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Newtownards Urban Trail

A 45 minute - 1 hour walk around the town centre of Newtownards; featuring some of the town's most prominent landmarks. For example, the Market Cross and a good view of Scrabo Tower.




1 - 2 miles

OS Map

21, 15

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Town centre footpaths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Newtownards Priory, Town Hall, market cross

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The trail departs from the Tourist Information Centre, passes by St Mark's Church, followed by a view of Scrabo Tower. A short walk leads to Newtownards Priory, the War Memorial, and the Market Cross. The walk then passes along the main shopping thoroughfare to the Town Hall/Arts Centre and statue of war veteran, Col. Blair Mayne. From here, it's a short walk back to the Tourist Information Centre.

Getting to the Start

Starting and ending at the Tourist Information Centre on Regent Street, beside the bus centre.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs should be kept on leads at all times


Toilets are available in the Bus Centre beside the Tourist Information Centre and on Mill Street. Numerous cafés offer refreshments. Larger meals are available in the town centre restaurants.


Newtownards Walking Guide

Publication Availability

Newtownards Walking Guide downloadable from this page.

Walk Location
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