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Address: Park Road, off the A25, Strangford, Northern Ireland
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Is there anywhere more beautiful?

Still one of the UK's secrets, Strangford Lough is outrageously lovely. Drive to the top of Tullynakill Road, or down from Killinchy to Whiterock on a fine day and the view is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Still one of the UK's secrets, Strangford Lough is outrageously lovely. Drive to the top of Tullynakill Road, or down from Killinchy to Whiterock on a fine day and the view is breathtaking. Visit Castle Espie or any of the dozens of bays when the tide is out and watch the birds, wonderful. Go sailing, and enjoy the islands. Perfect!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We drove to the Ferry crossing point at the Southern end of Stangford Lough. We then took the short 10 minute ferry crossing to Portaferry - this ferry will shorten your journey north quite significantly. The area of Strangford Lough is denoted as an area of special scientific interest and a area of outstanding natural beauty. The Lough is huge... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The ferry ride was short, but the views were impressive. We were surprised to see that the school kids use the ferry to go back and forth to school.

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Thank Cathe M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Strangford Lough is the largest enclosed inlet of the sea in the British Isles, running from Newtownards at the top to Portaferry and Strangford at the bottom. The sea enters and exits at the Narrows below Portaferry twice a day, and creates whirlpools and difficult currents as a mighty surge of water compresses into a small space to rush in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We experienced warm and calm days, unbelievably windy days and early morning mists. It has it all. Well worth a visit

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The Lough is actually a sea inlet, (not a lake), and with a surface area of 150sq km is the largest in the British Isles. There is a ferry service between Portaferry and Strangford, which takes about 10 minutes to cross and for a car the single fare is £5.80; It does however save the 47 mile round trip. Whilst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Some views of the lough are stunning. Ranging from tranquil beauty to swirling whirlpools. The tidal race here is impressive; watch the seed of the ferry as it cuts across the tide sometimes seeming to go into reverse as it fights the tide or at other times racing along. Lots of wild life. Ferry rides entertainment for all the family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great drive from Newtownards via Mt Stewart to Portaferry then get the ferry across to Strangford visit Castleward see where The Game of Thrones were made then on to Downpatrick, St Patricks grave and the Inch Abby, a great days outing.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful Lough in Northern Ireland. Excellent for sailing, fishing and nature walks. Has a ferry from Portaferry to Strangford.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We travelled to Strangford Lough ..Greyabbey is the small quaint town. The wedding party were booked into Cunningburn Cottages, these cottages had everything needed for a holiday they are self catering set in lovely grounds the owner lives on site in a beautiful Georgan House I could thoroughly recommend, the setting was perfect and stunning wedding photography was achieved in... More 

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