Cockle Row Cottages

3 star Historic Attraction

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Take a step back in time with a visit to Cockle Row Cottages in Groomsport. The cottages illustrate life for a fisherman and his family at the turn of the last century. Also houses a seasonal tourist information centre and shop. Open daily June, July and August. Summer programme of events, please call for full details.


These lovingly restored fisherman’s cottages will also host a variety of free weekend family entertainment from 31st March to 1st September. Children will have the opportunity to join in on a range of activities including face painting, children’s crafts, balloon modelling and much more every weekend from 2 - 4pm, whilst adults can enjoy live music, craft fairs and Ulster-Scots music and dance in July and August in Association with the Ulster-Scots Agency.  

Cockle Row Cottages open 11am - 5pm weekends April and May and daily from June to September.  Free weekend family entertainment from 2 - 4pm beginning 31st March to 1st September.


NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

Opening times:

Open weekends only during April and May from 10.30am - 4.30pm
Open daily during June, July and August from 10.30am - 4.30pm

Open for Easter and Halloween Fun Day


No admission charge

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Bangor Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Located off Main Street, Groomsport
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Contact Details

The Harbour
Main Street
BT19 6JR

Tel: (028) 9127 0069
Fax: (028) 9127 4466