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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.

Scrabo Tower

Scrabo Tower

Scrabo Tower is easily one of the areas most recognisable landmarks, situated at the head of Strangford Lough overlooking the old Market Town of Newtownards. On a clear day the views from this monument are astounding.

Grey Abbey

Grey Abbey

These splendid ruins of a Cistercian Abbey church and conventual buildings are the finest example of Anglo-Norman ecclesiastical architecture in Northern Ireland.

Holywood Town

Holywood Town

The Jewel in North Down

Holywood was named Sanctus Boscus (“Holy Wood”) by the Normans after the woodland surrounding a monastery founded by St Laiseran before 640. It was on the site of the present ruins of the medieval Old Priory. In the present day, the name is pronounced identically to “Hollywood.”

Bangor Town

Bangor Town

Bangor is a picturesque maritime resort located only 12 miles from the heart of Belfast. For more than 150 years the Bangor area has been one of Northern Ireland’s main tourist destinations providing for the pleasure of trippers and tourists.

Groomsport Coastal Village

Groomsport Coastal Village

The beautiful village of Groomsport, just ten minutes from Bangor, is best known for it’s picturesque harbour that was once a major fishing port and it’s two fishermans cottages known as Cockle Row.

Ballywalter Estate

Ballywalter Estate

An Italianate palazzo mansion constructed by Charles Lanyon for Andrew Mulholland, great, great, great grandfather of the present owner. An opportunity to see how Victorian grandeur is matched with a contemporary twist.

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