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.
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.
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.
Golf Digests number one ranked course in the world where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea,
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.
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.