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Unspoiled beautiful place to visit

This is a lovely part of Northern Ireland where the sea is never far away. The coast road which... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Dorset, United Kingdom
Beautiful scenery

The Ards Peninsula has a charm about it. Short distance from Belfast and Newry. It boasts, some... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Oct 14, 2018
“Unspoiled beautiful place to visit”
Sep 12, 2018
“Beautiful scenery”
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.
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 26 October 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank John A
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

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

5  Thank Beth C
Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

We took the ferry from Strangford Village, over to Portoferry, for an afternoon bike ride. The scenery along the coast was spectacular. We glimpsed the Mourne Mountains on the return.

Date of experience: May 2013
5  Thank snowy_and_sunny
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