Theme : A self guided tour to learn more about archaeology
Strangford Lough’s archaeological heritage is breathtaking, a 10,000 year spectrum spanning Mesolithic flint and shell middens, and prehistoric tombs; early Christian raths, medieval monasteries, fishtraps and towerhouses; and magnificent 17th and 18th century estates with their mansions and exotic gardens.
The Lough’s daily tidal rhythm and unique landscape of drowned drumlins are reflected in the way it has been exploited over centuries. The people around the Lough embraced a ‘maritime culture’ that depended on the sea for a way of living and communicating, and only faded with the coming of the railway and the car.
A self guided trail has been produced to highlight features and suggest activities related to archaeology around the Lough. This is available to download from www.strangfordlough.org or posted on request from Ards Tourist Information Centre, 028 9182 6846.
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