The Windmill is definitely one to get on your list as it looks amazing. The best recommendations here:
- The massive Church in Millisle - Abbey Villa Football Club stadium - The Windmill at Ballycopeland and the information kiosk with it
- The cool lagoon and pool here in Millisle - The main beach in the village of Millisle - The Church representing the patron saint of Ireland
- The Presbyterian Religious building in the village - A building which houses a jail type college for the people in Northern Ireland - The First & Last local public house
- Millisle Borstal (former young offender's home)
- 12th July Lodges go from the main Orange Hall in Millisle
- A place where they tried to build a runway but it was never finished
- The wee farm area on the Road by Woburn
- A coffee shop which doubles up as a place selling pottery
Two thousand and three hundred people live in Millisle
Places to Stay:
- A really awesome park where you can put up a tent, campervan or even a caravan
- A massive house known locally as the "Pinecroft"
- Ocean water drifting in
- Another camping zone near the village or settlement of Ballywhiskin
Head to the "First & Last" public house for a local beer and a bite
Our Favourite Restaurant: McClements Fish and Chips
For coffee, tea and handmake crafts - pottery, crockery etc. head to "Eden Pottery"
A little bit of unusual information about Millisle:
- Some people of Jewish origin once came here as protection during the wars
- Despite the political situation in Northern Ireland, Millisle is attracting less sectarian graffiti than other prominent towns and villages in the province.
Moving from one place to another:
- Millisle bus services are operated by Translink and connect to larger settlements nearby such as Bangor, Newtownards and Belfast (7, 7B, 9, 9B, 10A, 10B, 10C all stop on Millisle Main Street, some stop on Woburn Road).
People that are well known from the Millisle region:
- Gordon Budget
- Dave Boy McSweeney
This website will continue to provide spur of the moment and expert tips for any backpackers to the Millisle or Northern Ireland region. Stay online for more top tips.
This idea for Backpacking in Northern Ireland was decided as a plan way back in 2013 and finally launched in 2014 by local Bangor lad Jonny Blair. Also on the project are Lyndsay Scott, Abbi Morrison and Allan Wilson, all true experts in the Northern Ireland field.
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