The Portaferry Hotel has an enviable location with a wealth of excellent amenities in close proximity to the hotel. From beautiful National Trust stately homes and gardens to superb golf courses such as Royal County Down and Ardglass, not to mention an array of possibilities for world class water sports on the lough itself.
We recommend a visit to The Portico of Ards, in the heart of the town, a heritage centre and a concert venue offering a wide range of amazing live concerts for all – check out their website to show all listings and also our website for over night deals.
Families can enjoy days out at Castle Espie, which is home to Ireland’s largest bird sanctuary with an extraordinary array of ducks, geese and swans and breathtaking views of its 30 acres of woodland. Or why not visit the Exploris Aquarium, which is situated next door to the hotel and offers a diver’s eye view of marine life.
You could also take a trip to Clearsky Adventure Centre and try your aim at archery and laser clay pigeon shooting, or stand a test of skill, focus and balance rock climbing. If you prefer water sports why not try their new activity, coasteering, as well as kayaking and canoeing in Castle Ward Bay or Strangford Lough for a little more adventure.
Gourmets are spoilt for choice too with our own excellent selection of menus from the casual to the more formal.
Thursday 3rd June, 8pm – Book Club
Saturday 19th June, 2pm-6pm – Gin Afternoon
Sunday 20th June , 4.30pm Summer Solstice Sailaway (Sold out)
Thursday 1st July, 8pm – Book Club
Saturday 10th July, 2pm-6pm – Gin Afternoon
Saturday 10th July 7.30pm – Friends in Low Places @ Portico of Ards
Saturday 17th July, 2pm-6pm – Gin Afternoon
Thursday 12th August, 8pm – Book Club
Sunday 15th August, 2pm – Sailaway Sunday
Saturday 21st August, 2pm – Sailaway Saturday (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 28th August, 2pm – Sailaway Saturday (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 2nd September, 8pm – Book Club
Saturday 4th September, 2pm-6pm – Gin Afternoon
Friday 10th September, 10.30am till late – A Day @ Downpatrick Race’s
Saturday 11th September,2pm – Sailaway Saturday (Limited Availability)
Saturday 18th September 7.30pm – Paddy Raff @ Portico of Ards
Friday 24th September 7.30pm – Neil Delamere @ Portico of Ards
Saturday 25th September 7.30pm – Iconettes @ Portico of Ards
Thursday 7th October, 8pm – Book Club
Friday 8th October, 10.30am till late – A Day @ Downpatrick Race’s
Saturday 9th October 7.30pm – Shane Todd @ Portico of Ards
We can tailor make packages for you and your guests in our large function room, up to 75 people or for a more intimate affair in small function room up to 25 people. Contact the hotel directly for Information on available dates.
- The Portico of Ards www.porticoards.com
- Kirkistown Castle Golf Club www.kirkistowncastlegolfclub.com
- Kirkistown Racetrack www.kirkistown.com
- Kirkistown point to point https://www.p2p.ie/fixtures
- National Trust https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
- Mount Stewart
- Exploris https://www.exploris.org.uk
- Mobile Team Adventure http://www.mobileteamadventure.co.uk
- Brigid Watson (Tour Guide) https://ardspeninsulatours.com
- Portaferry Gala www.portaferrygala.com
- Downpatrick Race Course http.//www.downpatrickracecourse.co.uk
- Echlinville Distillery – https://echlinville.com