Comber is another plantation town that owes its development to the Industrial Revolution. Flour milling and distilling developed in the 19th century but the towns oldest industry is the spinning mill dating back to 1863 and regarded as one of the best examples of its kind in Northern Ireland. Famous names abound here such as the Andrews family who own the mill have held high office in Northern Ireland since it was founded in 1922, and Major General Sir Robert Rollo Gillespie, whose statue stands in thesquare distinguished himself in a spectacular attack on a hill fort in the Himalayas. Comber has a relatively dry climate with a high sunshine average, making it ideal for arable farming and giving it the reputation of being, the Garden of Ulster.

 Activities in Comber

Bike Rental
Bicycle Hire Old Schoolhouse Inn

Bird Watching
Wildlife And Wetlands Trust Conservation Centre
Island Reagh
Island Hill
Birdwatch Morning
Castle Espie To Caerlaverock Fieldtrip
Brent Watches

Clay Pigeon Shooting
Hollow Farm Shooting Grounds

Department Stores
Comber Interiors

Equestrian Centres
Millbridge Riding School
Rockfield Equestrian Centre

Game Fishing
Fishing Permits Angling And Country Pursuits

Leisure Centres And Gyms
Comber Leisure Centre Conference Facilities

Pitch And Put
Bowling Greens And Putting Greens Enler Recreation Hall

Pottery And Craft Centres
Discovery Glass

Sea Fishing
Comber Angling And Country Pursuits

Walking Tours Guided
Winter Nature Ramble


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