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Top Tips for Adventure on Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough has plenty of fun and adventure to keep you entertained! An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and wild life importance the spectacular 15 mile stretch of Strangford has a lot to offer adventure seekers.

Be sure to check out our extensive list of activity events and activity experiences on Strangford LoughNo experience required, no specialist equipment needed, you don’t need a big group or lots of organisation. Just make a quick call or email to the activity providers to begin your adventure.

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Get ready to explore the lough at high speeds aboard a purpose built RIB (rigid inflatable boat to you and I) on the Strangford Sea Safari. Watch your knuckles go white as the RIB takes you to shipwrecks, whirlpools and seal colonies. 

After admiring the historic National Trust property of Castle Ward from the water spend some time ashore enjoying the multipurpose trails on foot, bike or even horseback. Bike hire is available from Clearsky Adventure Centre, check out this video to see the trails in action.      

The historic estate was used in many scenes in the HBO award winning series Game of Thrones. Step into the heart of Winterfell for an Game of Thrones Inspired archery session dressed as a member of the Nights Watch, before following the self guided Game of Thrones Westeros Cycle Tour around key film locations by bike or on foot. With so much on offer a stay in Castle Ward’s award winning camping pods will mean you don’t have to miss out on anything!

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If you can’t wait to get back on the lough then do not fear as the Strangford Lough Canoe Trail offers no less than 80 square nautical miles of paddling  It’s never been easier to do it yourself with downloadable maps, and canoe hire available just add a sense of adventure, some experience and you’re good to go.  For those who are less confident take a guided trip and discover the beauty of the lough like never before. 

Make a Break of it! 

With so many great outdoor activities happening in Northern Ireland it makes sense to create a short break around the fun! 

From chic, city boutique hotels to rustic rural retreats and from self-catering apartments to outdoor glamping, Northern Ireland has a wonderful variety of accommodation for all tastes & budgets!

To book a short break or to find out about Northern Ireland’s visitor attractions, accommodation and things to do, visit discovernorthernireland.com

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