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Newtownards High Street Guide

Newtownards High Street, Co. Down, BT23 4JA

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Introduction

  • This guide covers the main shopping area of Newtownards High Street and Regents Street / Frances Street.
  • The route runs between the junction/roundabout of Fredrick Street, William Street and Church Street into Regents Street at its west end.
  • The route runs in a loop on Regents Street to Frances Street, Castle Place, High Street, Conway Square, High Street, Mill Street and then Gibsons Lane and the back into Regents Street.
  • The route is approximately 0.7 miles (1127m) and takes approximately 8-10 minutes to walk.
  • The shopping area is on both sides of the road.
  • Pathway surfaces are a mixture paving slabs, block paving and tarmac.
  • The pathways have some uneven sections, which include some raised manhole covers.
  • The road surfaces are tarmac, with dropped kerbs and tactile paving at most crossing points.
  • There are opportunities to sit and rest.

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • The A21 George Street is approximately 0.2 miles away via Castle Street and Portaferry Road.
  • The route runs through the main shopping area of Newtownards from the west to east through the town centre.
  • At the west end the route begins/ends where Frederick Street, Church Street and William Street meet.
  • At the east end the route begins/ends where Castle Street, High Street and Movilla Street meet.
  • Parking
  • There is on street Blue Badge and standard parking available on High Street, Castle Street, Francis Street and surrounding roads.
  • There are also several public car park available off High Street and Francis Street.
  • By Bus
  • There are several bus stops available along High Street and Francis Street.
  • The bus stops have direct services available to Bangor, Donadaghee, Ballywater, Belfast and Newtownards.
  • For more information on Translink please click here
  • By Train
  • Bangor Train Station is approximately 4.9 miles away in Abbey Street.
  • There is not step-free access to any of the platforms at this station.
  • There are direct train services available to Portadown, Newry, Lanyon Place and Belfast.
  • For more information on Translink please click here.

Junction - Frederick Street, William Street, Church Street and Regents Street

  • There is a crossing point over Frederick Street, a crossing point over William Street, Church Street and over Regents Street.
  • Photographs 1-15 show the crossings at this junction.
  • These crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbol.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is paved.

Church Street, Gibson Street via Regents Street

  • Photographs 1-5 show the side road crossings over the entrances to Newtownards Courthouse and into the rear of the Spirit of Merchant Public House.
  • The distance between the bollards is 110cm.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide, however they do narrow slightly in some areas as you pass some shops and entrances.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bins and signboards.
  • There are some on street Blue Badge and standard parking bays available in Regents Street.
  • This parking is free for 60 minutes, with no return within 1 hour.

Junction - Regents Street, Gibson Lane and Brewery Lane

  • There is a crossing point over Regents Street, Gibson Lane and Brewery Lane.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbol.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is a mixture of paving and block paving.
  • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show the pedestrian crossing next to Planet Bingo Ards on Regents Street.
  • Photographs 4, 5 and 6 show the pedestrian crossing over Regents Street next to Milk Init.
  • Photographs 7 and 8 show the pedestrian crossing over Gibson Lane.

Gibson Lane, Castle Place via Regents Street/Frances Street

  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bins, cashpoints and signboards.
  • These crossings have tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at the crossing along Regents Street and Frances Street.
  • There are some on street Blue Badge and standard parking bays available in Regents Street and Frances Street.
  • These standard parking bays are free for 60 minutes, with no return within 1 hour.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to the Newtownards Post Office and Ards Locksmith.
  • Photograph 16 shows the pedestrian crossing.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbols.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to Belvoir Estate Agents and The Jewel Box.
  • Photographs 20, 21 and 22 show the pedestrian crossing.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbols.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.

Junction - Prices Lane, Frances Street and Castle Place

  • There are several crossing points at this junction to cross Prices Lane, Frances Street and Castle Place.
  • All crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is tarmac.
  • Photograph 1 shows the crossing on Prices Lanes and Frances Street.
  • Photograph 2 and 3 shows the crossing on Frances Street and Castle Place.
  • Photographs 7, 8 and 9 show there is an easy uphill slope running between Frances Street and High Street on Castle Place.

Junction - Castle Place, High Street and Movilla Street

  • There are several crossing points at this junction to cross Castle Place, Movilla Street and High Street.
  • All the crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is paving.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing on Castle Place and High Street.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbols.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.
  • Photographs 2 and 3 show the pedestrian crossing.

Castle Place, Mill Street via High Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are paving slabs and block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide, however they do narrow slightly as you pass some shops and signs.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to the Danske Bank and GD1.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbols.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.
  • Photographs 8, 10, 11 and 12 show the pedestrian crossing.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, bins and signboards.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to Conway Square and Simon Brien Estate Agents.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and shows the green and red man symbols.
  • The push button is 85cm high.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.
  • Photographs 13, 14 and 15 show the pedestrian crossing.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, bins and signboards.
  • There are some standard parking bays available along the road.
  • Blue Badge holders must have badges on display.
  • These standard parking bays are free for 60 minutes, with no return within 1 hour.

Junction - Mills Street, Gibson Lane and John Street Lane

  • There is are several crossing points at this junction to cross Mill Street and John Street Lane.
  • All the crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides with the exception to the crossing over Gibson Lane and Mill Street.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is paved.
  • Photographs 3 and 4 show the crossing on John Street Lane.

Mills Street, Regents Street via Gibson Lane

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide, however they do narrow slightly as you pass some shops and signs.

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