Belfast Telegraph

Tall ships to grace Bangor event

Not one but two spectacular ships will be arriving in Bangor next month as part of a celebration of modes of transport.

North Down Borough Council has announced the vessels will be there on June 7-8 as part of its Seashore Festival – Ships, Planes, Trains & Automobiles Event.

The ships – The Mercedes and The Golden Lion – will be moored alongside The Eisenhower Pier and will be open to the public on both days.

And if you fancy sailing the high seas on a tall ship, there will also be opportunities for hour-long evening sailings. Tickets cost £10 and are available at Bangor Tourist Information Centre and North Down Museum or online at www.northdown.gov.uk/bookings. The Golden Lion, a 70 metre, three-masted ship was built in 1937. The Mercedes is a 50 metre, twin-masted vessel.

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