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Experience Ards is a series of guided tours to help you explore Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula.

This popular programme includes walking, coach and boat tours escorted by experienced guides. You can take a boat trip on Strangford Lough from Portaferry, visit the Copeland Island Bird Observatory from picturesque Donaghadee Harbour or experience the historic sites of Newtownards, Comber and Donaghadee on one of our regular walking tours.

The coach tours include visits to stately homes, Christian heritage sites and famous gardens of the Peninsula. You can also discover the rich Ulster Scots heritage of the area, explore the art and craft studios for which the Ards Peninsula is renowned or have fun on a Halloween Ghost tour or a murder mystery evening.

Tours run from May to November including:-

Walking tours:

•In Search of the Provosts of Newtown

•Fairies And Folklore

•Newtown Lead Mines Walking Tour

•Comber Historical Walking Tour

•Newtownards Historical Walking Tour

•Donaghadee Historical Walking Tour

•Comber Titanic Walking Tour

•Halloween Walking Tour

Boat tours:

•Copeland Island Boat Tour

•Copeland Island Twilight Boat Tour

•Copeland Island Bird Observatory

•Strangford Lough Boat Tour

•Strangford Upper Lough Boat Tour

•Strangford Lough Twilight Boat Tour

Coach tours: 

•Tea with the Lord

•Glorious Gardens of the Ards Peninsula

•Abbots, Priests and Pilgrims

•History of North Down and Ards Coach Tour

•Creative Peninsula Coach Tour

•Behind Closed Doors Coach Tour

•Scenic Coach Tour of the Ards Peninsula

•From an Abbey to a Stately Home

•A Murder Mystery Evening

Walking tours range from ££3 - ££6

Boat tours range from ££4 - ££10

Coach tours range from ££7 - ££20

Murder mystery evening  ranges from ££8 - ££15

  • Ards Tourist Information Centre
  • 31 Regent Street
  • Newtownards
  • Down
  • BT23 4AD

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