Things to do in Portaferry

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Things to Do in Portaferry

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  • Barry and Nicol... G
    Reading, UK1,061 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its free to Park up in the church car park next to Grey Abbey. The old ruins are lovely to wander around and have a serene feel to them. Well worth an hour of your time.
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • IrishAhoy
    Belfast67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, 2022
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  • Mark M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to spend an afternoon, my daughter loved learning about marine life and keep the seas and oceans clean...
    Unfortunately you arrive at the end to a shop full of PLASTIC RUBBISH TOYS..
    SHAME
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • Francis M
    Northern Ireland, UK551 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Lorainne M
    Ardee, Ireland96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place for a scenic walk. If staying in Portaferry ideal for a stroll as it commences in the town. Can be muddy in places so don't wear your beat footwear
    Written August 10, 2023
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  • BelfastFoodTravelMan
    Belfast, UK6,832 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Fiona T
    Portaferry, UK67 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 missed
    Written September 3, 2018
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  • Nicholas D
    Larne, UK1,092 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Stephan v
    Winchester, UK432 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Kyle M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Played here yesterday with a friend and was pleasantly surprised. To be honest, we weren't expecting that much, but had a great day. The fairways and greens are cut a little longer than you would expect, but they are well maintained and consistent which is a bonus. Some tricky tee shots and challenging obstacles (rivers, and lakes) mean you have to play quite smart. will definitely be back for another round or 2 in the future.
    Written October 2, 2023
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  • Rosemary Hand
    Ireland53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Nicholas D
    Larne, UK1,092 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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