Banbridge hosts a variety of coffee shops, nightclubs, pubs and restaurants including our own function room which hosts a variety of famous country stars.

Details on various tourist spots and attractions can be collected from our reception and local press.

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Situated in the luscious Co. Down countryside Bannville House Hotel has excellent links to a wide range of attractions and places of significant interest for any would be tourist.

Golf

Banbridge Golf Club offers you the opportunity to have an enjoyable day’s golf as a visitor with a warm welcome guaranteed. It’s excellent facilities include a challenging 18 hole course, well stocked pro shop, superb clubhouse, restaurant and driving range.

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Situated on the Huntley Road Banbridge it is approximately 1 – 2 miles from the Bannville House Hotel and cater’s for the novice golfer to budding professionals.

Angling

The District of Banbridge, in the beautiful County Down Drumlin landscape, is bordered to the west by the Newry Canal and to the east by the tranquil Dromara Hills. In the north lies the growing Cathedral town of Dromore and the River Lagan with the magnificent Mourne Mountains stretching out in the south.

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The region is bisected by one of the most famous of Northern Ireland fishing waters – the Upper River Bann – a waterway which provides rich fishing grounds for the prospective angler. In tact the entire region with its rivers and numerous lakes contains some of the best angling resources the province has to offer.

Sparsely populated, there is little chance of overcrowding, thereby increasing the chance of making a good catch of the many varied species of fish including pike, rudd, perch, bream, roach, rainbow trout and brown trout.

Leisure Centre

Situated in the centre of Banbridge the leisure centre offers a wide range of activities and facilities, these include a full size swimming pool with water slides, sauna and steam room, full size outdoor astro turf football / hockey pitch, indoor 5 a side pitch, squash courts and a state of the art fitness suite.

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The Leisure centre also caters for children in a big way by offering many schemes and special discounts for children allowing kids to have an excellent day out.

Featured in the Leisure centre is a fully refurbished and state of the art fitness suite offering a wide range of exercise equipment and machines.

Bronte Homeland

The Bronte Homeland D Patrick Bronte, father of the famous literary sisters Charlotte, Anne and Emily, was born in Banbridge District in 1777. The Bronte Interpretative Centre is located at Drumballyroney Church and Schoolhouse. This is where Patrick taught as a young man, and where he later returned to preach after being ordained.

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Here visitors can learn more about the life and work of this fascinating man and his family. The centre also marks the start of the Brontë Homeland Drive, a 10 mile scenic drive which takes in a peaceful picnic site at Knockiveagh, Alice McClory’s Cottage (his mother’s home) and Patrick’s birthplace and memorial.