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Castle in Portaferry

Portaferry Castle

Next to the tourist office, Portaferry's castle is a small 16th-century tower house which, together with the tower house in Strangford, once controlled sea traffic through the Narrows.
Aquarium in Portaferry


This outstanding aquarium, with displays of marine life from Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea, has touch tanks that allow visitors to handle rays, starfish, sea anemones and other sea creatures. Exploris also has …
Pub in Portaferry

Fiddler's Green

Painted a vivid shamrock green, the Fiddler's is a fabulous place for traditional music: Paul and Jim McCarthy, whose family owns the bar, are avid banjo, mandolin, accordion and, yes, fiddle players, and the pub's …