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The Area

BANGOR AREA         KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

BANGOR, CO DOWN

Bangor is is one of N Ireland's main tourist destinations. It is a maritime resort situated on the picturesque south shore of Belfast Lough approximately 12 miles east of Belfast.

Bangor offers a wide array of attractions - great family entertainment, superb sports facilities and excellent shopping.

Bangor Marina, is one of the largest marinas in all of Ireland and was recently awarded the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor Award. World class sailing events attract visitors from all over the globe.

Bangor seafront development, which includes the marina, has beautiful gardens and a promenade which leads to Pickie Fun Park and the North Down Coastal Path. The Fun Park has an Adventure Playground, with maritime themed equipment, a Paddling Pool and a Miniature Railway which travels around the colourful Fun Park.

Short sea cruises run from Pickie Fun Park. Fishing, bird watching and sight seeing boat trips are also available.

The North Down Coastal Path is one of the finest shoreline walks in Ireland stretching from Holywood to Portvoe near Groomsport. This path takes you along the Bangor sea front to Helen's Bay, with Crawfordsburn Beach on the way.

Ballyholme Beach is a short distance from the heart of Bangor. This mile-long beach leads to the National Trust nature reserve at Ballymacormick Point.

Other attractions include the North Down Museum, situated at the back of the Town Hall in the beautiful parkland and gardens of Castle Park.

BANGOR ATTRACTIONS
  • BANGOR ABBEY
    Founded in 558AD by St Comgall - 028 9127 0069
     
  • BANGOR CASTLE LEISURE CENTRE
    Swimming, fitness suite, health suite, squash courts and indoor sports facilities
    028 9127 0271
     
  • BANGOR OMNIPLEX
  • Watch all the latest blockbusters on one of seven screens - 08717 200 400
     
  • CHOC-O-BLOC
  • Make your own chocolate are - 028 9145 6598
     
  • FISHING / BOAT TRIPS
    Blue Aquarius 07510 006 000
    John Erskine Boat Charters - 07801 571 830
     
  • KIDZ CLUB / INDOOR ARENA
    giant slide and children's indoor fun, indoor football, roller-skating arena
    028 9185 7272
     
  • NORTH DOWN MUSEUM
    N Ireland's most visited small museum - 028 9127 1200
     
  • PAINT ME GLAZE ME
    Make your own pottery, ideal for kids - 028 9146 9509
     
  • PICKIE FAMILY FUN PARK
    Children's fun park, playground and cafe - 028 9127 0069
     
  • TOWER HOUSE, TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
    Sightseeing, events and activities information, souvenirs and crafts. Accommodation bookings - 028 9127 0069  
  • WARD PARK
    One of many parks in Bangor. Feed the waterfowl and exotic birds. Tennis courts, bowling greens and putting green - 028 9127 0069
     
HOLYWOOD ATTRACTIONS
  • JOHNNY THE JIG SCULPTURE
    by Rosamund Praeger
     
  • MAYPOLE
    Ireland's only one
     
  • PAINT ME GLAZE ME
    Make your own pottery, ideal for kids - 028 9039 7667
     
  • QUEENS LEISURE CENTRE
    Fitness suite, indoor bowling, badmington, five-a-side fooball and basketball
    028 9042 1234
     
  • SEAPARK
    One of several parks in the area. Playground, bowls and football pitches
    028 9042 2894
     
  • THE OLD PRIORY
    Dating back to the 13th Century
     
BOROUGH ATTRACTIONS
  • BANGOR SPORTSPLEX
    A floodlit athletics track and all-weather astro-turf pitches - 028 9127 5622
     
  • COCLE ROW COTTAGES
    Tourist and heritage information in an authentic 1910 atmosphere - 028 9127 0069
     
  • CRAWFORDSBURN COUNTRY PARK
    Ulster's most popular country park. 3.5km of beaches and riverside rambles and visitor centre with cafe - 028 9185 3621
     
  • DONALDSON LAKE / PORTAVOE RESEVOIR
    07732 636 359
     
  • EDDIE IRVINE SPORTS
    Go Karts, indoor football, paintball and snooker - 028 9145 1457
     
  • GREY POINT FORT
    An unusual wartime artillery site - 028 9185 3621
     
  • ULSTER FOLK AND TRANSPORT MUSEUM
    Museum of the Year with heritage and transport museums. Events run throughout the year. Cafe on site - 028 9042 8428
     

See the North Down Tourism Website for further details of attractions in the area.

