Friday, 7 December 2018
Thursday, 27 September 2018
The Ward family designed the Bangor Castle Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was previously closed to the public and was considered by many as a secret garden. The local council restored this beautiful garden and it was officially opened as a visitor attraction in April 2009.
The garden is divided into four different sections, each with its own horticultural personality. It also boasts two unique pieces of sculpture inspired by North Down's maritime history.
The garden won the Royal Horticultural Society Award for Permanent Landscaping in its first year of opening. Formal tours can be arranged by appointment.
The gardens are generally open from the end of March to the end of October.
Thursday, 24 May 2018
We are just 10 miles from Belfast city centre in the heart of The North Down countryside. 5 mins to the beach , 14 golf clubs within a ten mile radius.
This weekend there is the BBC Music concert and the Tall Ships and from the 6 th June it's Belfast Book Festival. Or why not visit HMS Caroline.
Sunday, 6 May 2018
We have been promised sunshine here this weekend so what's on our and about so we can take advantage and enjoy every second here's some ideas for you.
In Holywood on Monday they will be dancing around the Maypole.
Top street artists from around the world and from Belfast too, give more than 120 performances over the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend. The emphasis is on comedy - the more physical and surreal, the better. As well as this, the Festival now stages shows in the Summer in Belfast.
Or in Connswater Shopping Centre you can try the Game of Thrones Iron Throne out for yourself, see how it feels to sit in it.
Or if you fancy a drive down the Ards Pennisula there's the bluebells to see in Mount Stewart or why not drive on to Portaferry and visit the Aquarium and try some food and hospitality in the Poryaferry Hotel.
And Belfast will be buzzing when the Belfast Marathon starts at 9am Bank Holiday Monday.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Would you live to see inside Scrabo Tower? Love Heritage NI and the @NationalTrustNI have announced the re-opening of the Ards landmark, Scrabo Tower. The historical building will open it's doors on Thur 3 May and open Thurs to Sun until Sept. Great to see the building open again to the public.
Scrabo Tower is located to the west of Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland. Built in the 1850s as a memorial to the Marquess of Londonderry it was originally and formally known as the 'Londonderry Monument'
at the top of Scrabo Hill near Newtownards is Scrabo Country Park and boasts incredible views over Strangford Lough and the surrounding countryside. There are plenty of paths through the fine beech woodlands of Killynether Wood and around the disused quarries allowing visitors many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and peaceful countryside.
Universal Pictures filmed several scenes of the new Dracula Untold film at Scrabo Country Park & Killynether Wood. This was one of many of the locations used for filming across Northern Ireland.
You never know who you might meet, you might recognise these two enjoying the venue.
Starting on Thursday 3rd May 2018 until Sunday 9th September 2018, Scrabo Tower will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 (last entry 15:30)
Additional opening on bank Holidays: Monday 7th & 28th May
Saturday, 24 March 2018
Friday, 22 September 2017
Culture Night Belfast 2017
The biggest evening in Belfast's cultural calendar returns to transform the spaces and places of the city centre and beyond on Friday 22 September with a packed programme of events including tasters, tours, talks, trails, demonstrations, activities and gigs.
All Culture Night events are free. Most events will take place between 1pm - 10pm in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, but many venues will be opening earlier and closing later.
85,000 people enjoyed Culture Night Belfast in 2016, and this year they're spreading the fun further across the city including at locations such as Belfast City Hall, Belfast Harbour and The Big Fish beside the River Lagan.
For the full programme of events, visit www.culturenightbelfast.com or view the events guide.