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Newtownards
Newtownards The Essential
This modern and busy market town is set about 800m inland from Strangford Lough's northern shore. The handsome town hall, a former market building, was constructed of local Scrabo stone in 1765. In Court Street on the south side of town are the remains of the 13C priory founded by Walter de Burgh. Also built of Scrabo stone, it contains the tombs of the marquesses of Londonderry. The tower dates from the 17C.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Newtownards
Ards Peninsula
Ards Peninsula
Ards Peninsula is a narrow tongue of
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Temple of the Winds
Temple of the Winds
Built on a hillock, the tower gives
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Exploris
Exploris
More than a simple aquarium, Exploris
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Grey Abbey
Grey Abbey
The ruins of a Cistercian foundation
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Castle Espie Centre
Castle Espie Centre
The centre is part of the Wildfowl &
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Sketrick Castle
Sketrick Castle
The ruins of Sketrick Castle stand on
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