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Plan Your Trip

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Mid & East Antrim is less than an hour’s drive from Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, and just over two hours’ drive from Dublin. If you’re travelling from abroad, you can fly into Belfast International Airport. If you’re travelling in Britain, why not take the ferry from Liverpool or Cairnryan in Scotland?

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Where do you want to go?

Pick a region form the map or the list below to explore.

Places to Visit
  • Places to Visit
  • Ballymena
  • Larne
  • Carrickfergus
  • Portglenone
  • Carnlough
  • Whitehead
  • Greenisland
  • Kells
  • Cullybackey
  • Newtowncrommelin
  • Martinstown
  • Broughshane
  • Galgorm
  • Gracehill
  • Ahoghill
  • Glenarm
  • Ballygalley
  • Islandmagee
  • Ballycarry
  • Glenoe
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How to get here

By Air

Mid East Antrim is served by flights into the following airports:

Belfast International Airport
Belfast City Airport
Dublin International Airport
City of Derry Airport

Scheduled air services operate from nearly all major UK airports.

By Car

Belfast to Ballymena
Travel Time: 40 mins
Directions: From Belfast City, take the M2 north. Take exit 1 from M2 onto Lisnevenagh Rd (A26). Continue north on Lisnevenagh Road into Ballymena From Belfast City, take the M2 north.

Belfast to Carrickfergus
Travel Time: 30 mins
Directions: From Belfast City, take the M2 north keeping right at the fork to continue onto the M5, following signs for Whiteabbey / Carrickfergus. Continue through the town of Whiteabbey and At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A2. Continue northbound to the town to Carrickfergus.

Belfast to Larne
Travel Time: 30 mins
Directions: From Belfast City, take the M2 north. Take exit 4, and at the roundabout join the A8. Continue northbound on the A8 into Ballymena.

By Sea

Northern Ireland has first-class ferry connections with Scotland, England, and the Isle of Man. Travel coast-to-coast from Scotland in under an hour.

Cairnryan, Scotland – Larne
P&O Irish Sea
+44 (0)87 1664 6464

Stranraer, Scotland - Belfast
Stena Line
+44 (0) 8447 70 70 70

Douglas, Isle of Man - Belfast
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
+44 (0)87 2299 2992

Liverpool, England - Belfast
Stena Line
+44 (0) 8447 70 70 70

Visitor Information Services

Visitor information centres are located throughout the district for your convenience. You’ll find friendly, local people with loads of information on places to see and things to do, great eateries and cosy accommodation. Drop in and have a chat!

Visitor Information
Contact
Address
Mid & East Antrim Visitor Information Centre
The Braid Ballymena Town Hall,
1 - 29 Bridge Street
Ballymena
BT43 5EJ
Telephone 0300 124 5000