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The Ark- Open Farm

The "Ark" Open farm is set in forty acres of unspoiled countryside, with many of its 

animals the most endangered in the British Isles. Rare Animals. Pets Corner. 

Hand and bottle feeding. Adventure playground. Well worth a visit with your Children. 

Telephone (02891) 820445 for opening times

Bangor Abbey

No tour of the town would be complete without a visit to the famous church on the 

site where the story of Bangor began nearly 15 centuries ago. In Bangor's history, 

the abbey was destroyed and rebuilt many times. Oldest surviving remnant of its 

past is St Malachy's Wall, adjacent to the old Gate Lodge at the nearby entrance 

to Castle Park.

Bangor Cinema Multiplex

Newly refurbished 7 screen cinema with stereophonic sound. Opening hours:

Sunday - Thursday 1.30pm - 11.00pm

Friday - Saturday .1.30pm - 1.30am

Telephone: (02891) 465007  

Or to get the more information on the Film starting times and Listings please 

go to the cinema guide


Bangor Leisure centre

Swimming complex which includes a 25 meter international short course pool, 

diving pool, learner pool and a toddlers pool.

Squash Courts, Sports Halls, Fitness Centre, Steam room & Sun bed

Telephone: (02891) 270271

Bangor Market

On Wednesday mornings there is a big outdoor market, which is on the upper 

Main Street. It's a great place to get fresh fruit & vegetables very cheap! There 

are also lots of other great bargains to be found there. Open 8.00am to 2.00pm

 on Wednesdays

Boat Trips

From Donaghadee to the scenic Copeland’s Islands landing for picnics, 

hill walking, bird watching, relaxing, swimming or just enjoy the peace and 

tranquility. Trips depart from The Donaghadee Pier daily on 'The Brothers Boat' 

Five times a day 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday in July and August, 

Weekends Only in May / June / Sept / October.

Telephone: - (02891) 883403 or 0378 893920.

Cairn Wood

Ideal for a Sunday walk to clear away the cobwebs and work up a good appetite! 

A forest that offers walks on well marked paths through thick woodland made up 

of mature conifers and deciduous trees. Cairn wood is located on the Ballysallagh 

Road off the Belfast carriageway.

Crawfordsburn Country Park 

This is a popular beach in the summer and for weekend walks. There is a glen walk and a visitor’s centre, which is geared up for children. There is also a  cafe at the centre.

Opening Times for 2013 

October to May,  9am - 4.00pm

June to September, 10.00am - 9.00pm  

Visitor Centre:
October to May 10am – 4pm daily

June to  September  2013  10am – 5pm daily

**Please note the Visitor Centre will be closed 22nd - 29th December 2013**

Telephone: (02891) 853621 Access from Bridge Road South, Helens Bay. That is the first road turning right out of Crawfordsburn village towards Belfast.

Golf Courses  

Bangor Golf Course: 18-hole course close to the centre of town. 

Telephone (02891) 270922.

     Blackwood Golf Course: Northern Irelands biggest pay-and-play facility 

including the Shanks Restaurant. 18-hole championship standard course and 

an 18 hole par 3 course Telephone (02891) 852706.

     Carnalea Golf Course: A coastal course, which is particularly favored 

by visitors. Telephone (02891) 270368.

    Clandeboye Golf Course: 36 hole golfing facility of international repute. 

Telephone (02891) 271767. 

    Helens Bay Golf Course: Has a 9-hole course and small greens 

with clumps of mature trees making scoring  a challenge. Telephone (02891) 852815.

    Grey Point Fort

This gun site was built to protect the mouth of Belfast Lough from enemy invasion in World War 2 and it now houses a little military museum. It has now been set up again exactly like it was in World War 2 to show you what it was like at the time. 

The centerpiece is two six-inch naval guns which where installed A few years ago to replace the original guns which where sold for scrap after the war was over when their historic significance was not appreciated.

Admission is free.

Opening Times

1st Mar  to 31st Mar 2013 - 12noon to 4pm Sat & Sun only

April to September 2013 -  2pm - 5pm daily,

Forthcoming Events at this Venue

If you are unsure of opening times please Telephone (02891) 853621,


There are nice walks in Castle Park which is where the Town Hall and Heritage Centre are located. You can also go for a walk through Ward Park where kids can bring bread to feed the ducks. Both parks are within walking distance of the town centre.



You can shop in Bangor Town Centre and park in one of the car parks in the town centre.

Shops include Dunnes stores in the Flagship. It includes a multi-story car park for 450 cars.

Bloomfield’s Shopping Centre - This is a nice shopping centre to park outside free and walk around. 

which includes M&S and Tesco’s. It is located on the outskirts of the town  at  

the Bangor Ring road.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 9.00pm. Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm. Sunday 

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Tower House

The oldest building in Bangor dating from the seventeenth century. Which now 

contains the Tourist Information Centre. Opening times: all year round. 

Telephone: (02891) 270069.

Ulster Way

This is a 500-mile circular footpath, which runs around the north of Ireland. Various 

sections run through the outskirts of Bangor like the walk from Somme Heritage 

Centre in Newtownards to Helens Bay via Clandeboye Estate.

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Well worth a visit with all the family for a great day out. 


The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is located 7 miles east of Belfast, near Holywood, on the main Belfast to Bangor Road (A2), just 15 minutes outside Belfast City Centre. George Best Belfast City Airport also is nearby.


There is ample free car parking at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, with car parks located at both the Folk side and Transport side . A number of parking areas are set aside exclusively for persons with access needs. On event days we arrange additional car parking and transport.


Opening times:

October to February:
Tuesday to Friday 10.00 to 16.00. Saturday and Sunday 11.00 to 16.00.
Monday closed (except for Bank holidays)

March to September:
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 17.00.
Monday closed (except for Bank holidays)

*The Museum is open on Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year

Admission Prices: 

Adults £7.00
Children (5 to 18 years) £4.50
Concession £4.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £20.00
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children) £14.50
Children under 5 Free

Special rate tickets to both museums on the same day:

Adults £8.50
Children (5 to 18 years) £5.00
Concession £5.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £23.00
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children) £17.50
Children under 5 Free

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