Northern Ireland is a country rich in things to see & do;
and just small enough in size for you to enjoy it all in day trips.
Northern Ireland has a wealth of landscapes, landmarks, beaches, cultural spots, tours and delicacies; and Peartree Hill is an ideal base for your exploration of this warm and welcoming country.
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Comber is an historical village which has had a church from St Patrick's time but is more reknowned for being the birthplace of Thomas Andrews, designer of the Titanic. You can follow a walking tour related to the Andrews family. A village with Georgian influences and many lovely coffee shops.
WITHIN 30 MINUTES
Newtownards is a small town with an array of independant stores or if you prefer a walk with extraordinary scenery journey 10 minutes North East to Scrabo Tower for views of Strangford Lough, the small beachside airport and miles of green countryside. For the more adventurous flying lessons or tours from the Newtownards airport are a wonderful way to survey our varied landscapes.
Within 20 minutes you can discover a County Down treasure, the world class Mount Stewart. The gloriously refurbished 19th century home and gardens of the Londonderry family, cared for by the National Trust, has everything needed for a memorable day trip.
For city lovers Belfast City Centre will satisfy your hunt for culture and colour in just a 25 minutes drive. Explore the Titanic visitor centre, Grand Opera House, Belfast City Hall, the Lagan River and more. Try St. George's Market (Fri - Sun), full of local artisan produce, specialty foods and live music; it's the oldest covered market in Ireland. For a great shopping trip, try Victoria Square, an open air mall of big brands, individual stalls and restuarants (be sure to visit the dome for a new view of the city).
YOUR OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS
Northern Ireland's Natural Wonders
Discover Castle Espie Wetland Reserve, Strangford Lough, a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Mourne Mountains (40 mins), Lough Neagh the largest lake by area in the UK (45 mins), the Giant's Causeway (1 hr 30 mins) or stroll our many beaches. Private walking, canoeing, boat trips, wildlife or climbing tours can be arranged.
Our Historic Roots
Step into ancient sites like Nendrum Monastery and site of the world's oldest tidal mill (787 AD), exquisite homes like Mountstewart or Castleward & old worlds in the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.
Northern Ireland Golfing, Fishing and Cycling
We're home to world famous golf courses like Holywood ( Rory McIlroy's Club - 16 mins), Royal County Down (50 mins), Royal Portrush (home to Grame McDowell - 1 hr 20 mins), Dungannon Golf Club (Darren Clarke's original club- 1 hr) or try a most scenic 9 hole course at Mahee Island (20 mins). The local Inler Angling Club at the head of the Strangford Lough have day licenses for fly, worm and spin fishing . There is also outstanding coarse fishing in area's such as Lough Erne. The National Cycle Network has routes around the lough and down the Pennisula. Secure bike storage can be facilitated at Peartree Hill.
The choice is fantastically varied from excellent coffee shops and gastro -pubs to Michelin Star restaurants. Ask us to recommend the ideal restaurant for you!