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Turn o the Tide

Archaeology Strangford Activity Sheets iSpy Around the Lough

As you are driving around the lough why not play iSpy with a difference. The castles, abbeys and estates make Strangford special - but almost every where you look there are all sorts of clues to how our ancestors used the lough and its landscape. Have a go at these iSpy Activity Sheets

Portaferry and Strangford Heritage Information Sheet

Portaferry and Strangford are well known for their beautiful scenery and warm welcome. They have an unusual topography, hilly narrow streets bordered by colourful shops, pubs, and cafes, which add to their charm and appeal. Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, they are served by a ferry crossing the waters to Strangford every 30 minutes (takes only 8 minutes on average). The island-studded Strangford Lough is the largest sea Lough in the UK & Ireland, covering 80 square nautical miles, (approximately 150 square kms including intertidal). It is approached from the Irish Sea through the fast-running tidal “Narrows” which open out into more gentle waters.

Archaeology Strangford a Guide

Strangford Lough's archaeological heritage is breathtaking, a 10,000 year spectrum spanning Mesolithic flint and shell middens, and prehistoric tombs; early Christian raths, medieval monasteries, fishtraps and towerhouses; and magnificent 17th and 18th century estates with their mansions and exotic gardens. This leaflet was produced by Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership as part of the Turn O' the Tide project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.