Belfast & Northern Ireland

Stretching from the market town of Newtownards and separating the shores of Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea, this gently undulating landscape is a scenic mix of pretty villages, romantic seascapes and unspolit coastline.

Drive the lough-hugging Portaferry Rd from N'ards, stopping at magnificent Mountstewart House and Gardens and the historic village of Greyabbey then take the short ferry trip from Portaferry to Strangford.

Or discover the other side of the Peninsula with its traditional seaside stops, like Donaghadee and Millisle, and quirky Ballycopeland Windmill (pic above).

And west of the Lough, Comber town and its environs offer several excellent eating options including locals' favourite Daft Eddie's.

Find out lots more at Ards TIC (9182 6846) or (seasonally) Portaferry TIC (4272 9882).






Events at this venue

Wednesday Jan 1 13:30–15:30
New Year’s Day Historic Ards Walk

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