Portaferry is the perfect place for a family day out this summer.
The large, historic village has lots for visitors of all ages to see and do – from Exploris Aquarium, to walking routes and historic tours, to art exhibitions – you can find out everything you need to know at Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Portaferry Visitor Information Centre, located in the grounds of Portaferry Castle.
Special summer events also include the popular Portaferry Gala Week featuring over 100 events, most of which are free, including its annual float parade; Lough Lively music sessions in the historic setting of restored church, Portico; an Art in the Loft exhibition of abandoned railways in Northern Ireland by photographer J E Simpson; and free family fun afternoons with magic shows, balloon modelling and craft amongst the entertainment, both at Portaferry Visitor Information Centre.
Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Robert Adair, is encouraging residents and visitors alike to take the time to visit Portaferry this summer. He said: “Steeped in history and heritage, with wonderful buildings and architecture, Portaferry is definitely worth a visit.
“As well as an array of attractions such as Exploris Aquarium and Poritco, visitors can take time to sit on the shore front and watch the ferry crossing the narrows Fjord’ or walk up Windmill Hill where they will be rewarded with amazing panoramic view of the County Down country side and Strangford Lough.”
Telephone Portaferry Visitor Information Centre on 028 4272 9882 or go to: