Description

Only 10 minutes from Bangor, these old fisherman's cottages now house a heritage display, visitor information and weekend family events.

The cottages feature a range of visitor and heritage information as well as a small gift shop. Bird enthusiasts can enjoy live video feeds which have been set up on Cockle Island giving visitors the opportunity to watch birds on two large screens and control cameras for a more interactive bird watching experience.
Cockle Row Cottages open their doors each year to hundreds of families that visit over the summer season. Open just in time for Easter each year, these lovingly restored fisherman's cottages host free themed entertainment from Easter Sunday to the first Sunday in September.
Children will have the opportunity to join in on a range of activities including face painting, children's crafts, balloon modelling and much more every weekend from 2-4pm, whilst adults can enjoy live music, craft fairs and Ulster-Scots music and dance in July and August in Association with the Ulster-Scots Agency.
Open to the public daily from June, the cottages also stock a range of tourist and heritage information as well as a small gift shop full of local crafts and pottery.
Whether it's a weekend of free family fun or an afternoon away, Cockle Row Cottages are the perfect place for you!
Admission is free.
Cockle Row Cottages
location_on
The Harbour, Main Street,
Groomsport.
BT19 6JR

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Visitor information services and heritage display
  • Free weekend family entertainment
  • Beside playground and free tennis courts
  • Coastal village with paddling pools, eateries and shops
  • National Trust Reserve and beach
  • Opening hours
    • April and May: Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 5pm
    • June to September: Daily, 11am - 5pm.

    Free weekend family entertainment takes place from 2pm - 4pm.

You might also like

  • Exploris Aquarium

    gps_fixed 34.51KM

    Located in Portaferry on the shores of Strangford Lough, you can enjoy a diver's view of marine life from around the world.

    Find Out More
  • Titanic Belfast
    Titanic Belfast

    Titanic Belfast

    gps_fixed 1.92KM

    Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a must-see on any visit to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

    Find Out More
  • We Are Vertigo

    gps_fixed 5.54KM

    Check out Northern Ireland's leading provider in indoor entertainment, home to the world's largest Inflata-Park, indoor ski slopes and an al...

    Find Out More
  • Lost City Adventure Golf

    gps_fixed 1.46KM

    Start your epic adventure at The Lost City Adventure Golf, Northern Ireland's first indoor adventure golf course.

    Find Out More
  • North Down Museum
    North Down Museum

    North Down Museum

    gps_fixed 18.23KM

    The museum is located in the picturesque grounds of Castle Park in the centre of Bangor. This free attraction is popular with all ages.

    Find Out More
  • Mount Stewart

    gps_fixed 22.35KM

    Discover a place of enchantment

    Find Out More
  • Jordanstown Loughshore Park

    gps_fixed 9.86KM

    Located in Newtownabbey on the shores of Belfast Lough, enjoy panoramic views from Belfast to Bangor at the first stop along the stunning Ca...

    Find Out More
  • Drumglass Park
    Drumglass Park

    Drumglass Park

    gps_fixed 2.94KM

    Drumglass Park is located between the Lisburn and Malone Roads in south Belfast. It is popular with families and young children.

    Find Out More
  • Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill Visitor Centre
    Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill Visitor Centre

    Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill Visitor Centre

    gps_fixed 5.17KM

    Belfast Castle is located in the Cave Hill area of north Belfast. It was built in the 1860s and is one of the city's most famous landmarks.

    Find Out More
  • Castle Ward

    gps_fixed 34.03KM

    See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th century mansion resting on a rolling hillside.

    Find Out More
Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question
arrow_upwardBack To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
Registered users can create scrapbooks to plan, save and organise ideas and itineraries for a trip to Belfast. Find Out More
In order to display distances relevant to your current position, we'd need to be able to use your GPS location. To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
You have previously denied access to your GPS location. In order to allow access to your location, you need to update your site settings through your browser settings to allow this site access to your location.

To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
By default, all distances on the site are calculated from Belfast City Centre. You can choose a different starting point here, or specify your own.