Events, Entertainment and Things to do

Live Music and Theatre in and around County Down visit:

Mount Stewart

Throughout the year, Mount Stewart hosts and organises a varied programme of events and activities, from themed garden walks and craft workshops, to party nights and concerts in the Marble Hall. Upcoming events include:

Sunday 28th September

Jazz in the Gardens - 2pm - 4:30pm... Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the gardens. No BBQs. Normal Admission - Members Free.

Click here for more information on these events and further events at Mount Stewart in 2014.

Castle Ward

Unique 18th-century mansion resting on a rolling hillside and looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down. Upcoming events include:

Every weekend in September

Canoe and Bike Hire - 10am - 4pm... 15% off discount available. Hire both bikes and canoes on the same day and receive 15% off the total. Everyone can enjoy the estate’s top quality bike and canoe trails, with biking equipment available from age 9 months and canoeing from age 4 years.

Every Weekend in September

Archery - 10am - 4pm... Think you could be the next Maid Marion or Robin Hood? Go along and try your hand at archery with one of the skilled instructors.

Sunday 28th September

Game of Thrones Archery Experience - Have a go at archery in the very place where the BAFTA award winning show was filmed – the courtyard aka 'Winterfell'. Stand in the recreated Game of Thrones archery film set teepee, dress in Game of Thrones style costumes and take aim. New for 2014 and not to be missed. Booking Essential, contact Clearsky Adventure Centre on 028 4372 3933 or

Click here for more information on these events and further events at Castle Ward in 2014.

All Year Round

Titanic Visitor Experience

Titanic Visitor Experience to mark 100 years since the liner made its tragic maiden voyage.
See Activities Page.

All Year Round

Saltwater Fly Fishing

Saltwater Fly Fishing with Hardy Greys Academy - Instructor Stephen Kennedy
Packages available via the Dufferin Coaching Inn

All Year Round

What's new in and around Killyleagh

The now famous Balloo House Bistro and Fine Dinning Restaurant, Danny Millar its chef, continues to win awards and create food that people travel from far and wide to experience.

The Crafty Fox, has recently opened its doors. It is a Craft/Gift and Interiors Shop, accross the road from Balloo House. The buidling itself is stunning. It used to be a bank which has been superbly refurbished on two floors full of beautiful hand crafted gifts and and transforming objects.

Daft Eddie's on Sketrick Island has under gone a complete refurbishment, as well as, exciting creating new menus and an outdoor seating area over looking Strangford Lough.

Newly redesigned Castle Espie Wetland Centre combines spectacular sustainable design with a memorable day out. Beyond its award-winning eco-friendly visitor centre packed with attractions lies a magical mix of restored lagoons, woodland walks, grrassland, salt marshes, reed beds and a Sustainable Garden. Further development in the pipe line.

Kingfisher Local Craft Shop. Gifts, jewelry, pictures, and much more.

Threadbare Boutique. Stunning clothes, scarves, gloves, handbags and shoes.

Book a room now or contact us for more information.