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North Down

Situated around a stunning coastline that overlooks the southern shores of Belfast Lough, North Down’s hinterland of rolling green hills, atmospheric towns and proximity to Belfast make it one of the most desirable areas in Northern Ireland.

About North Down


Situated around a stunning coastline that overlooks the southern shores of Belfast Lough, North Down’s hinterland of rolling green hills, atmospheric towns and proximity to Belfast make it one of the most desirable areas in Northern Ireland.

Bangor, the main town, is a bustling and prosperous seaside resort with a large marina. Just outside Belfast, charming Holywood is renowned for chic shops and restaurants and the best of café society. Among the area’s most appealing seaside villages are Groomsport and Donaghadee and, just inland from beautiful Helen’s Bay, and Crawfordsburn. Excellent road and rail links to Belfast make it perfect commuter location.

Ideal for

Those looking for the good life with easy access to idyllic countryside and fine shops and eateries, as well as superb leisure pursuits.

Nearby

The Ards Peninsula, beaches, coastal walks, and Belfast. The George Best Belfast City Airport.

The Market

From chic Holywood to opulent Bangor there is a wide range of housing.

Popular Places

Holywood and its café society, beautiful Helen’s Bay, Crawfordsburn Country Park, Bangor Marina, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra.

Experience North Down

Eat & Drink

Fontana

One of Holywood’s most famous restaurants, the award-winning Fontana serves top-notch food in relaxing surroundings. Still one of the best around.

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The Dirty Duck Ale House

With beautiful views across Belfast Lough, The Dirty Duck has a superb selection of traditional ales and a seafood chowder that’s hard to beat.

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Pier 36

Overlooking Donaghadee Harbour, this award winning bar and restaurant has a cosy atmosphere with a traditional open fire and delicious food.

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Homebird Cafe

Homebird Cafe specialises in delicious home cooked food and scrumptious homemade cakes and tray bakes. Along with top quality loose leaf teas and freshly ground espresso and filter coffee.

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Shops

Red Ruby Rouge

Emerging fashion designers handpicked from around the world offer unique South African jewellery, leather bags from South America and much more at this unique Holywood boutique.

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Little Citizens Boutique

Toys and clothes for children from small independent labels around the world. Ethically and imaginatively sourced.

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Urban Orchard

You will enter a world of fun gifts, toys and jewellery, it is difficult to leave this Holywood gift shop empty handed.

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Bosun Bobs

You’re in Bangor, what else do you shop for but sailing gear? You’ll find everything you need from stylish deck shoes to waterproof jackets at this nautical treasure house.

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Parks & Recreation

The Culloden Spa

Part of the 5 Star Culloden Estate, this luxurious spa offers an oasis of tranquility with a range of holistic remedies and treatments.

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Royal Belfast Golf Club

Having played host to a number of championship events, Royal Belfast is the oldest golf club in Ireland located on the shores of Belfast Lough.

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Crawfordsburn Country Park

Northern Ireland’s most popular park and no wonder! Fabulous views of the Lough, tranquil walks through wooded glens and two delightful beaches make it feel an awful long way from the city, though it’s just a few miles.

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Ballyholme Yacht Club

With idyllic yachting conditions at the mouth of Belfast Lough, the acclaimed Bangor Marina and this friendly Bangor-based yacht club, which offers courses and classes, the area is made for sailors.

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