The most frequently asked questions asked by visitors to the Banbridge District are as follows:
Q1. Who should I contact if I want to find out about visiting the Banbridge District?
A1. You should contact the Banbridge Tourist Information Centre on 00 44 28 4062 3322, open from 10am-5pm. After 5pm please leave a message on the answering machine or alternatively email email@example.com This Centre will be available to answer all your questions and advise you on accommodation bookings, attractions and other useful services in the District.
Q2. What currency is accepted in the Banbridge District?
A2. Sterling is the main currency accepted within the Banbridge District.
Q3. Is it easy to travel to Northern Ireland?
A3. There are many direct air routes into Northern Ireland from Britain as well as some North American and European links.
Q4. What are the main public holidays in 2012?
A4. The main public holidays in Northern Ireland in 2012 include:
|New Years Day
||Battle of the Boyne
|Summer Bank Holiday
|Early May Bank Holiday
|Spring Bank Holiday
Q5. What are the normal postage charges?Q9. I will soon be touring the Banbridge District. Is there a road map available for this area?
A5. Standard sized postcards and letters sent within the UK and posted first-class require a 46p stamp, second class require a 36p stamp . Post sent to the Republic of Ireland and all other countries within the EU require a 66p stamp. Postage costs vary according to size and weight.
Q6. What public transport services are available to and from the District?
A6. The Banbridge District is serviced by an extensive road and bus transport system. The service number 238 Goldine Express departs regularly from Belfast Europa Bus Station to Newry stopping in Banbridge. Service number 200 Bus Eireann departs regularly from Busaras on Store Street Dublin to the Europa Bus Station Belfast, 24 hours a day. Contact the local Ulsterbus office on 028 4062 3633.
Q7. What is the dialling code for the Banbridge District?
A7. If you are dialling a number within the District, the code is 0044 28 followed by the local area code: 406
Q8. What are the most popular tourist attractions in the Banbridge District?
A8. The majority of tourists, particularly those who enjoy exploring interesting places, like to take in a tour of the BrontŽ Homeland when they visit Banbridge. Scarva Visitor Centre located on the banks of the Newry Canal Towpath is also a very popular destination for both locals and visitors. The Ferguson Irish Linen Centre operates a tour for visitors to show how its top quality linen is manufactured. Banbridge Golf Club with its challenging 18-hole course set in mature parklands is also among the top attractions for visitors. The F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio situated on the Newry Road Banbridge is one of the most popular attractions in the District and is dedicated to the memory of Banbridge-born sculptor Frederick Edward McWilliam, one of Irelandís most influential and successful artists. Frederick Edward McWilliam was born in Banbridge on the 30th April 1909. He died in London in 1992 and the executors of his estate donated the sculptorís studio and its contents to the town of his birth. The gallery, garden and studio houses the collection in a superb exhibition space which also hosts an exciting program of exhibitions throughout the year. It also contains the Banbridge Tourist Information, café and craft shop. Contact Banbridge Tourist Information Centre for further information on all of these tourist attractions.
A9. Yes. The Council has produced a road map for the District in conjunction with Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland. This map is available from the Banbridge Tourist Information Centre.
Q10. What is the average cost of accommodation?
A10. You can expect to pay from £25 per person in a B&B establishment and slightly more for Hotel accommodation. The area has a good variety of accommodation options to suit every budget.
Q11. How can I trace
my Family Tree?
A11. Banbridge Tourist Information Centre offers a Genealogical Research Service. This chargeable service is available Monday-Friday by appointment only.
Contact: Jason Diamond on 0044 (0) 28 4062 3322 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org