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Holiday Homes in Northern Ireland and What to do When Visiting

By Coach Road Cottages

March 10, 2023


Strangford Lough

Northern Ireland is the perfect destination for a unique getaway. The land boasts breathtaking views, scenic landscapes, roaming green hills and idyllic coastal routes. 

For visiting tourists, there is loads to do and see, from historical landmarks to popular attractions, you can soak in the local culture and make some great memories when staying at one of our Coach Road Cottages, holiday homes in Northern Ireland. 

Why stay in Holiday Homes in Northern Ireland? 

Northern Ireland is a place of great culture and its people, well they are some of the most hospitable and welcoming people you could ever meet. 

At Coach Road Cottages we offer two boutique properties for self-catering stays, allowing tourists to experience all that Northern Ireland has to offer. We are immensely proud of our little island and we aim to maintain our reputation as an ideal tourist destination. 

Holiday Cottages in Northern Ireland

Within both of our holiday homes in Northern Ireland, we provide literature on the local area and give recommendations for sightseeing opportunities and exciting experiences you can enjoy with your family and friends. 

What to do in Northern Ireland?

Coach Road Cottages are located in Comber and Holywood, County Down. They are situated in an ideal location against the backdrop of picturesque settings and idyllic landscapes. 

There are loads of fun activities and exciting things to do when visiting Northern Ireland, check out some of our local favourites below.

Scrabo tower

Scrabo Tower has stood its ground for over 165 years and resides just above Strangford Lough. Built in 1857, this impressive 135 feet tower was originally built as a memorial to Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry/Derry.

Today, the tower remains a popular tourist destination, showcasing the architectural style of the Scottish Baronial Revival. You can even explore the inside of the Tower and learn about its history in the visitor exhibition.

If you’re staying in one of our holiday homes in Northern Ireland, be sure to check out Scrabo Tower.

Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough 

Strangford Lough is the biggest sea lough in the U.K. You can take a walk along the idyllic shorelines, take in the breathtaking sea views and make your way around its charming coastal paths. 

Many visitors make their way to the southern tip of the Ards peninsula, via the Kearney coastal path. It is a truly picturesque setting and sure to impress the most experienced globetrotters. 

Wildlife at Strangford Lough 

Strangford Lough is also one of Europe’s leading wildlife habitats and one of the three designated marine nature reserves in the U.K. When visiting, you can try to spot some of the rare wildlife species that inhabit the land and sea. If you’re lucky enough, you might even see some curious seals, otters, red squirrels and many more creatures who reside in the beautiful coast of Strangford Lough.  

Water Activities at Strangford Lough 

For the thrill-seekers and adventurous tourists, you can also kayak and canoe on the waters of Stangford Lough. There are many facilities on the Lough, such as Strangford Lough Activity Centre where you can rent a canoe or kayak and explore the waters. Experts will also be on hand to advise of turbulent weather or fast-flowing waters. 

Many take the opportunity to visit the neighbouring small islands that are secluded and a world away from home. Chapel Island in particular is home to Mesolithic middens and an early historical Christian church. This experience will leave you with a newfound appreciation of how life must have been hundreds of years ago.


Nendrum is a great tourist spot for history lovers, religious persons and curious cats. The site features the historic ruins of the 5th-century Christian monastery, which is said to have been appointed by St. Machaoi, who apparently also had close links with St.Patrick.

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