On the Upper Bann river, is off the main Belfast to Dublin road. The wide main street is in three sections with an underpass in the middle: cut in 1834 to enable stage coaches to take the steep hill. The district's famous daughter, Helen Waddell, wrote that Banbridge had a skyline like a medieval town. In the square stands a delightful memorial: four polar bears gazing at Capt. Francis Crozier who died in the act of discovering the North-West Passage. The Newry-Portadown canal follows the road and railway between Poyntz Pass and Scarva. There is a pleasant walk along the wide towpath.
Getting To and Around Banbridge
For information on getting to and around Co. Down, see our Co. Down Transport Guide.
Bus to Banbridge
- Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
- Belfast (Europa Bus Centre) - Dublin (Busras)
- Dublin (Busras) - Belfast (Europa Bus Centre)