Your Guide to Staying Busy!
Award-winning Walled Garden, in the tranquil grounds of Castle Park The garden is divided into four different sections, each with its own horticultural personality. It also boasts two unique pieces of sculpture inspired by the borough’s maritime history. The Ward family designed the Bangor Castle Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was previously unopen to…View More
If you’re like most, your daily routine includes a steaming hot shower. But you could be gaining remarkable health benefits of cold water therapy by turning the water dial to cold or even better – going for a swim in the ocean! The practice of a cold morning swim is an extraordinary health revitalizer, embraced…View More
Helen’s Bay Beach is one of two excellent beaches found in Crawfordsburn Country Park. These beautiful sandy beaches are by far the best within the Belfast area and as such are exceptionally popular and well used. Helen’s Bay Beach is gently shelving and has excellent water quality making it ideal for bathing. The country park…View More
The Pickie Cafe and attractions (weather depending) are open every day 9am-7:30pm. Our play park is open 7 days a week from 9am and gates are locked at 7:30pm. Pickie has a small indoor play corner located in the cafe complete with an activity table, blackboard, play kitchen and a selection of toys and colouring…View More
This impressive building was built for the Hon Robert Edward Ward and his family in 1852. It is presently the headquarters of Ards and North Down Borough Council who use the mansions spectacular grand salon as the council chamber. The building is situated in the grounds of Castle Park alongside North Down Museum and is…View More