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Donaghadee Town Trail

This urban walk provides an opportunity to learn more about the buildings, monuments and streetscapes which have given the town its historical character.

Millisle Beach is a nearby attraction.




1.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Town centre footpath.

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Monuments and buildings in the town

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Strangford Lough

Route Description

The route meanders around the buildings, monuments and streetscapes which have given shape to the town. The walker can enjoy the history of the town and also enjoy the extended walking trails included in the guide. A full description and historic information is provided in the Donaghadee Walking Guide leaflet.

Getting to the Start

Donaghadee is 8 miles to the west of Newtownards and 6 miles from Bangor. Public transport serves the area - see www.translink.co.uk.


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

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Shop (wheelchair accessible)
Visitors Centre
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking


Toilet and refreshment facilities are accessible around the town.


Donaghadee Walking Guide

Publication Availability

Donaghadee Walking Guide downloadable from this page.

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

Tim 27 August, 2014 @ 21:14

We really enjoyed how informative the guide was - we've walked around Donaghadee a number of times but learned new things this time. It was okay with small children but the castle is inaccessible to buggies (well, you have to carry them as we found out the hard way!). Shame Mauds didn't feature on the guide - some fine ice-cream to be had there! But all in all a good walk we wouldn't have done without this guide.

carolann 8 December, 2010 @ 14:13

interesting and enjoyable walk peaceful to would do it all again

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