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Portaferry Presbyterian Church

Portaferry Presbyterian Church

Portaferry Presbyterian Church was built in 1841, in the Greek revival style, possibly using the Temple of Nemesis on the Greek Island of Rhamnous as a model. This Greek Doric temple, designed by the Belfast architect John Millar, is tucked away behind High Street and the buildings fronting The Square. In spite of its architectural importance and dominance of the area in which it stands, it is not particularly well known outside the locality.

Lewis Restaurant

Lewis Restaurant

Dining at The Old Inn is always a pleasure and the recently renovated & highly acclaimed Lewis Restaurant is noted throughout the country for its superb cuisine using fresh local produce with a seasonal menu and excellent wine list.

Pier 36 Bar & Restaurant

Pier 36 Bar & Restaurant

The recipe for success at Pier 36 is fresh local produce prepared with a modern twist and exceptional service, which takes care of visitors from all over Ireland and much further a field.

Exploris Aquarium

Exploris Aquarium

A visit to Exploris enables the visitors to view and learn about the marine species that are indigenous to Strangford Lough and the coastline of the island. Marine communities are recreated to enable the visitor to gain a better understanding of the complex inter relationships between different species.

Strangford Village

Strangford Village

Strangford (from Old Norse Strangr-fjǫrðr, meaning “strong fjord”) is a small village at the mouth of Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland

Donaghadee Lighthouse & Pier

Donaghadee Lighthouse & Pier

Donaghadee is probably best known for its lighthouse and harbour. For centuries, it has been a haven for ships, and the harbour has been there from at least the 17th century. The harbour consists of two independent piers running north westwards out to sea; parallel nearer the shore, they converge at the outer ends to form a harbour mouth 150 feet (46 m) wide.

Portaferry Castle

Portaferry Castle

Portaferry Castle is a 16th-century tower-house, built by the Savage family and prominently located on the slope overlooking Portaferry harbour within sight of Strangford and Audley’s Castles across the water. Simpler than the earlier ‘gatehouse’ tower house, it is square in plan with one projecting tower to the south where a turret rises an extra storey and contains the entrance and stair from ground floor to first floor.

Newtownards Priory

Newtownards Priory

Newtownards Priory was a medieval Dominican priory founded by the Savage family around 1244 in the town of Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland. These substantial remains are the only ones of their type in Northern Ireland.

Nendrum Monastic Site

Nendrum Monastic Site

Nendrum Monastery was founded with the blessing of St Patrick, and was at its prime in the year 1000. It is a magic spot, a beautiful island accessible by bridges, with dry stone walls, heavenly views and a guide & site display.

Grey Point Fort

Grey Point Fort

This gun site was built to protect the mouth of the Belfast Lough from enemy invasion and now houses a little military museum. Centrepiece is a 12ft by six inch diameter naval gun which was installed in 1992. It is nearly a century old and was brought from Spike Island in Cork Harbour which also had a defensive fort. Grey Points two guns were sold for scrap in 1957 after the disbanding of the coastal artillery.

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