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3 Hours In Newtownards

So you've got three hours in Newtownards - that's great news. Let's see how you can best use your time while you're here.

What Should I Do With Three Hours In Newtownards?

If you have 2-3 hours to spend in Newtownards, here are some suggestions:

  • Visit the Scrabo Tower: This tower offers panoramic views of Newtownards and the surrounding area. Plan for at least an hour to climb to the top and enjoy the view.
  • Explore the shopping in the town center: Newtownards has a variety of shops, from local boutiques to high street chains. Spend an hour or so wandering around and picking up souvenirs.
  • Learn about local history at the North Down Museum: This small museum has exhibits about the area's heritage, including the Vikings and the Troubles. You can easily spend an hour here.
  • Relax in the Castle Espie Wetland Centre: This nature reserve has walking trails and birdwatching opportunities. Depending on how long you want to explore, you could spend 1-3 hours here.

Ultimately, how you spend your time in Newtownards will depend on your interests and preferences. Whether you're into history, nature, or shopping, you're sure to find something to fill your time.

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