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Ballywalter - Walking Guide
Ballywalter Self Guided Walking Tour
Ballywalter Self Guided Walking Tour

Five miles along the coast road from Millisle is Ballywalter. A busy port in the early 17th century with a harbour, which still dominates the village giving it character and vitality. Nearby is Ballywalter Park, which surrounds a group of 18th century farm buildings including one of Ulster’s finest Victorian houses. Just south of the harbour is the Long Strand, a wide stretch of shore giving safe bathing and an ideal base for water sports. Kiddies’ play facilities are provided along with tennis courts for the more active. Inland are the ruins of Temple Finn (White Church) and to the south, Balligan Church, dating back to 1704.


Linear walking route with possible extension along the beach.


Approximately 1hour


Mainly foot paths with option to explore along the shoreline.

Point of interest

The Harbour

Maps / guides

Contact Ards Visitor Information Centre for a hard copy of the walking guide on 028 9182 6846

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Ballywalter - Walking Guide

Ards Visitor Information Centre 31 Regent Street
County Down
BT23 4AD
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T: (028) 9182 6846
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