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General Information

Newtownards is an old market town located in the Down County of Northern IrelandUnited Kingdom.  Known for a good shopping experience and is home to many artists and crafters, the town has an excellent arts centre, with galleries regularly exhibiting work by local and national artists, as well as an extensive performance itinerary throughout the year.

Overlooking the town is the 100ft high Scrabo Tower which was erected in memorial to Charles Stewart, the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.  It is open to the public and is filled with historical and local area information.  Built in 1857 the tower stands on the site of an Iron Age fort where various artefacts have been found and recorded, to date the fort back to roughly AD500.

Newtownards offers visitors many attractions without the hustle and bustle of city life.

Things to do and see in Newtownards

Some of the activities and attractions to be found in Newtownards is as follows :-

  • Scrabo Country Park with its woodland walks and parkland
  • The Somme Heritage Centre
  • Ark Open Farm – specialises in rare and endangered species of animals – has a petting zoo, pony rides
  • Mount Stewart – an 18th-century house and garden 

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Newtownards

There are quite a few accommodation options in and around this town from bed and breakfasts to guesthouses - the accommodation directory will give tourists what is available within this directory.

Restaurants and Businesses in Newtownards

There are many restaurants, coffee shops and bars providing superb local fare to suit everyone's budget.  

View the restaurant and business directories for more information, or add your own free business listing.

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