Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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- The information centre really adds to the experience. This is a wonderful site. It is extensive and most interesting. Not to be missed.Written September 19, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Lovely place to walk and admire the beautiful scenery of County Down.
Kearney village itself is very quaint and is worth a visit.Written September 14, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We had not been at Exploris for a number of years, and found the new establishment much bigger and an improved visitor experience. There are new tanks with a much greater variety of fish species from different parts of the World on display, and new information cards to enhace the educational experience.
I have visited a lot of aquaria throughout Ireland and I rate Exploris very highly.
I do wish that many of those who left less than complimentary reviews had spent a little more time at each exhibit. Had they done so, rather than racing through, they might have appreciated the immense effort needed to bring this impressive exhibit to life for our enjoyment.Written August 27, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a fantastic place to learn about the history of the area. Lots of information about the early settlers and sites of historic interest. Definitely worth checking out.Written September 5, 2018
- We were driving along the scenic loop around Portaferry,after admiring the nearby bay when we spotted this place.
It has a wee car park and two ways down. One smooth for wheel chairs.
The altar and well has been recently rebuilt with some of the original stone from the old destroyed church.
What I remarked was how peaceful it was,and I really wanted to meditate,but my friend was rushing.
I could see how the well would have been used to wash and for religious things.
The place is worth a stop off when in the area.Written September 27, 2019
- A pleasant stroll, good on a hot day as you get the shade from the trees. If you scramble down onto the road at the top end the return along the tarmac gives intimate views of the lough-side wildlife, particularly birds. Traffic is only busy near the ferry waiting area.Written August 27, 2019
- Called in, on tour of the town, it was extremely interesting and well set out. I felt it was a good taster of the history of the area. The two mannequins were a light sight on the visit. This exhibition is set up and guided by volunteers. Well done...not to be missedWritten September 3, 2018
- If you are ever down the Ards Penisula then I recommend a little trip to Portaferry, and while you are there explore the village and head up to the Portaferry Windmill stump. From the Portaferry Windmill you can get some stunning views of Portaferry and Strangford Village on the otherside of Strangford Lough. Well worth the short walk from the village centre and it really makes me want to head over to Strangford on the ferry.Written January 25, 2022
- Great customer service excellent thanks. Quick delivery and perfect coat fits well. Need to get wife sumtin now.Written November 23, 2021
- A fantastic Aquarium!!! We have seen some good ones but this is really good!!
Lots of space to take time to view fish, sharks, tropical fish, penquins & a crocodile. With friendly staff it is a super day trip. With a restaurant/ licensed on site and a gift shop, a perfect place to visit with family.Written June 26, 2021
- Portaferry Presbyterian Church still does Sunday morning services, but since 2016 has doubled up as a cultural centre with the title "Portico of Ards". The pipe organ is a magnificent instrument and is worth going out of your way to see, hear and appreciate. Organ concerts are held from time to time. The acoustics are impressive. Upstairs in the gallery you can find a display highlighting different aspects of local history. The entry points need to be better highlighted for visitors coming from out of town. When I came to an organ concert in the summer of 2022 it took me some time to find an open door. The concert however, was well worth the effort.Written September 12, 2022
- Visited Corrog Wood on our trip down the Ards penisula just outside the village of Portaferry on the Starngford Lough coast. Its nice for a short stretch and walk around, but there isn't much to it. Needs an expansion or at least a connecting greenway trail heading towards Portaferry to make it a bit more interesting, but none the less a nice small woodland.Written January 25, 2022
- The location of this site is just superb, very relaxing from dawn till dusk. The caravan was parked right by the waters edge and the children enjoyed all the free space available around us. An old smugglers building to the back of the touring/camping site added to the atmosphere. The toilets/ shower and sluice were a little bit of a trek but were immaculately clean. This didn't detract from our stay as we just felt so relaxed. The Strangford Ferry is very close, Explorus Aquarium and Slans grave is worth a visit and also Kirkiston racecourse if you are into motorsports. A golf course beside it and a pub. Wildlife is very present right on the doorstep if you want such as seals and birds of prey. Lots of rock pools and spaces for swimming in fairer weather. It is a place we will most definitely visit again very soon. Its now in my top 5 campsites in Ireland.Written September 11, 2020
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