Ferry at Portaferry

Walking Tour of Portaferry

Duration

2 hours

Tour Type

Walking tour

Tour Size

2-20 people

Once an important shipbuilding centre, Portaferry is now a picturesque tourist destination nestled on the shore of Strangford Lough.

On this walk, explore the economic and social history of the town and visit local buildings of architectural interest, for example, the Portico. Learn about Portaferry’s maritime industrial heritage and hear stories about local people of note, for example, Rev Dr William Steel Dickson who was a United Irishman and involved in the 1798 Rebellion.

From Windmill Hill enjoy wonderful views over the town to Strangford Lough, Castle Ward including Games of Thrones filming locations, St Patrick’s Country and beyond.

What our clients said about this tour

“The tour guide was the very professional Brigid Watson. There were 6 of us – We were school classmates although we are all now over 70. We go on a different outing each month. We all liked Brigid and all enjoyed the tour. We asked questions and she had all the answers. We had asked for a general tour which is what we got. It covered history, architecture, graveyards, ferries, churches, buildings, tidal generators of electricity, castles, windmills, and that’s just what I remember e.g. The history went from Mesolithic to Neolithic to Celtic to St Patrick to Vikings to Anglo-Normans to Plantation to 1798 Rebellion to smuggling to seaweed production to thriving commerce, and that’s just the history I remember. Great tour, delightfully done. Good day out!”
Jimmy & friends Belfast

Highlights on this walking tour include:

  • Portico – a magnificent church building in the style of a Greek Temple
  • Templecranny graveyard – ancient Christian site
  • Portaferry Market house
  • Portaferry Castle
  • The Ferry
  • Maritime Visitor Centre

Day:
First Saturday of each month and at other times by arrangement

Time:
11.00-13.00 hours

Departure point:
Outside the Portaferry hotel, Portaferry.

Group Bookings:
Discount rate available for groups of 6 or more people.  Please contact us for more information.

Walking Tour of Portaferry

£20.00

Discount:
Clear
Total: 20
Category: SKU: N/A

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