The Ards peninsula is the place to explore from the Strangford lough to the beautiful beaches. And of course the finest B&B on the peninsula. We have castles, distilleries, a national trust house, exploris, walks that every dog would be happy with, beaches that are as good as anywhere in the world.
Across the ferry in Strangford is Castle Ward, the castle used in the Game of Thrones.
Visit the newest Gin Distillery in Northern Ireland. 6.8 miles for Feetnpaws B&B. The Echlinville Distillery in Newtownards is Ireland’s first farm distillery. We craft our spirits from the ground up, on land we have farmed for generations. Every drop is trickle pot distilled to perfection from barley sown, grown, harvested and malted by hand on our family farm.
Mount Stewart is a 19th-century house and garden in County Down, Northern Ireland, owned by the National Trust. Situated on the east shore of Strangford Lough, a few miles outside the town of Newtownards and near Greyabbey, it was the Irish seat of the Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry
Exploris is a public aquarium situated in Portaferry, Northern Ireland. The facility is located on the shores of the Marine Nature reserve of Strangford Lough, which is an important winter migration destination for many wading and sea birds
*Note: Exploris do tours with dinner, see their website
Phone ahead, not every restaurant is open 7 days a week.
Salt House Portaferry
Captain Jacks Portaferry
The yard Portaferry
The Narrows Portaferry
Exploris Tour and Dinner Portaferry
Artisan Cookhouse Strangford
The Lobster Pot Strangford
Cuan - B&B, Pub Restaurant Strangford
The Saltwater Brig 6.9 miles North of Portaferry
Various takeaways Portaferry
The ferry can handle cars, trucks, MHs, etc.........
From Portaferry to Strangford:
weekday - 7.45am - 10.45pm (every 30 mins)
Sat - 8.15am - 11.15pm (every 30 mins)
Sun - 9.45am - 10.45pm (every 30 mins)