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Tourism
Millisle Beach
Millisle Beach
Portaferry Castle
Sketrick Castle
Exploris
Exploris
Exploris, the only public aquarium and seal sanctuary in Northern Ireland, is a unique facility which takes visitors on a journey to experience the wonders of the Irish Sea and its marine life. Currently closed for refurbishment.
Ards History & Heritage
Ards History & Heritage
The Ards Borough has a rich and varied history. Ever since its earliest inhabitants arrived some 8000 years ago, the area has been moulded and defined by some of history's most notable groups.
Strangford Lough
Strangford Lough
There are lots of things to do, places to see and new interests to develop in and around Strangford Lough. Each visit to the area, no matter what the season guarantees something new and different. You will enjoy coming back, time after time.
Ards Arts & Ards Crafts
Ards Arts & Ards Crafts
With one of the largest concentrations of artists and craftspeople living and working in Northern Ireland, Ards is home to a thriving creative industry and one which is also a unique visitor attraction.
Events Guides
This section includes downloadable information about the range of Council Events taking place across the Borough.
Visitor Guides
In this section you will find the range of Visitor Guides full of information to help you plan your break, however long in the area.
Walking Guides
This section contains downloadable historical walking guides for a wide range of towns and villages across the Borough.
Tourist Information

31 Regent Street

Newtownards
Co.Down
BT23 4AD
T: 028 9182 6846
E: tourism@ards-council.gov.uk

The Stables

Castle Street
Portaferry
BT22 1NZ
T: 028 4272 9882
E: tourism.portaferry@ards-council.gov.uk