Newtownards travel guide

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You're Going to Love Newtownards

With a population of 29,363, Newtownards is a must-see destination in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Newtownards

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bull & Claw Newtownards (18 Frances Street) and Tipsy Gypsy (1-2 Court Square) are great picks.

When to visit Newtownards

Newtownards in December
Estimated hotel price
£93
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newtownards in December
Estimated hotel price
£93
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Newtownards

Plane

When flying to Newtownards, you’ll arrive at Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located 7 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Newtownards is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 136 miles from Newtownards. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Newtownards using National Express or Bus. From Dublin, the bus ride to Newtownards takes 150 miles and will cost you around £21. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about £86 for a journey of 325 miles.

Plane

When flying to Newtownards, you’ll arrive at Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located 7 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Newtownards is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 136 miles from Newtownards. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Newtownards using National Express or Bus. From Dublin, the bus ride to Newtownards takes 150 miles and will cost you around £21. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about £86 for a journey of 325 miles.

Airports near Newtownards

Airlines serving Newtownards

Lufthansa
Good (4,427 reviews)
KLM
Good (806 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,189 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (961 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,519 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,458 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (167 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (764 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (905 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,420 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (497 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,468 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,657 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (145 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (525 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (83 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newtownards

Average rates range from around £89 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £188 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Newtownards

Most booked hotels in Newtownards

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£149+
The Old Schoolhouse Inn
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£90+
Europa Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£113+
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£95+
Leonardo Hotel Belfast
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£88+
The Portaferry Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£107+

Hiring a car in Newtownards

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 55% cheaper than airport locations in Newtownards.

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Newtownards (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.07 and £22.76. The most frequently booked car type in Newtownards is Compact (Ford Focus or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Opel Corsa or similar) is, on average, 67% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 55% cheaper than airport locations in Newtownards.

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Newtownards (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.07 and £22.76. The most frequently booked car type in Newtownards is Compact (Ford Focus or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Opel Corsa or similar) is, on average, 67% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.