About Newtownards

Newtownards, an old market town, is known for being in the ‘heart of the Ards Peninsula’ and for its arts centres and galleries. From family favourite attractions to wonderful restaurants and more, Newtownards is a great place to call home.

Things To Do

Residents of Newtownards can enjoy the picturesque Conway Square which is home to the town’s Saturday market and Ards Arts Centre, which hosts art exhibitions all year round as well as their 'Friday night live' music sessions.

Newtownards also boasts scenic landscapes, including Scrabo Tower, which overlooks Strangford Lough and offers panoramic views of North Down.

Mount Stewart, a 19th-century National Trust house and garden, is located in Newtownards and is where many people can explore the estate, take a tour around the mansion or enjoy a seasonal menu of hot lunches, light-bites, sandwiches and bakes in the tearoom.

In Newtownards, residents and visitors can enjoy a day at Scrabo Golf Club where they can tee off in beautiful surroundings before enjoying a delicious meal at the club restaurant.

The town has its own shopping centre which is home to many clothing retailers, including River Island and Primark, as well as grocery shops including Asda and Iceland.

From swimming in the Ards Leisure Centre, to catching a Disney movie at the IMC cinema to visiting Ark Open Farm, the town is also a perfect place for family days out.


There are lots of secondary schools and primary schools to choose from in and around Newtownards, including Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards Model Primary School and Victoria Primary School.

Eating & Drinking

From classic pub grub in The Parlour Bar and Restaurant to traditional Asian bistro, Tuk Tuk, and classic favourites at Romas, Newtownards has dining options for everyone to enjoy within walking distance from the town centre!


Newtownards is conveniently located approximately 10 miles south of Belfast, making it easily accessible by car or public transportation. Newtownards is close to major road networks, including the A21 and A22, providing residents with quick and convenient access to surrounding areas.

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