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Cycling Tour around Strangford Lough

This is an 82 mile (132km) circular route in and around Strangford Lough, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Map/Guides: and Ards Visitor Information Centre


Lecale Peninsula Walking Tours

Enjoy some unique tours by Green Badge Guide, Duane Fitzsimons

Telephone: +44 (0)7835 441 933



Sail across the Vikings fjord. A walking tour covering Strangford and Portaferry. Duration 2 hours. £15pp. Minimum 4 people & Maximum 15.


Portaferry Town Walking Tour. Duration 1.5 Hours. £12pp Minimum 4 people & Maximum 15.


Winterfell stroll and picnic: Walking Tour and Food Experience, covering Portaferry and Strangford. Duration 4.5 hours £30pp. Minimum 4 people & Maximum 15.


Clearsky Adventure & Winterfell Tours

Castle Ward Estate, Old Farmyard, Strangford, BT30 7BA   Telephone: +44 (0)28 4372 3933 


Located in the Castle Ward estate, this activity centre has a great range of outdoor pursuits, including canoe, kayak, and bike hire. Their most popular activities are:


• Sea Safari Boat Tours on Strangford Lough

• Mourne Food and Film Cycle Tour

• ‘Ballyhenry Island and Ferry Combo’ Cycle Tour

• Medieval Axe Throwing Experience

• Game of Thrones Cycle Tour

• Canoe Hire – Island Hopping and Seal Spotting on Castle Ward Bay

• Electric E-Bike > Tandem Bike and Mountain Bikes for hire

• Overnight Glamping POD packages

• Game of Thrones Archery Experience

• Epic Coasteering fun at Ballyhornan Sea Cliffs (Including The Smugglers Cave)

• Team Building challenges for groups


Meet the real-life direwolf dogs and explore over 20 key Game of Thrones filming location hotspots, on the ancient sprawling demesne of old castle ward. Choose from:


• Archery movie set experiences and Filming Location Cycle Tours

• Archery Movie Set Experiences 

• The Narrow Sea' Boat Voyage and Tyrion's Axe Throwing Experience


Local Distilleries


Shortcross Gin & Whiskey

Rademon Estate Distillery, 65 Church Rd, Crossgar, Downpatrick BT30 9HR .


Echlinville Distillery

Home of Echinville whiskey and Jawbox Belfast gin 

62 Gransha Rd, Kircubbin, Newtownards BT22 1AJ. 


Hinch Distillery

Producing craft Irish whiskey & gin. 

Killaney Estate 19 Carryduff Rd, Lisburn BT27 6TZ


Copeland Distillery

Producing a range of Irish Gin, Single Malt & Pot Still Whiskey

43 Manor St, Donaghadee BT21 0HG


Greyabbey- Antique Shops 

Pretty village, with a ruined Abbey, and lots of antique shops to browse. Have a coffee and take a walk! The local Friends of the Abbey team will be happy to tell you all about it. 


St. Patrick’s Visitor Centre 

53A Market St, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ   Telephone: +44 (0)28 4461 9000 


Explore the history of our patron Saint, St. Patrick, through an exhibition and walking tour.    


Strangford Ferry 

Get the Ferry to Strangford and visit Artisan Cook House or The Cuan


Ferry Timetable

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