Newtownards is a pretty coastal town in County Down, Northern Ireland. One of the most beautiful places in Ireland, Newtownards is at the north of the Ards Peninsula and next to the wonderful Strangford Lough, famous for its awesome scenery and wonderful hospitality. Car hire in Newtownards enables convenient transport and enables you to reach even the most remote of the beautiful spots. For a full panorama of the town and Hollywood Hills, the 19th century turreted Scrabo Tower, set in Scrabo Country Park, provides amazing views. Only a short drive away, the mountains of Mourne run down to the sea. Also nearby is Ark Open Farm, featuring rare farmyard breeds, a petting zoo and pony rides. The capital city of Belfast and its famed Titanic quarter is only 11 miles from Newtownards.