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Strangford/United Kingdom

Introducing Strangford

The picturesque fishing village of Strangford (Baile Loch Cuan) is dominated by Strangford Castle, a 16th-century tower house that faces its counterpart across the Narrows in Portaferry; it's not open to the public. At the end of Castle St is a footpath called the Squeeze Gut, which leads over the hill behind the village, with a fine view of the lough, before looping back to Strangford via tree-lined Dufferin Ave (1.5km), or continuing around the shoreline to Castle Ward Estate (4.5km).

Strangford Sea Safari offers a range of exciting speedboat tours into the swirling tidal streams of The Narrows, including visits to the SeaGen tidal generator, Angus Rock lighthouse and local seal colonies.

Strangford is 16km northeast of Downpatrick.