Portaferry Tourism

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Portaferry (from Irish Port a' Pheire, meaning "landing place of the ferry") is a small town in County Down, Northern Ireland, at the southern end of the Ards Peninsula, near the Narrows at the entrance to Strangford Lough. It has an aquarium and is well known for the annual Galway Hookers Regatta. It hosts its own small Marina, the Portaferry Marina. A passenger/car ferry service operates daily at 15-minute intervals (8am to 11pm) between the villages of Portaferry and Strangford, less than a mile apart, conveying about 500,000 passengers per annum. It had a population of 2,514 people in the 2011 Census. Commercial fishing for clams and king prawns and the farming of oysters and mussels takes place within the confines of Strangford Lough. This is supplemented by the presence in Portaferry of the Marine Laboratory of the Queen's University of Belfast. There are fine Georgian buildings in the town square, including a Market House, now used as a community centre. Portaferry Lifeboat is an essential lifeline for local fishermen and yachtsmen. In 1987 a lifeboat house was built aided by money raised through the Belfast Newsletter's Lord Louis Mountbatten Appeal Fund. In 1994 a new Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat, also named 'Blue Peter V', replaced the Atlantic 21. (The Atlantic 75 is the fastest seagoing lifeboat in the RNLI's fleet and is capable of speeds up to 34 Knots.)

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Facts and Stats for Portaferry*

  • Pollution Statistics in Portaferry

    Know the pollution level of Portaferry before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.92 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.83 (Low)
  • Portaferry: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Portaferry for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Portaferry.

    • Burglary and Theft 44.77 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.12 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.7 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.98 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.02 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.98 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.3 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.26 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.05 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 47.62 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.14 (Moderate)
  • Living in Portaferry - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Portaferry is 171.71 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.25 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 89.45 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.21 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.29 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.38 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 65.6 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.91 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 86.75 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Portaferry

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Portaferry

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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