Crawfordsburn Country Park is a scenic and tranquil park is situated on the coast between Bangor and Holywood. A natural retreat with two excellent beaches (Crawfordsburn beach and Helen’s Bay Read more [...]
Nearest Things To Do Down
Heading to Down and looking for something to do or a place to visit nearby. 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.
When on an information page you can also use our tools to search for nearby Down seaside towns, and the surrounding coast for the best beaches and places to stay and eat.
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, to find the closest hit the jump to my location compass or use the search bar to plan where your next Down activity could be.
Derrymore House is a typical example of late 18th-century thatched houses so often built by the gentry. Now a National Trust Property, this elegant building stands in beautiful surrounds on Read more [...]
Castle Ward is an 18th-century mansion overlooking Strangford Lough, famed for its mixture of architectural styles. Castle Ward is open to the public and includes 332 hectares (820 acres) of 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 [...]
Bangor Abbey was established by Saint Comgall in 558 in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland and was famous for its learning and austere rule.
Down Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity is located on a site that has had a church since the 12th century. The cathedral today is mainly Read more [...]
Donaghadee lifeboat station was established in 1910 and operates an all weather lifeboat. Station open by appointment only.
The Copeland Islands is a group of three islands consisting of Lighthouse, Mew and Copeland Island. The Copeland Islands Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) is located in the north 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 [...]