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 [...]
Nearest Things To Do Down
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.
Exploris Aquarium is located on the shores of the Marine Nature reserve of Strangford Lough.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 the lighthouse is currently active and was converted to automatic operation with the lighthouse keepers permanently withdrawn Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Mount Stewart House and Gardens is an 18th Century mansion house owned by the Londonderry family and situated just a little way from Greyabbey. The estate is 98 acres and 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.
Kilkeel lifeboat station was established in the 1980s and operates an inshore lifeboat to cover an area with the largest fishing fleet in Ireland. The station is open by appointment Read more [...]