Step back in time and discover Irish traditions at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra. Learn about life in the trenches at The Somme Museum in Conlig or travel through time visiting Vikings, Normans and Christian Heritage in the North Down Museum, Bangor.
Savour the tastes of the region in many award-winning restaurants and local food shops. Top of the menus are Portavogie prawns, local lobster and oysters, or County Down beef with local favourite, buttery mash potato with spring onions known as ‘champ’. Book a foodie tour to sample this delicious produce, learn artisan dulse wheaten bread making and experience whiskey and gin production at the region's local distilleries.
Why not stay a while and relax in some of the wonderful accommodation dotted throughout the area, from hotels to inns, there is something perfect for all tastes. With many a cosy café and friendly pubs with roaring fires you can simply sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere!
Packed to the brim with so much to do, head online to visitardsandnorthdown.com and start planning your visit. If you prefer to chat, local expert staff in Bangor and Newtownards Visitor Information Centres will be more than happy to offer knowledgeable advice.
From inspirational ideas and the latest events make sure you discover the best that Ards and North Down has to offer.
visitardsandnorthdown.com, 028 9127 0069 or 028 9182 6846.