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North Down delights

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Located only a short distance from the city centre and docks of Belfast, North Down offers fabulous coastline, stunning scenery, layers of history, plenty of activities and fascinating museums, describing itself as the “biggest little attraction in Northern Ireland”.

The area has a great diversity of recreational facilities including fishing, golf and walking along the North Down coastal path. Coupled with a rich history and heritage from early Christian times, the Vikings, founding fathers of the Ulster-Scots, World War II and Bangor’s development as a seaside destination there is plenty to make it a worthwhile visit.

There is also a variety of high street shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes in Bangor and Holywood and a range of attractions including North Down Museum and the Victorian Walled Garden which offer free entry and programme of free events.

Throughout the summer months the borough comes alive with free entertainment. Visitors can enjoy Cockle Row Cottages set within the quaint village of Groomsport for a variety of free weekend entertainment from May to August, or a deck chair at the Bandstand in Ward Park, Bangor for live musical performances, or free street theatre by the marina.

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