ABOUT

Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough is a popular tourist destination noted for its water sports, fishing and scenery. Towns and villages around the lough include Killyleagh, Comber, Newtownards, Portaferry and Strangford. The latter two are connected by a car ferry.

Strangford Lough is a place of natural beauty that the locals put to great use. From using it as a national highway (Portaferry-Strangford ferry) to using it for leisure activities – sailing, kayaking, bird watching, diving and much more. There are a number of companies based in the local area encouraging visitors to explore the area including: Exploris Aquarium – where you can learn more about the lough and its wildlife. There are also canoe trails in place and a ‘Strangford Lough Activity Map’ has been launched as a part of a series of maps produced by the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

Amazing

Scenery

Strangford Lough has undeniable charm

This spectacular region  is the largest inlet in the British Isles, covering 150 km2. The main body of the lough has at least seventy islands. It is a conservation area and its abundant wildlife is recognised internationally. Strangford Lough was designated as Northern Ireland’s first Marine Conservation Zone.

Strangford Lough is a place of natural beauty, with lots of opportunities to be active, – sailing, kayaking, bird watching, fishing,hiking, diving and much more. There are a number of companies based in the local area encouraging visitors to explore the area including:  Clearsky Adventure Centre – kayaking, canoeing and DV diving.

Canoe, Horseback or cycle at the 18km track at Castleward National Trust (Home to the Game of Thrones Winterfell location).

The Local

Village

Blue Haven self catering accommodation is located in Strangford village is a small picturesque village located approximately 7 miles from Downpatrick. The village overlooks the narrow entrance to Strangford Lough and sits opposite Portaferry. Strangford is a popular local and tourist facility due to its outstanding natural setting.

The village has its own castle,  shops, bars, restaurants and the harbour with its ferry service to Portaferry. Being in the village you can relax and unwind and visits the three restaurants/bars/shops at your leisure.