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Shaped by
Sea & Stone

Coast

Zig-zag along a spectacular coastal route, blasted from cliffs that edge against the shifting seas letting the genuineness of people you meet along the way leave memories that will last a lifetime.

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Heritage

Experience somewhere old anew. Places off the beaten track, where stunningly beautiful landscapes sing of the past and magical happenings, leading you to a history you can almost touch.

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Wellbeing

Wonder at a thunderous waterfall in an ancient forest, wander through an 18th century walled garden or wallow in a hot tub by an icy river after your hot stone massage in one of Europe's top spas.

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Hospitality

To truly appreciate a place and know its people, you have to taste their culture. We know you’ll appreciate the quality and variety that put us in Ireland's Top Ten Foodie Destinations of 2018!

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Towns & Villages

Authentic towns and villages welcome you around every corner with fantastic tales and trails from love boats to hotel ghosts, from steam trains to automobiles and absolutely everything in between.

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Game of Thrones

With such cinematic beauty; ancient castles, spectacular mountains, rolling valleys, towering cliffs and quaint harbours it’s no wonder HBO chose Mid & East Antrim for so many Game of Thrones® scenes.

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A Land Shaped by
Sea & Stone

Explore a country shaped by elemental forces over aeons. Immerse yourself in a culture shaped by millennia of history. Plan your escape to Mid & East Antrim to discover a coast, a heritage, a life shaped by sea and stone.

Things to See & Do
Editorials
Editorials

The Gobbins

The Gobbins

George McGrand has been guiding people over a spectacular sea cliff walk that clings to this epic coast since it was reimagined in 2015.

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Coast
The Gobbins | Shaped by Sea and Stone

Whitehead Railway Museum

Whitehead Railway Museum

It's true that many visitors talk about the smell of the smoke and memories it brings back but thanks to Thomas the Tank Engine and Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express you’d be amazed at the number of kids that love it here.

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Heritage
Whitehead Railway Museum | Shaped by Sea and Stone

Galgorm Resort & Spa

Galgorm Resort & Spa

Set amidst woodland on the banks of the plunging River Maine, Galgorm Resort & Spa, is a part of our heritage, part of our natural world, but just on a higher plane of indulgence! This internationally renowned spa hotel welcomes guests to wander its 163 acres, relax in wood-fired hot tubs overlooking the river or in tranquil garden settings. 

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Wellbeing
Galgorm Resort & Spa | Shaped by Sea and Stone

Linda's Original

Linda's Original

Everything I produce is handmade and using the best local ingredients I can find. It’s so important to keep that tradition alive and it’s something visitors to this area love.

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Hospitality
Linda's Original | Shaped by Sea and Stone

St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church

Built by Ulster Anglo-Norman conqueror John de Courcy in the late 12th century, it seems every invasion or change of power or tumultuous local event has left its imprint here.

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Town & Villages
 St Nicolas Church | Shaped by Sea and Stone

The Hot Milk Forge

The Hot Milk Forge

Eamonn Higgins is reviving the ancient craft of blacksmithing amidst the unspoilt beauty of Glenravel. Join him to take up your own anvil, forge and hammer to craft traditional blades or a longbow straight out of Game of Thrones.

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Game Of Thrones®
Hot Milk Forge | Shaped by Sea and Stone
Itineraries

Plan Your Trip

Make the most of your stay in Mid & East Antrim by selecting from one of our itineraries. Each one caters to a different interest, a different mood, and ensures you experience the very best in the region.

Coast Itinerary

The Causeway Coastal Route that twists and turns along the ancient County Antrim coastline is quite simply a journey unlike any other.

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Coast | Shaped by Sea and Stone
Coast

Heritage Itinerary

This land has a story to tell - A historic tale passed down through generations, through artefacts and ruins, through folklore and ancient writings, where etchings of the past reveal a deeper understanding.

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Heritage | Shaped by Sea and Stone
Heritage

Wellbeing Itinerary

From atop Slemish Mountain, the vast sky stretches away into the far distance - Patchwork fields, divided by dry stone walls, and the grasslands of the Shillanavogy Valley are burnished gold by the sun.

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Wellbeing | Shaped by Sea and Stone
Wellbeing

Game of Thrones® Itinerary

The makers of HBO’s Game of Thrones® wanted to find an ancient landscape new to the rest of the world - dramatic cliffs that give way to beautiful valleys, medieval castles towering over picturesque stone harbours.

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Game of Thrones | Shaped by Sea and Stone
Game Of Thrones®

Hospitality Itinerary

Let’s explore the culinary landscape of Mid and East Antrim and follow the trail of one of Ireland’s Top Ten Foodie Destinations of 2018.

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Hospitality | Shaped by Sea and Stone
Hospitality

Towns & Villages Itinerary

To truly appreciate the splendour of Mid & East Antrim, you must walk its towns and villages - These are places that have grown up from the rolling valleys of the Glens, nourished by the ebb and flow of the sea. 

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Towns & Villages | Shaped by Sea and Stone
Town & Villages

48-Hour Itinerary

The idyllic area of Mid & East Antrim was not built in a day, over thousands of years, the land started to take shape - with the collision of the rough Irish Sea on the soft grassy verges and the power of mother nature, the land started to flourish.

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48-Hour Itinerary | Shaped by Sea and Stone
48 Hours