We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Tower House 34 Quay Street, Bangor BT20 5ED, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9127 0069

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 11 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Good place for a tourist-info office

The tower house is now the tourist information office in Bangor, which seems very apt. Local leaflets are in the main part of the building, and attractions in the rest of the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Stirling, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 11: English reviews
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
248 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The tower house is now the tourist information office in Bangor, which seems very apt. Local leaflets are in the main part of the building, and attractions in the rest of the province are displayed in the tower. The history of the tower is displayed outside. The staff inside are very helpful.

Thank DavidC856
Level Contributor
219 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Tower House was originally Bangor's Custom House. It was built in 1637 by Sir James Hamilton, the area's Scottish Landlord. The building was added to the "List of Buildings of Special Interest" in 1979 and is now protected by the DOE. It now functions as Bangor's Tourist Information Centre; it's staff proved to be very helpful - and an... More 

1 Thank Robert W
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Great information centre with very enthusiastic and helpful woman The range of information is very useful and she advised us on many local areas

1 Thank Deb G
Donaghadee, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

One of Bangors landmarks and historical points. Good restaurants nearby and the Marina is opposite. Get a photograph.

1 Thank Recoupniltd R
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
160 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Great historical attraction beautifully maintained with helpful staff and a wonderful location with great views

1 Thank E1209AWjohn
Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
257 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is another original building sitting at the sea front and now houses the Tourist Information Centre - provides loads of information on local events along with quite an extensive offering of locally made gifts - staff are really helpful regarding the local area

1 Thank coffeetime93
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Didn't get to see much of this building. The little tourist info and sho inside was quaint and staffed with some friendly Bangorians.,

1 Thank Chris W
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

It's a building that jump into ur eyes. Combining old and new is interesting to watch. I didn't have time to go inside but only ly from outside is enjoyable

1 Thank Perseo D
Bangor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
414 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

I tried visiting Tower House which is Bangor's Tourist Information Centre but was disappointed to find it is closed on Sundays (except in July & August) so I unfortunately cannot comment on the information available inside. I can, however, comment on the fascinating exterior of the historic building which is situated on the corner of Quay Street & Victoria Road... More 

1 Thank Original T-Bird
Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Best place to find out all the interesting things on offer in and around Bangor, including opening times and the place to book tours and tickets for the theatre.

1 Thank MGdriver30

Travellers who viewed Tower House also viewed

Bangor, County Down
Bangor, County Down

Been to Tower House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tower House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?