Ards And North Down Borough Council

Ards and North Down’s Tourism service is dedicated to facilitating, sustainably growing and promoting the tourism offering within the Borough, focusing on key strengths that resonate with identified markets, to increase the overall NI visitor market share and economic return to the Borough.

It is a vibrant destination with a strong accommodation offering, several top ten attractions, and boasts 115 miles of stunning coastline making it a hub for water’s edge and on-the -water activities.  The stunning scenery and many heritage sites found here inspire a thriving creative scene. It also has a strong reputation for artisan food and drink with more award-winning eateries than any other region outside the city.

This beautiful place appeals strongly to visitors particularly those in the family segments (with key attractions such as the Ulster Folk Museum and Transport Museum, and Pickie Funpark in Bangor). Those who are culturally curious will be spoilt for choice with National Trust’s Mount Stewart a treasure house and gardens, Scrabo Tower, Christian heritage sites such as Bangor Abbey, and a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, The Vikings and Ulster-Scots settlers to be discovered.

Located adjacent to Belfast City and promoted as part of the wider city region, it is all within reach within a one-hour drive from the city.

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