Christmas Time in Castle Park, Tourist Attractions in Bangor Northern Ireland

A Tour of Castle Park

Bangor Castle Park will likely be the first place you see in Bangor, where the Town Hall (or Bangor Castle as it’s also known)…

Viaduct Bridge, Autumn Crawfordsburn Country Park Bangor Northern Ireland

Crawfordsburn Country Park

It has to have been a good 15 to 20 years since I last explored the top forests of Crawfordsburn Country Park. Or at…

Thatching Roof of the Old Inn Crawfordsburn Hotel, Bangor

The Charming Village of Crawfordsburn

If looking for some more rustic and rural scenery when visiting Bangor, my favourite out-of-town hotel option would undoubtedly be the Old Inn Crawfordsburn…

Ye' Olde Heritage Stuff

Half Castle, North Down Coastal Path. Bangor to Strickland's Glen. Northern Ireland

The Legend of Jenny Watts

According to legend Jenny Watts was the youngest daughter of Jack Watts owner of the Jolly Fisherman, a tavern to the west of the…

North Down Museum, North Down Bangor Museum in Northern Ireland

Bangor’s Heritage Centre (Museum)

The name ‘North Down Museum’ is a little misleading for visitors to Bangor, given it’s named after the local borough council, just to keep…

Town Hall Bangor in Snow, Attractions in Bangor Northern Ireland

A Brief History of Bangor

The recordings and artefacts of Bangor’s earlier beginnings date back to circa 500BC, during the late Bronze Age, where significant treasures found in the…

Essential Eats

Chicken Tikka Nagashor, Green Chilli Bangor Indian Restaurant (NI)

Takeaway Tuesday: Green Chilli Bangor

This Takeaway Tuesday comes (on a Thursday) from “The Green Chilli”, one of the longer standing Indian restaurants in Bangor (Dufferin Avenue), and is…

Best Takeaway Food in Northern Ireland Chip Shops

Northern Ireland’s Chip Shop Treats

I really don’t understand the whole ‘eating out’ thing, where you pay twice the price, for mediocre food, while sitting in stuffy, uncomfortable surroundings….

Instant Noodles, New Asian Supermarket Belfast 40 Ormeau Embankment

The Asian Supermarket Belfast

Earlier this year (2018) the Asian Supermarket Belfast moved from its otherwise lifelong location on the Ormeau Road to what is now a short-ish…

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Sunrise at Matterhorn in Zermatt, Interrail in Winter: Train Travel in Europe Itinerary

Winter on Europe’s Interrail

This whole Interrail itinerary started as no more than the idea of the Glacier Express; a rather spectacular train journey that cuts across the…

Snow in Cesky Krumlov in Winter Snow (Czech Republic)

Cesky Krumlov: A Bohemian Dream

I’d say we’ve travelled fairly well in the winter months over the past few years, but were I to pick 3 highlights in this…