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Top Choice Irish in Newtownards

McKee's Country Store & Restaurant

On a working 162-hectare farm 5km northwest of Newtownards, this foodie emporium incorporates a bakery, butcher and deli, plus fruit, vegetable and dairy sections. Everything is produced on site or sourced from the …
Park in Newtownards

Scrabo Tower & Country Park

Newtownards is overlooked by Scrabo Hill, 2km southwest of town. It was once the site of extensive prehistoric earthworks, which were largely removed during construction of the 41m 1857 Scrabo Tower, built in honour…
Museum in Newtownards

Somme Heritage Centre

This grimly fascinating centre illustrates the horrors of the WWI Somme campaign of 1916 from the perspective of men of the 10th (Irish), 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) divisions, and is a memorial to the men and wo…
Farm in Newtownards

Ark Open Farm

The Ark is a family favourite for its rare breeds of sheep, cattle, poultry, llamas and donkeys. Kids get to pet and hand-feed the lambs, piglets and ducklings.