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Portaferry Visitor Information Centre
Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

Make us your first stop for all you need to know about places to visit, where to stay, grab a bite to eat or discover what’s on in the area. Welcoming staff will be delighted to help you make the most of your visit - so take advantage of their local knowledge and the wide range of free brochures and leaflets available on local attractions, events and activities to make your visit a memorable one.

Situated beside Portaferry Castle, a 16th century tower house overlooking the Narrows of scenic Strangford Lough, and a short walk from the town centre, the Visitor Information Centre provides you with local and national visitor information. Staff can help you plan your day out, short break or holiday in the area and offer information and advice for the next leg of your journey.

Buy tickets for many local events including Experience Ards and North Down Tours or pick up a souvenir of your visit in the well-stocked shop.

The Centre is also home to the Loft Gallery and the established “Art in the Loft” exhibition series showcasing the work of local artists, craftspeople and makers from the Borough and beyond.

During July and August, the Centre hosts a series of family fun activities each Saturday afternoon so come along and join in the fun for free!

Lift access is available to the upper floor.

Opening times

Seasonal office Open Easter - end September

Opening times

April - June & September

Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

July& August

Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:30

Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Price list

Admission Free.


  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Gift Shop

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Gift Shop
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Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

The Stables Castle Street
County Down
BT22 1NZ
Northern Ireland
Phone number
T: (028) 4272 9882
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