The Cradle of Christianity
in ‘The Land of Saints and Scholars’
- 15 British pounds£15
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3 Hour tour Visit Bangor Abbey with its heritage stretching back to 558 Hear of the missionaries, like Columbanus and Gall, who left this ancient seat of learning to spread Christianity throughout Europe See the remains of 12th Century St Malachy’s Wall and the 14th Century Norman Tower Tour the graveyard and discover the stories of past townsfolk including the graves of some who were executed for their part in the 1798 rebellion Walk the Bells Trail through Castle Park to the North Down Museum in the nearby Bangor Castle and hear of the Ward family who lived there. Join us for a full day tour. Bangor + visits to other historic County Down sites including monasteries and church sites : * Nendrum, situated on the edge of Strangford Lough * Scrabo, with its magnificent 360° views, once the site of a hilltop monastic site *Greyabbey, the best example of Anglo-Norman Cistercian architecture in Ulster *Ardkeen near Portaferry, with an energetic climb to the top of the old Rath and the ancient castle of the Savage family.