Things to do in Down

Down - Ballycopeland Windmill

Windmill Road, Millisle, Down, BT22 2DS.
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County Down is one of the best grain-growing areas in Ireland and windmills have long been a prominent feature of the landscape. At one time over 100 windmills were recorded in the county of Down and although there are several remains left, Only Ballycopeland Windmills survives. It has bee

Down - Saint Patrick Centre

53A Market Street, Downpatrick, Down, BT30 6LZ
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Patriciu The Story of Saint Patrick. The exhibition explores the legacy of Patrick, ancient and modern, and recalls the saint own story in his own words. A series of interactive displays allows visitors to explore how Patricks legacy developed in early Christian times and reveals the fabul

Down - Exploris Aquarium

The Ropewalk Castle Street, Portaferry, Co. Down BT22 1NZ
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Exploris is Northern Irelands public Aquarium and seal sanctuary. Discovery pool demonstrations, run by experienced guides, at regular intervals throughout each day give you the opportunity to interact with a variety of living marine animals. You can see how Exploris rehabilitates Northern

Down - Jordans Castle

Ardglass, Co Down
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This fine preserved tower-house was built for a 15th century merchant in Ardglass, County Down. Ardglass was an important port and town in the Anglo-Norman Earldom of Ulster and an impressive group of tower-houses are features of its townscape. Jordans Castle is the best-preserved example.

Down - Inch Abbey

Downpatrick, Down
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These extensive remains are of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1180, by John de Courcy, who led the 1177 Anglo-Norman invasion of East Ulster. It is set in a beautiful location beside the River Quoile, with distant views towards de Courcy's Cathedral town of Downpatrick. De Courcy's wife, Af

Down - Hillsborough Courthouse

The Square, Hillsborough, Co Down, BT26 6AG
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This splendid Georgian market house was built c.1760 in classical style, in a market square, as a focus within the planned development of Hillsborough. It was also used as a Courthouse from 1810, and the court room is still an evocative feature. There is an exhibition showing courtroom pro

Omniplex Cinema, Down

Bangor, Co. Down
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7 Screen Cinema. Please call us to for full listings or simply log onto our web site below for information on the latest new screenings, Movie Trailers etc.

Down - Castle Ward

Castle Ward Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 7LS.
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Castle Ward is full of personality. Situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough, the lawns rise up to the unique 18th century house and its Gothic facade. This fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally

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