Newtownards

Travel Guide
Mount Stewart House and Gardens featuring a house, a garden and heritage architecture
Visit an important monument to World War II, play a few rounds of golf and gaze up at the iconic tower in the hilltop park.

Newtownards is a fairly developed town with a rich history and fascinating monuments. Overlooked by the imposing Scrabo Tower, the town lies in a pleasant valley surrounded by green countryside. Stroll through the Old Town market for a glimpse into local traditions and customs.

Visit the city center for Ards Shopping Center and Londonderry Park. Bring the kids to the adventure center of Happy Town.

Stroll through the pleasant hilltop fields of Scrabo Country Park in the southwestern part of the town. Enjoy a picnic with excellent views of the picturesque countryside from this great vantage point. The park’s centerpiece is the 19th-century Scrabo Tower, with its iconic turreted tower.

Relax with a few rounds at Scrabo Golf Club which fills the southern end of the park. An alternative is Clandeboye Golf Course near Bangor, which has two 18-hole championship courses.

Also on the way to Bangor, a little north of Newtownards, lies the Somme Museum, which honors the spot where the soldiers of the 108th Brigade trained for World War II. Take a guided tour for a comprehensive understanding of the many objects and photos displayed and stories shared.

Make your way southeast along the coast to Mount Stewart, where you will find the 19th-century Mount Stewart House and Gardens. This stately manor has a neoclassical style and period furnishings. Visit the ruins of nearby Grey Abbey, which dates back to the 12th century.

Enjoy the fairly sunny summers in the green countryside and expect wet weather year-round. Note that the town is known by locals as Ards.

Find the town in the borough of Ards in northeastern Northern Ireland. It is just a 30-minute drive east of Belfast, which has the Belfast International Airport. Visit nearby towns, such as Bangor, Comber and the many other villages on the Ards Peninsula.

Newtownards is a lively town surrounded by a scenic hilltop with one of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks.

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Where to stay in Newtownards

Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 6DY
The price is $88 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$88
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,044 reviews)
Great hotel
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La Mon Hotel And Country Club
La Mon Hotel And Country Club
4 out of 5
41 Gransha Road, Castlereagh, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 5RF
The price is $110 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
$110
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8
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4.3/5 Excellent! (369 reviews)
Lovely nights stay
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Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

La Mon Hotel And Country Club
Titanic Hotel Belfast
Titanic Hotel Belfast
4.5 out of 5
Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT3 9DT
The price is $123 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
$123
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,034 reviews)
Amazing Titanic themed hotel, very lux
"This hotel is pretty amazing. The room was quite large with at least 6-7 meter ceilings and almost floor to ceiling windows. Which was great, except for the fact that our window curtains did not have any way of closing all the way and we had to pull the curtains (remember they are at least 6 meters ..."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Titanic Hotel Belfast
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Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
4 out of 5
62 Donegal Quay, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3NG
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (114 reviews)
"Dream apartments blew our expectations out of the water. It was extremely clean and spacious, and felt like home. We wish we could have booked our stay for more than one night, but it was full once we decided we wanted to change our plans. Absolutely recommend staying at Dream Apartments in the Obel ..."

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
Cosy Log Cabin - views of Scrabo Tower
Cosy Log Cabin - views of Scrabo Tower
Comber, Northern Ireland
Stay at this cabin in Newtownards. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Scrabo Country Park and Scrabo Tower are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Very clean and optimal organised. Scenic view, nice surroundings Was a fine choise."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Cosy Log Cabin - views of Scrabo Tower
Cordia Serviced Apartments
Cordia Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
Lisburn Road,355-367, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 7EP
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly aparthotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the convenient parking and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (109 reviews)
"This apartment was fantastic for us as a family of four, with two pre-schoolers. The communication was very clear and prompt before arrival, giving us all the information we needed. The staff were very friendly. There was private secure free parking in the basement. The apartment was spacious, with ..."

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Cordia Serviced Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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