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  • Broughshane Waterfowl Park
    Attractions | Broughshane

    Special waterfowl pond and woodland in Broughshane, run by volunteers with lots of wildlife and outdoor fun for all the family. It's quite unique, being one of only two places in the world where all seven species of swan can be found.

  • Ballygally Beach
    Attractions | Ballygally and Cairncastle

    This award winning beach is located in Ballygally, 10km north of Larne town on the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route and is perfect for a short walk to blow the cobwebs away or to build sand castles with the kids or to even enjoy a quick swim!

  • Kilcoan Gardens
    Attractions | Larne

    The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee, with beautiful views over Larne Lough and include a cottage garden, orchard, vegetable area and herb garden.

  • The Gobbins
    Attractions | Islandmagee

    On the thrilling Gobbins Experience, nature isn’t content to just sit back and be admired. It completely engulfs you: from the all-enveloping Irish Sea winds and the dolphins dancing off the coastline.

  • Ballymena's People’s Park
    Attractions | Ballymena

    45-acre urban park in the heart of Ballymena with something to do for all the family - you can check out the lake full of ducks, modern playground, urban art, sports facilities, delightful flowers and onsite community initiatives.

  • Olderfleet Castle
    Attractions | Larne

    The ruins of Olderfleet Castle stand on the Curran Point facing Larne Lough. It is suggested that it was built by a Scottish family called Bissett of Glenarm circa 1250, others say it was built by the Vikings some 300 years earlier.

  • Garron Point
    Attractions | Carnlough

    Garron Point is an outstanding headland on the Causeway Coastal Route offering magnificent views. You can park your car nearby and have a picnic or go on a short walk to the coastline to watch locals sea fishing or view nearby Scotland.

  • Kilcreggan Urban Farm
    Shopping | Attractions | Carrickfergus | Family Fun

    LOur Urban Farm and Garden Centre at Kilcreggan Homes is a free popular attraction to local families and visitors. Visitors can handle and feed a variety of animals, enjoy our picnic areas, explore the bug hut and play area and relax in our café.

  • Gracehill Moravian Village - Museum & Walking Tours
    Attractions | Gracehill

    Discover Northern Ireland's first Conservation area, Gracehill, an award winning Georgian village near Ballymena with its own dedicated museum and fascinating Moravian settlement.

  • The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall
    Attractions | Carnlough

    Learn all about the development of Carnlough through the centuries, including its unique industrial heritage, by visiting the Heritage Hub in Carnlough Town Hall before going on an energetic walk to Cranny Falls via Carnlough Harbour.

  • Carnlough Harbour
    Attractions | Carnlough

    Carnlough's sheltered historic harbour, with small fishing boats, is the focal point of this picturesque village, located on the Causeway Coastal Route. It's a well known Game of Thrones® film location, recognisable as the Free City of Braavos Canal.

  • Larne's Jurassic Coastline - Waterloo Bay
    Attractions | Larne

    Explore Waterloo Bay in Larne, the most accessible locality for fossil hunting and geological interest anywhere on the island of Ireland.

Carrickfergus Museum

Carrickfergus Museum
Attractions | Carrickfergus

Local museum interpreting the long and distinguished history of the town and surrounding area, with artefacts of treasure excavated in Carrickfergus. There are multi-media and audio-visual presentations.

Carrickfergus Marine Gardens & Promenade

Carrickfergus Marine Gardens & Promenade
Attractions | Carrickfergus

Beautiful parkland on the waterfront of Carrickfergus within sight of the Castle featuring a maritime themed children's playground, special memorial area, gardens and picnic area.

Templecorran Church graveyard

Templecorran Church graveyard
Attractions | Carrickfergus

Discover magnificent views and Ulster Scots heritage in Templecorran graveyard, Ballycarry.

Steam Trains Ireland

Steam Trains Ireland
Attractions | Whitehead

The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts.

Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle
Attractions | Carrickfergus

For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Larne Town Parks

Larne Town Parks
Attractions | Larne

Town Park and Chaine Park are delightful parks located on the Causeway Coastal route in Larne offering dramatic coastal views out to Scotland, pleasurable walks, unique heritage features and entertainment for all the family.

  • Carrickfergus Museum
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

    Local museum interpreting the long and distinguished history of the town and surrounding area, with artefacts of treasure excavated in Carrickfergus. There are multi-media and audio-visual presentations.

  • Carrickfergus Marine Gardens & Promenade
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

    Beautiful parkland on the waterfront of Carrickfergus within sight of the Castle featuring a maritime themed children's playground, special memorial area, gardens and picnic area.

  • Templecorran Church graveyard
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

    Discover magnificent views and Ulster Scots heritage in Templecorran graveyard, Ballycarry.

  • Steam Trains Ireland
    Attractions | Whitehead

    The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts.

  • Carrickfergus Castle
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

    For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

  • Larne Town Parks
    Attractions | Larne

    Town Park and Chaine Park are delightful parks located on the Causeway Coastal route in Larne offering dramatic coastal views out to Scotland, pleasurable walks, unique heritage features and entertainment for all the family.