Ards Peninsula



Carrowdore is a key crossroads on the Ards Peninsula.
It has a castle residence with an extensive landscaped estate; and the village is the home to Strangford College.
On the brow of the hill on the spacious Main Street is a shop, and it is for sure the finest shop in all of Carrowdore, stocking everything you could ever need: it has a filling station, a butchery, fuel, groceries, and even a post office. Adjacent to the shop is a fish and chip takeaway.


Places worth visiting nearby

Ballygrangee Trout Fishery - a Fly fishing on 2½ acres lake including extension which is newly built. Open: 1st April – 1st October, seven days a week (closed winter months) Prices: 3 fish sport catch and release £16.  Brown trout £3.50 per lb. Catch and release up to 4 hours £8 - 1 Fish ticket £10. Catch and release all day £10 - 2 Fish ticket £13, 3 Fish ticket £16, 4 Fish ticket £19
Moutstewart Road, Carrowdore BT22 2ES - phone 02842 788 883

Carrowdore Castle - The house of 1818 is set in parkland with shelterbelt and woodland trees. There are fine exotic trees and cultivated ornamental gardens sloping gently to a lake. The interior is still largely intact, though some rooms to the rear of the house have been altered in recent times and a large, modern, glazed sun-room has also been added. The three-storey tower to the south has a Jacobean-Gothicfeel and appears to be largely intact; whilst the similar (but much smaller) three-storey gazebo to the east of the house is now in a ruinous condition. About 1992 a new residence was built a short distance from the original castle.
Carrowdore Castle estate is a private residence.

Carrowdore Church of Ireland - leaving Carrowdore, take the Manse Road past the Castle entrance, and then take the next turn right onto Woburn Road, and you will see the church perched on a hilltop to your right. The church was paid for by Lord John George Beresford, uncle of Mrs George Dunbar of Woburn, and built on land given by Nicholas De Lacherois Crommelin of Carrowdore Castle. The nave alone was opened in 1843 and the chancel, vestry and spire added in 1859. On the spire is inscribed:- "To the Glory of God and in memory of a beloved niece Harriette Isabella Delapoer, daughter of Lord George Beresford and wife of George Dunbar, Esq This tower and spire were erected by John George, Archbishop of Armagh, with whom she resided from her childhood until her decease April the eighteenth 1859".
Poet and playwright, Louis MacNiece is buried here.

Eden Pottery - Best known for sponge-printed design, our pottery is on the Ards Peninsula , in the Northern Irish countryside . We use traditional methods to hand craft and decorate, making every piece unique. When you visit our gallery, you will find our Pottery Cafe, where you can create your own masterpiece with specially cut sponge shapes in the Paint-Your-Own Studio. You can complete your visit with home-made cakes and coffee.
visit the Eden Pottery website

DV Diving - are a PADI Five Star IDC Dive Centre and BSAC Facility, RYA Power Boat Training Centre and HSE recognised commercial scuba and First Aid assessment centre based near Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Ireland. We offer courses to suit the complete beginner through to instructor development for the most experienced professionals.
visit the DV Diving website

Newtownards Shooting Club, Carrowdore - We have military grade outdoor ranges spanning form 50 metres to 100 metres. These ranges are fully equipped to handle small-bore and full-bore rifles. We have a wide range of targets and score-charts to meet the demands of even the most accurate shooters. Our outdoor ranges are covered so that shooting can commence in all weather, 50 metres and 100 metres. Indoor ranges can be used all year round. We have a comprehensive range of firearms and ammunition available.
visit the Newtownards Shooting Club website

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