Explore Comber


Comber is the perfect stop for coffee or a meal. Take time to discover handcrafted glass art, linen raincoat collections or be tempted to purchase other unique quality crafts.

Comber has strong connections to the Titanic story –Thomas Andrew, the ship’s chief designer, was born here. In 1914, the ‘Thomas Andrews Jnr Shipbuilder, Memorial Hall’ was built in his memory and now constitutes an integral part of Andrews Memorial Primary School.

Comber’s hero general, Robert Rollo Gillespie who fought in the armies of King George 3rd, keeps a watchful eye from the top of an impressive 55ft column in the Towns’ attractive square.  


Andrews Titanic Audio Trail

Download to explore the Town and hear about Andrew’s influence on its industrial and social heritage.



The Comber Walking Guide

Self guided Walking Tour – Explore Comber in 1 hour – approx. 1.5 miles, around 10 of the town’s most interesting buildings and places. The walking guide booklet is available from Ards Tourist Information Centre. 

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Comber Farmers Market

Are you passionate about speciality food produce? Visit the artisan food 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.


Fair in the Square

Potato Fest 1Other annual Fairs include the Comber Potato Festival held in June and the Fair in the Square held in November.


Castle Espie A WWT Wetlands and Wildlife Centre
Situated just outside Comber and is home to almost all the worlds population of Brent Geese during the winter months. See also the largest collection of native and exotic water birds in Ireland. Take the family to feed the ducks.



Cycling on the Comber Greenway
Cycle or enjoy a walk, all the way from Comber to the heart of East Belfast, along the old Belfast to Comber railway line.


Island Hill Causeway Island Hill and Strangford Lough
Accessible at low tide, the walk around Rough Island provides magnificent views of Strangford Lough and is an excellent viewpoint for bird watching.
Img_0005 Nendrum Monastery
Explore Northern Irelands best example of a pre-Norman monastic enclosure. It is thought to have links with St Patrick.

See also the site of the worlds earliest known Tide Mill built in 619.



Mount Stewart House and Gardens, National Trust
Take a tour or admire the exceptional gardens of the ancestral home of the Londonderry family.