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Bangor Castle Walled Garden

Bangor Castle Walled Garden

The Ward family designed the Bangor Castle Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was previously unopen to the public and was considered by many as a secret garden!

North Down Museum

North Down Museum

Learn something of the fascinating saga of the area in Northern Ireland’s most visited small museum, located around a covered courtyard at the rear of Bangor Castle.

Bangor Marina

Bangor Marina

Bangor Marina is Northern Ireland’s biggest and most prestigious marina. It is the setting for a variety of major sailing and tourist events each year.

North Down Coastal Path

North Down Coastal Path

The North Down Coastal Path is one of the finest shoreline walks in Ireland. It extends along the southern shore of Belfast Lough from Holywood to Portavoe near Groomsport.

Bangor Castle (Town Hall)

Bangor Castle (Town Hall)

This imposing building is not so much a castle as an elegant mansion in the Elizabethan-Jacobean revival style. Although the castle is not accessible to the public you can still walk up the rolling lawn to admire this building from its beautiful grounds.

Pickie Fun Park

Pickie Fun Park

Following a major facelift and an investment of £2.6 million, Pickie Funpark has reopened in style and is now back on the must visit attraction list.

Redburn Country Park

Redburn Country Park

A variety of walks are available in Redburn. All walks start from the main car park. Those who do venture to the top are rewarded with amazing views over Belfast Lough.

Kilclief Castle

Kilclief Castle

Kilclief Castle was built between 1413 and 1441, reputedly by John Sely, bishop of Down. This makes it the earliest datable tower-house in County Down and is often used to date other tower-houses in the County. With its square projecting turrets, high arch and spiral staircases, it is one of the oldest in Lecale.

Hillsborough Fort

Hillsborough Fort

An artillery fort built in 1650 by Colonel Arthur Hill – the Hill family built the village of Hillsborough starting with the fort. Remodelled in the 18th Century for feasts and entertainment.

Hillsborough Courthouse

Hillsborough Courthouse

The Courthouse, which is based in the Square in Hillsborough, is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Ireland. The central arcade block was built by Wills Hill in 1760 and in 1810 the North wing was added and housed a courthouse. Visitors can view the interior of the courtroom where the fittings date from 1823.

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