Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry

Recently reopened after a £2 million

remodelling, this excellent aquarium has

displays of marine life from Strangford

Lough and the Irish Sea as well as tropical

fish, otters and a new reptile centre with

an African Nile crocodile, geckos and

snakes.

 (10.5 miles)

Ballycopeland Windmill

This is the only remaining working

windmill in the world with a complete and

fully-functioning Hopper Roller Reefer sail

system. It was built in the late 18th or early

19th century and was operational until the

First World War.

 (7.2 miles)

ADDRESS

35 Ballybryan Road

Greyabbey Newtownards Ards Peninsula BT22 2RB (1.5 miles south of Greyabbey on the A20 - follow the sign to Kircubbin, turn left on to the Ballybryan Road - then first lane on left).

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Buses on route from Kircubbin via

Greyabbey, Greyabbey via

Kircubbin ,every 45 minutes.

.

EMAIL

info@harrisonsofgreyabbey.co.uk

PHONE

028 4278 8088

07745 109456

 

Opening Hours Mon - Thurs  9am  last orders   4.00 pm Friday  9am last orders 7.00 pm Saturday  9am last orders 8.00 pm Sunday Closed

                            SURROUNDINGS

Mount Stewart House & Gardens

The magnificent 18th-century Mount

Stewart is one of Northern Ireland’s grandest

stately homes. A three-year restoration

project has seen the house transformed to

how it looked in its 1930 heyday, by unveiling

the central hall's original 1840s Scrabo stone

floor, repairing the delicate plaster work and

returning the cream colour scheme. The

house overlooks formal gardens filled with

colourful sub-tropical plants

(3.5 miles)

Greyabbey -12th century Cistercian

abbey

This Cistercian abbey was founded in 1193 by

Affreca, wife of Norman knight John de

Courcy (the builder of Carrickfergus Castle),

in thanks for surviving a stormy sea crossing

from the Isle of Man. The small visitor centre

explains Cistercian life with paintings and

panels; there's also a herb garden full of

medicinal plants once cultivated by the

monks. The abbey's church, in use until the

18th century, was the first in Ireland to be

built in the Gothic style

 (1.3 miles)

Donaghadee - Harbour & Lighthouse

The Harbour was built in 1820's to the design

of John Rennie and is part built of limestone

from Wales known as "Anglesea marble". On

the harbour is Donaghadee's impressive

lighthouse, which was built in 1836 and was

the first lighthouse in Ireland to be lit by

electricity. Donaghadee Lighthouse is not

open to the public.

 (10.2 miles)

Kearney Village

 A showpiece village carefully restored by

the National Trust to give the authenticity

of a traditional fishing village. The village

lies three miles to the east of Portaferry,

with views across to Scotland, the Isle of

Man and the Mountains of Mourne. The

Trust owns a number of cottages at

Kearney and these have been restored in

the vernacular style giving authenticity to

this place of character.

 (11.7 miles)

Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry

Recently reopened after a £2 million

remodelling, this excellent aquarium has

displays of marine life from Strangford Lough

and the Irish Sea as well as tropical fish, otters

and a new reptile centre with an African Nile

crocodile, geckos and snakes.

 (10.5 miles)

Ballycopeland Windmill

This is the only remaining working windmill in

the world with a complete and fully-

functioning Hopper Roller Reefer sail system.

It was built in the late 18th or early 19th

century and was operational until the First

World War.

 (7.2 miles)

ADDRESS

35 Ballybryan Road

Greyabbey Newtownards Ards Peninsula BT22 2RB (1.5 miles south of Greyabbey on the A20 - follow the sign to Kircubbin, turn left on to the Ballybryan Road - then first lane on left).

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Buses on route from Kircubbin via

Greyabbey, Greyabbey via

Kircubbin ,every 45 minutes.

.

EMAIL

info@harrisonsofgreyabbey.co.uk

PHONE

028 4278 8088

07745 109456

 

SURROUNDINGS

Mount Stewart House & Gardens

The magnificent 18th-century Mount

Stewart is one of Northern Ireland’s grandest

stately homes. A three-year restoration

project has seen the house transformed to

how it looked in its 1930 heyday, by unveiling

the central hall's original 1840s Scrabo stone

floor, repairing the delicate plaster work and

returning the cream colour scheme. The

house overlooks formal gardens filled with

colourful sub-tropical plants

(3.5 miles)

Greyabbey -12th century Cistercian

abbey

This Cistercian abbey was founded in 1193 by

Affreca, wife of Norman knight John de

Courcy (the builder of Carrickfergus Castle),

in thanks for surviving a stormy sea crossing

from the Isle of Man. The small visitor centre

explains Cistercian life with paintings and

panels; there's also a herb garden full of

medicinal plants once cultivated by the

monks. The abbey's church, in use until the

18th century, was the first in Ireland to be

built in the Gothic style

 (1.3 miles)

Donaghadee - Harbour & Lighthouse

The Harbour was built in 1820's to the design

of John Rennie and is part built of limestone

from Wales known as "Anglesea marble". On

the harbour is Donaghadee's impressive

lighthouse, which was built in 1836 and was

the first lighthouse in Ireland to be lit by

electricity. Donaghadee Lighthouse is not

open to the public.

 (10.2 miles)

Opening Hours Mon - Thurs 9am last orders   4.00 pm Friday 9am last orders 7.00 pm Saturday 9am last orders 8.00 pm Sunday Closed

Kearney Village

 A showpiece village carefully restored by the

National Trust to give the authenticity of a

traditional fishing village. The village lies three

miles to the east of Portaferry, with views across

to Scotland, the Isle of Man and the Mountains

of Mourne. The Trust owns a number of cottages

at Kearney and these have been restored in the

vernacular style giving authenticity to this place

of character.

 (11.7 miles)

35 Ballybryan Road Greyabbey  Newtownards  Ards Peninsula BT22 2RB Tel  028 4278 8088 Email info@harrisonsofgreyabbey.co.uk c 2018 Harrisons of Greyabbey