Newtownards is a large town in Northern Ireland located east of Belfast. Sir Hugh Montgomery founded it in 1608 on a ruined Dominican monastery, which is known to locals as "Ards." The population was approximately 28,000 in the 2011 census.


St. Finian established Movilla Abbey, a monastery, on a hill overlooking Strangford Lough about 1-mile North-East of present-day Newtownards town center in 540 AD. Having granted the lands in 1605, Sir Montgomery set about rebuilding what was known as Newtown, which later expanded to Newtownards. The Market House in Newtownards, erected in 1770 and made Newtownards a market town, still operates today.

Tourist Attractions

The Scrabo Tower, found in Newtownards and was built in 1857, is just one of the town's most prominent features. Open daily from May to September, and visitors can admire the tower's scenic surroundings. Fun fact: Universal Pictures found Scrabo Country Park to be one of the ideal places for filming Dracula Untold. They filmed scenes from the film at this location along with other places across Northern Ireland.

Other noteworthy stops include Ark Open Farm, which houses at least 200 species of animals; Mount Stewart House, the Irish seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family, and so many more great places you never have to worry about running out of places to go!


Typical to other nearby towns in Northern Ireland, summers in Newtownards are cool and windy. The winters are long, extremely cold, damp, and windy. The warm season lasts from June to September, characterized by a daily high temperature of 15.5°C or higher, while the cool season lasts from November to March, with an average daily high temperature below 9.5°C. The coldest month of the year in Newtownards is February.

Get yourself prepared for any weather conditions.

When the weather gets too hot or too cold in Newtownards, you need a dependable electrician that can help you with all your electrical needs. You don't want to be caught in a bad weather unprepared. Electrician Belfast Pro has provided quality service to satisfied homeowners and business owners since 1991. We are here to help you when you need us most.

We will help you figure out the best way to prepare your home or business premises so that no matter what happens, you'll always have power. We offer 24/7 emergency services, so we will always be available to assist you no matter what time of day or night. With over 30 years of expertise, you can trust us to repair or examine your electrical system as quickly and safely as possible.

We are highly trained professionals who will ensure that your electrical system is checked thoroughly. We fix any electrical issue, no matter how big or small it might be.

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