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The Ards Peninsula

The Ards Peninsula with it's mild climate and fertile land has been inhabited from prehistoric times. Stone Age men, Celts, Normans and Scots have left marks on the landscape to record their presence.The commanding heights of Scrabo Hill to the north west of Newtownards have long provided attractive sites for human habitation. Bronze Age axe heads have been found there.