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newtownards town hall and conway square county down northern ireland uk the town hall was originally the market house
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This modern and busy market town is set about 800m inland from Strangford Lough's northern shore. The handsome town hall, a former market building, was constructed of local Scrabo stone in 1765. In Court Street on the south side of town are the remains of the 13C priory founded by Walter de Burgh. Also built of Scrabo stone, it contains the tombs of the marquesses of Londonderry. The tower dates from the 17C.

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Tourist attractions Newtownards : Things to see and do

  • Grey Abbey Interesting

    Church Street GB - Greyabbey

    The ruins of a Cistercian foundation which began in 1193. Its church, one of Ireland's earliest to use the primitive Gothic style, has a magnificent west doorway (1220-1230) with worked mouldings and dentilled friezes. Damaged in the Elizabethan peri..

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  • Exploris Interesting

    The Ropewalk.Castle St GB - Portaferry BT22 1NZ

    More than a simple aquarium, Exploris has convincing reconstructions of different underwater habitat and banks showing waterlife in Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea in all its splendour. There are touching basins, a sea discovery laboratory and an ..

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  • Scrabo Country Park

    203a Scrabo Rd GB - Newtownards BT23 4SJ

    The two highlights in this park are Mount Scrabo, formed by a layer of volcanic lava that covers and protects the underlying sandstone, and Scrabo Tower. Erected in 1857 in memory of the third marquis of Londonderry (1778-1854), it contains an exhibi..

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Restaurants Newtownards

  • Pier 36 Traditional pubs serving food 

    36 The Parade GB - Donaghadee BT21 0HE

    Spacious family-run pub, set on the quayside, opposite a lighthouse, overlooking the picturesque harbour. Extensive menus feature a mix of classic, modern and international influences, with good weekday deals and plenty of fresh, local seafood. Brigh..

  • Grace Neill's Traditional pubs serving food 

    33 High St GB - Donaghadee BT21 0AH

    Traditional beamed pub - reputedly the oldest in Ireland - dating from 1611 and decorated with antiques and pictures of old Donaghadee. The extensive, classical menu offers hearty, flavoursome cooking. Dishes are rustic yet refined.

  • Balloo House - Restaurant Very comfortable restaurant 

    1 Comber Rd, (1st floor) GB - Killinchy BT23 6PA

    Intimate, formally laid, first floor restaurant with high beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls; set in a rural location. Classically based menus see tried-and-tested combinations given a personal touch, with proud use of local produce.

  • Lisbarnett House Traditional pubs serving food 

    181 Killinchy Rd, Lisbane GB - Comber BT23 5NE

    Neat, modern-looking building in the centre of a small village, with an adjoining off licence. Cooking is robust and satisfying and their ethos is 'local is best'; try one of the Irish Dexter beef dishes, which range from burgers to steaks.

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