Bangor and around

Explore what’s happening around our marina

Bangor and around
Eating Out at Bangor marina

Eating Out

We breed. We grow. We distil. We catch. We bake. We enjoy. We have the largest number of award-winning restaurants outside of Belfast. Whether you choose a gourmet dining room, a friendly pub, or fish and chips at the harbour, you will savour the tastes of the lush green fields, fertile soil and clear waters.

On the Water

Operating fishing trips and short sea cruises out of Bangor Marina.

The Ocean Crest is operated by Brian Meharg, Bangor's renowned angling skipper. Brian also provides sea cruises and excursions around the Copeland Islands and to the Gobbins Sea Caves.

River class yachts from Dublin Bay

Events at Bangor Marina

Bangor Marina and the surrounding area is jam-packed with things to do. The hardest part of planning your visit will be deciding which to do first! Walking, Cycling, Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Boating, Canoeing or just relaxing - Bangor has it all.

Bangor Castle Walled Garden

Bangor Castle Walled Garden

Award-winning Walled Garden, in the tranquil grounds of Castle Park.

The garden is divided into four different sections, each with its own horticultural personality. It also boasts two unique pieces of sculpture inspired by the Borough's maritime history.

The garden has won the Royal Horticultural Society Award for Permanent Landscaping.

Castle Park

Castle Park is located in Bangor town centre and is perfect for a relaxing stroll through the woods. Stroll along the tree-lined avenue to explore the formal gardens of the Town Hall. Examine the sundial in the forecourt, believed to be from the 8th Century monastic origin.

Exploris Aquarium

Exploris Aquarium

Enjoy tropical fish, a shark tank and reptile area at the newly reopened Exploris. Enjoy a diver’s view of marine life from Strangford Lough to the many coral reefs of the Tropical Oceans and enter the dark depths of the Amazon Rainforest where you will see some of it’s inhabitants.

Mount Stewart Gardens

Mount Stewart Gardens

Voted as one of the top ten gardens in the world, Mount Stewart.

Gardens will delight. It is a deeply personal garden created by Lady Londonderry in the early 20th century. It hosts an unrivalled plant collection.

Visit Ballywalter Park

Visit Ballywalter Park

Ballywalter Park is the home of Lord and Lady Dunleath and it has been in their family for 170 years. The Mansion House was built in the Italianate Palazzo style by the eminent architect Sir Charles Lanyon and has been afforded Grade A * listing as being of exceptional architectural importance.

Take an Elephant for a Ride

Take a ride around Bangor and surrounding villages and aid Charity.

We can fuel our own travel, transforming the way we live while exploring our surroundings. Why not discover beautiful Bangor and nearby villages on an Elephant Bike – Available only from Bangor Marina.

A little something for everyone