Portaferry Vacations

Portaferry is part of Down, a major city with a population of 11,000 people. If you are arriving by air, Portaferry is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south of the George Best Belfast City Airport. The city center of Down is situated just 9 miles (14 kilometers) to the west.

Portaferry is a great place to base yourself while you are exploring Down as some of the city’s most popular attractions are nearby. Exploris Aquarium and Castle Ward are just two of the interesting place to visit here. Two other worthy points of interest that are located close by Portaferry are Kilclief Castle and Killyleagh Castle.

Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area the special place it is. Visit some of the interesting exhibit spaces and museums including the Down County Museum in Downpatrick and the St. Patrick Centre.

If you love sports, you'll love seeing local heroes, the Ulster Rugby, take to the field at Ravenhill Stadium, Belfast. On match days the stadium becomes a sea of red and white, as rugby union fans gather to get behind their beloved team.

Down’s city center offers a wide range of hotels and other types of accommodation, perfect for resting up after a busy day discovering the sights of the Portaferry area.

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