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NewtownardsUnited Kingdom

Visit an important monument to World War II, play a few rounds of golf and gaze up at the iconic tower in the hilltop park.

Newtownards is a fairly developed town with a rich history and fascinating monuments. Overlooked by the imposing Scrabo Tower, the town lies in a pleasant valley surrounded by green countryside. Stroll through the Old Town market for a glimpse into local traditions and customs.

Visit the city center for Ards Shopping Center and Londonderry Park. Bring the kids to the adventure center of Happy Town.

Stroll through the pleasant hilltop fields of Scrabo Country Park in the southwestern part of the town. Enjoy a picnic with excellent views of the picturesque countryside from this great vantage point. The park’s centerpiece is the 19th-century Scrabo Tower, with its iconic turreted tower.

Relax with a few rounds at Scrabo Golf Club which fills the southern end of the park. An alternative is Clandeboye Golf Course near Bangor, which has two 18-hole championship courses.

Also on the way to Bangor, a little north of Newtownards, lies the Somme Museum, which honors the spot where the soldiers of the 108th Brigade trained for World War II. Take a guided tour for a comprehensive understanding of the many objects and photos displayed and stories shared.

Make your way southeast along the coast to Mount Stewart, where you will find the 19th-century Mount Stewart House and Gardens. This stately manor has a neoclassical style and period furnishings. Visit the ruins of nearby Grey Abbey, which dates back to the 12th century.

Enjoy the fairly sunny summers in the green countryside and expect wet weather year-round. Note that the town is known by locals as Ards.

Find the town in the borough of Ards in northeastern Northern Ireland. It is just a 30-minute drive east of Belfast, which has the Belfast International Airport. Visit nearby towns, such as Bangor, Comber and the many other villages on the Ards Peninsula.

Newtownards is a lively town surrounded by a scenic hilltop with one of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks.

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Luxury Private Cabin With Outdoors Hot tub With sea Views on Strangford Lough
Luxury Private Cabin With Outdoors Hot tub With sea Views on Strangford Lough
40 Bayview Rd, Newtownards, NIR
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Situated by the ocean, this cabin is within 9 miles (15 km) of Killyleagh Castle, Strangford and Lecale and Delamont Country Park. Nendrum Monastic Site and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Great, relaxing break

"Myself and my boyfriend just spend the weekend and it was everything we could have wished for with the current restrictions in place. The cabin is so cosy and beautiful, the private garden is also stunning. The views of the lough were beautiful and the hot tube was just delightful. Plenty of beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2020

Luxury Private Cabin With Outdoors Hot tub With sea Views on Strangford Lough
La Mon Hotel And Country Club
La Mon Hotel And Country Club
4 out of 5
41 Gransha Road, Castlereagh, Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $141 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Ravenhill Stadium, Titanic Belfast and W5 Interactive Discovery Centre. Ulster ...

4.3/5Excellent! (325 reviews)

"Amazing location very clean and friendly staff Rooms are spacious and very quiet"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2020

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Strangford Arms Hotel Newtownards
Strangford Arms Hotel Newtownards
3 out of 5
92 Church Street, Newtownards, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $122 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24

Situated in Newtownards, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Scrabo Tower and within 6 miles (10 km) of Clandeboye Golf Course and Mount Stewart. Bangor ...

4.4/5Excellent! (60 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay very much indeed and found all aspects of the hotel very much to our liking. The staff were more than accommodating, the room suited us very well, the ambiance was just what we needed and the food was exceptional."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 10, 2020

Strangford Arms Hotel Newtownards
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Vacation Rentals in Newtownards

Luxury Private Cabin With Outdoors Hot tub With sea Views on Strangford Lough
Luxury Private Cabin With Outdoors Hot tub With sea Views on Strangford Lough
40 Bayview Rd, Newtownards, NIR

Situated by the ocean, this cabin is within 9 miles (15 km) of Killyleagh Castle, Strangford and Lecale and Delamont Country Park. Nendrum Monastic Site and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Great, relaxing break

"Myself and my boyfriend just spend the weekend and it was everything we could have wished for with the current restrictions in place. The cabin is so cosy and beautiful, the private garden is also stunning. The views of the lough were beautiful and the hot tube was just delightful. Plenty of beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2020

Luxury Private Cabin With Outdoors Hot tub With sea Views on Strangford Lough
Ballycastle Cottage
Ballycastle Cottage
4 out of 5
60 Mount Stewart Road, Newtownards, Northern Ireland

Situated in Newtownards, this cottage is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Mount Stewart and within 3 miles (5 km) of Strangford and Lecale and Mount Stewart House and Gardens. ...

Ballycastle Cottage
 “Rose Cottage”, Greyabbey, Strangford Lough, Co.Down
“Rose Cottage”, Greyabbey, Strangford Lough, Co.Down
6 Church Street, Newtownards, NIR

Situated by the ocean, this historic cottage is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Grey Abbey and within 3 miles (5 km) of Strangford and Lecale and Mount Stewart House and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Rose Cottage

"We booked rose and lilac cottage for our stay when we got married in orange tree house last weekend. Janet couldn't have been more helpful she replied to all my messages and greeted us on the day when collecting the keys we had a lovely chat and she was so accommodating. The cottages are beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

“Rose Cottage”, Greyabbey, Strangford Lough, Co.Down
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