Ards and North Down - Bangor, Donaghadee, Holywood and Newtownards
Tourist Information Centres
The Ards and North Down Borough is a diverse and winning mix of picturesque coastline, beautiful countryside, bustling towns and quaint villages, with a superb choice of places to stay along with outstanding local and international cuisine. One of Ards and North Down’s largest town, Bangor, is situated only 12 miles from Belfast and just 30 minutes by train or bus.
What's on Offer
The Borough is very proud of the North Down Coastal Path that stretches 16 miles along some of Ireland's finest shoreline and features many beautiful beaches, including Crawfordsburn.
Places to Visit
Variety is the key to Ards and North Down's high quality events and entertainment to suit all ages. Forest parks, beaches, boating, fishing and walking are all widely available.
The Borough provides an eclectic range of retail outlets, unique boutique and speciality shops. Main Shopping towns: Bangor, Donaghadee, Holywood & Newtownards.
You will be spoiled for choice in the many award winning eateries, guaranteed to give you a warm welcome and excellent service in our many pubs and restaurants.
Recreation & Sport
Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex is Ards and North Down's flagship aquatic and leisure complex situated in the heart of Bangor. With 3 swimming pools, leisure waters & extensive gym facilities the Aurora offers a great day out. North Down has 11 golf courses, 6 sailing and yacht clubs, sea, fly and trout fishing, diving, birdwatching, boat trips & water sports.
Holiday & Activity Centres
Conference & Business Facilities
SIGNAL Centre, 028 9147 3788.
From Belfast, follow signs for the A2 to Bangor, approx. 12 miles. Surrounding towns and villages clearly signposted.
Frequent services run from Belfast to Bangor and Holywood. See www.translink.co.uk.
By Ferry - All major companies sail into the Port of Larne and Belfast. Larne is 35 miles away. Belfast is 12 miles away.
George Best Belfast City Airport, 028 9093 9093, 20 mins to Bangor.