An Exploration of Flavour
Let’s explore the culinary landscape of Mid & East Antrim and follow the trail of one of Ireland’s Top Ten Foodie Destinations of 2019.
There’s something satisfying about eating dinner in a building once owned by Sir Winston Churchill and indulging in afternoon tea in a historic castle.
Then there’s the thrill of watching traditional Irish meals being prepared right before your eyes. But the true experience is in the tasting. The enjoyment of savouring the first bite of a Rinkha ice cream and tasting the distinct flavours of a craft ale that has just been brewed.
This is an exploration of flavour not to be missed! Join us for two days of moreish morsels and delicious dining experiences with this handy itinerary.
- Sample some of Northern Ireland’s tastiest ice cream at the Rinkha.
- Learn to cook like the Irish from the masters at Bellahill Cookery School.
- Visit Glenarm’s historic castle and enjoy an afternoon tea with a twist.
If you were to visit all the stops on this itinerary, you’d be driving for a total of:
- Day One: 1-Hour
- Day Two: 1-Hour
Londonderry Arms & The Arkle Whiskey Bar
Stay the night
After a jam packed day of exploring it’s time to relax at the Londonderry Arms Hotel.
Steeped in history, the hotel was once owned by none other than Sir Winston Churchill.
You can even see the deeds of his ownership hanging on the wall!
Try some of the local produce on offer in the restaurant, or a special whiskey experience and settle in for the night.
Allow 2 hours
Start your day the Irish way with breakfast at the Londonderry Arms. To start, you must try the O’Neill’s legendary wheaten bread. Baked fresh every morning from 70-year-old recipe, it’s a taste of traditional Irish cuisine. Fueled for the day, we will take a leisurely stroll to Carnlough’s Victorian Harbour. You may recognise the picturesque setting from Season 6, Episode 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones®.
From one scenic location to another, we’ll walk along the signposted trails of Gortin Quarry.
Medieval conflicts of the Glens and Causeway Coast, giving way to an 18th-century elegance that transformed this achingly beautiful site into one of the treasures of Northern Ireland.
Don’t just stay. Experience
Lighthouse keepers’ houses, 19th-century follies and haunted hotels. It’s only natural that this unique part of the world has some unique places to stay.
Set amidst woodland on the banks of the plunging River Maine, Galgorm, 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.