Located in the Strangford and Lecale area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ardglass has been a fishing port since mediaeval times. Much of the attractive village is a conservation area, protected by a ring of medieval fortified tower houses (more remain than in any other town in Ireland) and fortified warehouses. Some of which were rebuilt in the 1700s as Ardglass Golf Club clubhouse - the oldest building in the world to be used as a club house.
Ardglass not only has an award winning golf course with exceptional holes and excellent food, an award winning restaurant, a safe anchorage marina, but also an Irish bar with a well in its lounge floor, all a short stroll away. Local shops, a great take away and bus stops are literally around the corner. Buses run to Downpatrick with connections to local towns and Belfast.