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Out and About

Best things to do in-and-around Bangor Northern Ireland. List of tourist attractions in the sunny seaside city of Bangor by the Sea.

Fanfan Wilson, Best Cafes in Bangor City Northern Ireland

Donaghadee Garden Centre (Creative Gardens)

There are a few wee spots dotted around the outskirts and back hills of Bangor for those looking to escape the constant hubbub and chaos of Bangor’s city centre (joking obviously). Nice wee drives, bring nanny on a Sunday type places. I’ve shared a few in our cafe guide etc. but here it’s more specific …

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Half Castle, North Down Coastal Path. Bangor to Strickland's Glen. Northern Ireland

Treasure Hunt: Bangor Coastal Path (Part 1)

Our past treasure hunts in Bangor have normally followed loopy circle routes ending up back where they started (like our Bangor Town Centre Treasure Hunt). But this is not so easy when walking the North Down Coastal Path as it’s really just one big straight-ish line along the scenic coastline from Bangor to Holywood. So …

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Drone Footage over Bangor Northern Ireland Bangor Castle by Allan Wilson

Bangor Heritage Trail: Historical Sites of Bangor

This is one of our resurrected ‘Jenny Watts Treasure Hunts’ only made simpler and more ‘tourist-friendly’ with circle routes and easier questions and answers. On the off-chance we ever find some tourists here. The ‘Bangor Town Centre Treasure Hunt’ therefore follows a circular route from the lower car parks of Castle Park at North Down …

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Spring and Summer in Stricklands Glen Fairy Glen Bangor West Northern Ireland

Strickland’s Glen Coastal Loop

“We’re so lucky to have this on our doorstep”. This would be the daily chitchat of locals on our ‘self-isolation escapes’ as we follow the nearby stretch of the North Down Coastal Path in the Bangor West area. And Strickland’s Glen would be a quieter and more convenient middle point between the two busier sections …

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Brompton Bay by Jenny Watts Cave on Bangor Coastal Path

Jenny Watts Treasure Hunt: Heritage Trails in Bangor

We put together the Jenny Watts Treasure Hunt back in 2015 to encourage local kids and young folk to explore the history of Bangor and to encourage them to get out and to be physically active. The hunt took place in Bangor Town Centre and consisted of a number of stages which included 2 sets of …

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Bangor West Station on the Bangor to Belfast Train Line in Northern Ireland

The ‘Gold Coast’ Train Line

The Belfast to Bangor train line, aka the Gold Coast Train Line (train timetable here), connects the capital city of Belfast to the nearby coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. The railway line follows various destinations along Northern Ireland’s famous Gold Coast, and is the main tourist line connecting the major tourist areas of …

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