A light station was established on Lighthouse Island in the early 18th century and a lighthouse built in 1815. It has been inactive since 1884 when the lighthouse was abandoned Read more [...]
Heading to Down and looking for something to do or a place to visit. Coast Radar is not just a list of beaches but we bring you the whole Down coast including castles, lighthouses, piers, museums, beautiful gardens, seaside towns, National Trust and other heritage properties.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Down day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Down activity.
The Mew Island Lighthouse replaced the original lighthouse on Lighthouse Island in 1884. the lighthouse is currently active and was converted to automatic operation with the lighthouse keepers permanently withdrawn Read more [...]
Strangford Lough is the biggest sea lough or lake in the United Kingdom. It flows into the Irish Sea at the Strangford Narrows but apart from that, is landlocked. There Read more [...]
St Mary’s Church dates from 1199. Standing on the original site of a Cistercian Abbey, this church was closed in 1543 by order of Henry VIII. It’s a fascinating place Read more [...]
Newtownards is the main town in the area at the tip of the Lough or lake. Here you’ll find a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, gift shops and Read more [...]
Built in 1857 and dramatically perched above the market town, the tower was built as a memorial to the Third Marquis of Londonderry. It stands in Scrabo Country Park surrounded Read more [...]
Newry Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Newry, Northern Ireland and is dedicated under the joint patronage of St Patrick and St Colmanor. The cathedral was architected by Thomas Read more [...]