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Voyage Through The Centuries Experience

9-11 Bath Street, Ardglass, Down, County Down, BT30 7SE
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Embark on an enchanting journey from Ardglass on a replica Viking Longship. Accompanied by Duane, a knowledgeable storyteller, regaling you with captivating tales from the journal of his ship owning great-great-great-grandfather.

Feel the gentle sway of the boat beneath you as you glide along the shimmering waters of the Irish Sea. Legends of Saint Patrick, the Vikings, and Anglo-Normans come to life from this unique perspective.

The six ancient castles of Ardglass stand proudly on the hillside, casting a watchful eye over the village. Outside of the harbour you navigate along the coastline, the rugged cliffs and secluded coves create a breath-taking backdrop, evoking a sense of adventure and exploration.

This unforgettable voyage leaves you with lasting memories of a captivating seaside village.

- Introduction at Discover Ardglass before departure to Ardglass Marina.
- 4 rowers, a cox, and storytelling guide on a boat used in the Vikings television series.
- Hear stories of ancient people and traditions and folklore.
- View Ardglass' six castles from the sea and gently explore the coast.
- Sharing snack platter of traditional seafaring food.

Additional Details:
- Accompanied by expert rowers, option to try and row yourself.
- Wear appropriate clothing for seafaring. (Warm and waterproof clothing recommended.)
- Water, light snack, and sunscreen recommended.
- Sharing snack platter is complimentary. Consists of seafood (fish and bivalves) and gingerbread.


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Road Directions

Follow A2 Road signs to Ardglass, Bath Street is the main thoroughfare in the village. Free parking is available on street and at the Marina and Quay Street.

Public Transport Directions

From Downpatrick, Ardglass is served by the 16 bus routes

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