Once an important shipbuilding centre, Portaferry is now an important tourist destination. Join Brigid for an engaging and entertaining tour on a gentle walk around the town. Discover Portaferry’s links with North America through the stories of emigrants from the local area. Portaferry has many impressive buildings of architectural interest including a church built in the style of a Greek temple!
At the height of its’ prosperity in the 19th century Portaferry had 33 public houses! Today Queen’s University has a marine research laboratory in the town which is a centre of excellence for international scientific research. Learn about the exciting and innovative renewable energy research projects are undertaken in Strangford Lough.