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This picturesque coastline provides visitors with sweeping views of the sea, ancient graves and forts, pretty coastal villages and the "violent fjord," where four hundred million tons of water rush through a narrow land gap twice a day.
This is a lovely part of Northern Ireland where the sea is never far away. The coast road which runs down from Newtownards and past Greyabbey is stunning. Portaferry is well worth a visit - the Aquarium is good and the small cluster of shops...More
The Ards Peninsula has a charm about it. Short distance from Belfast and Newry. It boasts, some say, 365 islands, remarkable towers, great eats and superb Viking history. We spent 24 hours in mainly south of the Peninsula in Portaferry. Visited many interesting and unique...More
Countryside nice but there are way nicer places to visit in Ireland. Waste of a day really. Villages shabby, roads poor/lots of potholes. Coast nice but not very special. Mount Stewart nice but overpriced for what it is.
Head east out of Belfast on the A2 and down the coast to Portaferry where you pick up the A20 to come north along the side of Strangford Lough and back to Belfast.
You pass by numerous sights like the Ulster Folk & Transport museum,...More
Yes I may be biased because I live on the Ards Peninsula, but this part of the world is beautiful.
Take your car and drive down the Eastern shore towards Portaferry, passing through Greyabbey and Kircubbin, not forgetting to call in at the National Trust's...More
Great place to drive around
Irish Sea on the the outer part and Stangford lough on the inside
Very different scenery
Nice little villages
Donaghadee very pretty town
Portavogie really interesting working harbour