Things to see and do - Newtownards
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Newtownards Travel guide
Newtownards : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Newtownards : Things to see and do
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 ex..
233 Bangor Road GB - Conlig
This heritage centre devoted to the Battle of the Somme will take the visitor to the beginnings of World War One and one of its bloodiest battles, the 1916 offensive on the Somme, where nine Irish regiments fought for a common cause. Photos and..
A21 GB - Comber BT23
The centre is part of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and occupies a pleasant site on the western bank of Strangford Lough. The freshwater lakes that formed in the old clay and chalk pits (for bricks, tiles and pottery) make this an ideal area for hi..
92 Church Street GB - Newtownards BT23 4AL
Just 20 minutes from Belfast centre, The Strangford Arms is a renovated Victorian hotel, offering elegant rooms and free private parking. With an award-winning restaurant, there is also free Wi-Fi. The refurbished rooms are stylishly decorated in na..
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.
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.
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.
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..