• Dunluce Castle

    Dunluce Castle Situated on the North Antrim Coast Dunluce Castle the first building began in In the 13th century, Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster. The castle has had various “owners” McQuillan family in 1513. The earliest features of the castle are two large drum towers about 9 metres (30 ft) in diameter Read more [...]

  • Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

    Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a popular tourist attraction rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. It spans 20 metres and is 30 metres above the rocks below. Originally built by fishermen for salmon netting Read more [...]

  • Balintoy Harbour

    Balintoy Harbour Situated on the North Antrim Coast the small fishing harbour can be found a short distance from the village, The harbour has been used as a filming location in HBO’s series Game of Thrones.  Makes a great place to stopover when visiting the Giants Causeway or Carrick-a-Rede rope Read more [...]

  • Grey Abbey

    Grey Abbey This historic building dating from 1193 is one of Ireland’s most impressive examples of early gothic architecture. The remains of the Abbey are situated in beautiful parkland on the outskirts of our village.   In 1193 at the instigation of Affreca, the wife of John de Courcy, work Read more [...]

  • Scrabo Tower

    Scrabo Tower At the top of Scrabo Hill, overlooking Strangford Lough and the whole of North Down, is Scrabo Tower. The tower, which was built in 1857, is one of Northern Ireland’s best known landmarks and the views from the top are spectacular. Inside the tower you can see an Read more [...]

  • Donaghadee

    Donaghadee Donaghadee is a small town on the east coast of the Ards Peninsula it name from irish is Domhnach Daoi’s church Location of a working light house and small harbout Donaghadee is a popular visitor attraction and home to one of Ireland’d oldest pubs Grace Neills established in 1611 Read more [...]

  • Greyabbey Bay

    Grey Abbey Bay Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough the small village of Grey Abbey has evidence of being inhabited for thousands of years. An Archaeological study of the area discovered an ancient dugout canoe in Greyabbey Bay dated to be some 4500 years B.C. That makes it older Read more [...]

  • Newcastle and the Mournes

    The Mournes and Newcastle Situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains Newcastle is a vibrant coastal town popular for many as a holiday getaway destination and if a popular gateway to the Moure Mountain range via Donnard Park. The “Mournes” have been romantically immortalised by a line in from Read more [...]

  • Greyabbey House and Gardens

    Greyabbey House and Gardens Grey Abbey House specialises in hosting historical, architectural and horticultural groups and we are able to provide lunch, tea and dinner by arrangement. Overlooking Strangford Lough on the Ards Peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland, Grey Abbey House and its gardens benefit from a temperate climate which supports Read more [...]