Sail on a tall ship this June in Bangor!

As part of North Down Borough Council’s Seashore Festival  this June 7 & 8  two spectacular ships will be visiting Bangor!

The ships – The Mercedes and The Golden Lion will be moored alongside The Eisenhower Pier and will be open to the public on both days. And if you fancy sailing the high seas on a tall ship, there will also be opportunities for hour-long evening sailings! Tickets cost £10 and are available for sale now at Bangor Visitor Information Centre and North Down Museum or online at

The Golden Lion, a 70 metre, three-masted ship was built in 1937 and retains many of the authentic, decorative features from this era. The Mercedes is a 50 metre, twin-masted vessel and can accommodate up to 140 passengers and visitors. Both of these ships promise to be a magnificent sight and will be well worth a visit!

As well as the tall ships, there are lots of other things happening around the town on this weekend too. A special steam train “Bangor And Back For A Bob” will be travelling from Belfast on the Saturday and Sunday, making two return journeys per day. Tickets are available from North Down Museum and Bangor Visitor Information Centre and cost £1.

Look to the skies for fantastic air displays by The Twister Aerobatics Team, a Vintage Motor Display will be taking place around The Town Hall, showcasing hundreds of fabulous vintage vehicles and down on The Promenade, a special Summer Fair will be taking place featuring lots of local retailers selling their wares.  Also making a welcome return to The McKee Clock Arena, The Armed Forces will be providing a wide range of activities and vehicles for everyone to enjoy.  And watch out for some wonderful, specially themed, street theatre which will be dotted around The Town as part of the festival.