Comber Attractions

Square2At the heart of Comber is the town square one of the most attractive of any town in Ulster with its wide generous proportions and it’s thoughtfully landscaped memorial garden at the centre. This contains an impressive statue of local war hero Major General Robert “Rollo” Gillespie. Another famous son of Comber was Thomas Andrews Jnr. who designed the Titanic and was lost with the ship.

Visitors to Comber can expect to enjoy excellent local cafes and restaurants and a fine selection of smaller antique, gift and other local shops and services.



They can also experience:


The Andrews – Titanic Audio Trail
The storey of the town’s famous Andrews family, including Thomas Andrews Jnr, Chief Designer of the Titanic.

Download the audio trail at: or, if you have a smart phone with a scanning app, by scanning the code on the map available from Ards Tourism – see link below.

walking The Comber Walking Guide
Around 10 of the town’s most interesting buildings and places. The walking guide booklet is available from Ards Tourism – see link below.
greenway Cycling on the Comber Greenway
along the old Railway line to and from Belfast
market Comber Farmers Market
Held on the first Thursday of each month adjacent to the square in St. Marys Church car park. Recently described by Belfast Telegraph as one of the best markets in Northern Ireland

Other annual Fairs include the Comber Potato Fest held in June and the Fair in the Square held in November


In the miles of rolling countryside around Comber there are many other attractions close at hand including:

strangford-lough Strangford Lough and the Island Hill causeway to Rough Island
See the largest concentration of Brent Geese in the UK
scrabo Scrabo Hill and Tower
Explore woodland walks and old sandstone quarries
castleespie Castle Espie  A WWT Wetlands and Wildlife Centre  
See the largest collection of native   and exotic  water birds in Ireland  
mountstewart Mount Stewart House
and famous gardens owned by the National Trust
Img_0005 Nendrum Monastic Site at Mahee Island
Set up by St.Machaoi in the 5th Century and with links to St. Patrick