Newtownards is an important regional town and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. Ten miles east of Belfast, it is a mid-sized community of about 30,000 inhabitants.
The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is located close to Newtownards and comprises two separate museums within the same complex. A key element of the area’s cultural heritage, the exhibitions here are situated within 19th century buildings and feature period dress, workshops and a range of events.
Castle Espie is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust on the banks of Strangford Lough. Famous for its diverse bird population, the area is also a hub for horticulture enthusiasts who come to explore to variety of local wildflowers on show.
Throughout the area, from Loughries to Killarn to central Newtownards, Floom’s Newtownards flower delivery covers the entire town.