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KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

Kissimmee is a charming, distinctive area that’s part of one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. In the heart of Florida, it lies close to Orlando and the famous Florida Theme Parks - Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld.

All different types of activities and attractions are within easy reach. The area’s authentic small-town charm evolves into theme park thrills, outdoor adventures, challenging golf, memorable fishing trips, tranquil beach landscapes, excellent shopping and any other vacation escape you dream of.

THEME PARKS
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort
SeaWorld Orlando

ACTIVITIES
A Ghost Tracker Ghost Tours
Horse World Riding Stables, Inc.
The Ice Factory of Central Florida, Inc.
Kissimmee Ghost Tours
Misty Blue Acres Carriage Company
Richard Petty Driving Experience at WALT DISNEY WORLD®
Indy Racing Experience
ESPN Wide World Of Sports® Complex

AIR ACTIVITIES
Air Florida Helicopter Charters
Biplane Rides Over Kissimmee
Bob's Balloon Rides
Magic Sunrise Ballooning
Orlando Balloon Rides
Painted Horizons Hot Air Balloon Tours
Thompson Aire, Inc.
Waldo Wrights Flying Service
Warbird Adventures, Inc.
Orlando Heli-Tours

ARTS & CULTURE
Orlando Museum of Art
Kissimmee Sculpture Experience
Greenfield Gallery, L.L.C.
Gallery One Artists

ATTRACTIONS
A World of Orchids
DisneyQuest ® Indoor Interactive Theme Park
Fun Spot Jr.
Fun Spot of Florida, Inc. Action Park
Fun Spot USA
Gatorland
Green Meadows Pet Farm
Happy Days Family Fun Center at Old Town
Haunted Grimm House of Old Town
The Holy Land Experience
Magical Midway
Medieval Life
Old Town Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Attraction
Orlando Fire Museum
Orlando Science Center
Reptile World Serpentarium
Ripley's Believe It or Not!® Orlando Odditorium
Stallion 51 Corporation
Titanic The Experience
Wonderworks
WWII Fighter Aircraft Foundation
Wycliffe Discovery Center

BASEBALL TRAINING
Atlanta Braves Spring Training at the of ESPN Wide World Sports® Complex
Houston Astros at the Osceola County Stadium complex.

DINNER SHOWS
Arabian Nights
Capone's Dinner & Show
Disney's Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
Disney's Polynesian Resort - Disney's Spirit of Aloha Din...
Makahiki Luau Polynesian Feast & Celebration
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Merry Mystery Dinner Adventure
The Outta Control Dinner Show
Pirate's Dinner Adventure
Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Shows
Mickey's Backyard BBQ

ENTERTAINMENT
Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando® Resort
Cirque Du Soleil® La Nouba™
Orlando Magic Basketball
House of Blues® Orlando
Orlando Sharks
ICEBAR Orlando, LLC

MINI GOLF
Bonanza Golf & Gifts
Congo River Golf & Exploration Co.
Jungle Golf Maingate
Pirate's Cove Adventure Miniature Golf
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf

GOLF COURSES
ChampionsGate Golf Club
Kissimmee Bay Country Club
Mystic Dunes Golf Club
Remington Golf Club
Royal St. Cloud Golf Links
Celebration Golf Club
Falcon's Fire Golf Club
Reunion Resort Golf Course
Harmony Golf Preserve
Kissimmee Golf Club
Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club
Orange Lake Resorts Golf

HERITAGE
Bataan-Corregidor Memorial
G.A.R. Museum
Kissimmee Air Museum
Monument of States
Mount Peace Cemetery
Orange County Regional History Center
Osceola County Historic Courthouse
Osceola County Historical Society & Pioneer Museum
St. Cloud Heritage Museum
St. Cloud Historical Museum
USSSA Sports Museum and Hall of Fame
Veterans Tribute and Museum of Osceola County

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Birding, Hiking, Biking
Boat Ramps
Boating Excursions
Fishing
Lakes
Parks

WATER PARKS
Aquatica™ SeaWorld's Waterpark
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Wet 'n Wild
Mindy O Waterpark at Clarion Resort

See the Visit Kissimmee website for further details of the numerous attractions in the area.

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