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Sunken Gardens and North Pier

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Address: Bangor Marina, Bangor, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9127 0069
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Like much in Northern Ireland - small but pleasant.

There's not much to go out of your way to see in the small garden but to sit for a while, then take a walk around the pier is a pleasant way to spend an hour on a sunny day. Like... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Bangor, you cannot miss the Marina which runs from the bottom of Main Street right round to Pickie Fun Park.

Thank thewanderinggypsy
Belfast, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Having replace Laird's boats and the beachfront these sunken gardens are simply a pathway to the coastal path.no more

Thank E1209AWjohn
Belfast, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I'm finding it difficult to appreciate what I found in what I assume is the sunken garden. There is no signage for this feature as you walk along the North Pier, at least I didn't see any, so where is it actually? I cound a garden with a dry pond and weed infested borders with a few shrubs not in... More 

Thank John A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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451 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

There's not much to go out of your way to see in the small garden but to sit for a while, then take a walk around the pier is a pleasant way to spend an hour on a sunny day. Like so many places, it depends who else is there, quietly watching the world go by or moving on to... More 

Thank UlsterFryNo1
Stirling, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a lovely place - and on a sunny day, with a wee picnic and a flask, would be a great place to sit for a while. However, on a dull April afternoon, it was too cold to linger. Perhaps if it was a little more "sunken" the wind wouldn't cut you in two!

Thank DavidC856
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Such beautiful scenery, if only guaranteed the weather. When the sun is shining you could almost feel your in the continent.

Thank Faith_babes
Bangor, United Kingdom
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417 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I didn't realise Bangor had sunken gardens so I was excited at the prospect of visiting them. When I got there I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed at the concreted area that is known as the gardens. I thought at first it was a joke like Father Ted's “Freak Pointing” or “Spinning Cat” as there was no grass... More 

1 Thank Original T-Bird
Letterkenny, Ireland
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610 reviews
296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,042 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

I wouldn't call the garden "sunken", but it is a bit below street level. There are a few seats to relax on, and watch Bangor going by. On my visit, loads of people, mainly families, were strolling along from the garden down the pier. It was a beautiful day, and the scenery was magnificent. The pier is quiet long, so... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2012

The sunken gardens as it used to be called was beautiful, but now its only seats positioned on concrete not really worth while. Not really worth a look at. The north Pier or what's left of it when it had the wooden end on it, its ok to take a stroll down or try your hand at a we bit... More 

Thank malcolm1959
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64 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2012

What a super spot to collapse into after visiting the great shopping on the Main Street. It can be hard to leave here as it is so restful and offering a nice view of the Main and High Streets. Near to parking a good stop off point if walking the whole promenade. The pier is a good vantage spot.

Thank SmilerBelfast

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