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Crawfordsburn Country Park

Crawfordsburn Country Park is part of the Columban Way, a heritage trail between Comber and Bangor covering 20 miles (32 km). A trail to experience the area’s rich and diverse history, Bronze Age relics, monastic settlements, Viking attacks, industrial heritage and military influences in both the First and Second World Wars, are just some points of interest you will discover along the way.

Helen's Bay

The beautiful sandy beach is 5 minute drive from The Old Inn. Helen's Bay is a popular spot with locals for it's stunning coastal views and for open water swimming. Take a stroll along the 5km beach where you can access wooded headlands, meadows and beautiful trails of Crawfordsburn Country Park.

North Down Museum

Explore our local history as you browse the museum’s galleries. Learn about the Vikings in Bangor, the Early Christian Heritage of the area and lots more! The museum also has two new exhibitions on display; ‘NI100, Our Borough, Our People’ which looks at local achievers from the past 100 years and ‘NI Centenary, Local Leadership, National Impact’ which examines the history of how Northern Ireland was established and puts it into the local context of the time.


Royal County Down Golf Course - Golf Digest's number one ranked course in the world where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, For golf enthusiasts, Royal Belfast Golf Club is nearby, offering a challenging course set against the backdrop of Belfast Lough.  

Bangor Marina

The Marina is situated on the south shore of Belfast Lough, close to the Irish Sea cruising routes and has become well known since it opened for providing a safe berth in the centre of Bangor, a highly attractive town with many places to visit.

Multiple winner of the Blue Flag Award and a world-class 5 Gold Anchor Marina. Facilities for 550 berths with safe berthing for 50 visiting craft. 

Peninsula and Strangford Lough

Experience sailing, kayaking, diving, canoeing, bird watching, fishing, kite surfing, windsurfing, boating and when the weather is right, paddling and swimming! A wealth of family-friendly attractions await for kids of all ages to explore around the lough! Feed the ducks, hold a starfish, hand paint a piece of pottery, hop on a steam train or simply build a sandcastle. Our land-based activities range from challenging golf, adrenalin-fuelled motor racing, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, or energy burning cycling or walking.


The nearby Mourne Mountains offer excellent hiking trails. The Old Inn provides the perfect base for your day trips into the wilderness. 5. Cycling: Explore the scenic Ards Peninsula on bike, which offers a network of cycling routes through charming villages and along coastal roads.


The capital city is just a short drive away, where you can explore historic landmarks like the Titanic Belfast Museum, tour The Crumlin Road Gaol, or enjoy the lively market experience at St George’s Market.

Ulster Folk Museum

Located nearby in Cultra, this open-air museum provides a fascinating glimpse into Northern Ireland's rural and urban heritage through reconstructed buildings and costumed interpreters. 3. Game of Thrones Locations: For fans of the epic series, several iconic filming locations are within driving distance, offering guided tours for an immersive experience.

C.S. Lewis Square

Pay homage to the beloved author with a visit to this square in Belfast, featuring sculptures inspired by his famous works.



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