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Strangford   PHOTO: Pat Devlin

Situated on the western shore of the narrow lough entrance, whose exceptional currents caused the Vikings to name it Strang fjord, Strangford has been a site of settlement for over 1,000 years. In later centuries it was an important port owned by the Earls of Kildare. Strangford today retains much of its charm as a quiet coastal village, with its tiers of houses overlooking the harbour, the vigourous waters of Strangford Lough and its eternal partner, Portaferry, on the Ards Peninsula.

Strangford is "The Jewel of Lecale"

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