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Sea & Stone Stories

Journey into the unexpected

To a land shaped by sea and stone.

In a world made smaller by tourism, where surprise is no longer on the agenda, how we travellers yearn for the unexpected.

No more crowds inching their way through the same old attractions, driving on over-travelled roads to places whose character has been dulled by endless visits, to be welcomed by people who have seen it all before.

It doesn’t have to be like that.

Editorials
Editorials

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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Family Fun
Whitehead | Shaped by Sea and Stone

Glenarm Castle

Glenarm Castle

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.

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Castles
Glenarm | Shaped by Sea and Stone

Carnlough Bay Boat Tours

Carnlough Bay Boat Tours

Meet Davy Smyth, a third generation fisherman in the quaint village of Carnlough, nestled between the rolling hills of the Glens of Antrim and the sea.

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Boat Tours
Carnlough | Shaped by Sea and Stone

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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Coastal Walks
The Gobbins | 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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Forging Game of Thrones
Hot Milk Forge | Shaped by Sea and Stone

The Londonderry Arms

The Londonderry Arms

Pull up a chair and have a chat with Raymond Hunt in the Londonderry Arms' Arkle Whiskey Bar for tales of the Titanic, Winston Churchill, and a famous steeplechaser.

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Meet Raymond
The Londonderry Arms | Shaped by Sea and Stone

Steensons

Steensons

Steensons in Glenarm are makers of exquisite jewellery. You can browse their range of hand-crafted jewellery in their showroom, or enter their studio and watch their artists at work.

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Arts & Crafts
The Steensons | Shaped by Sea and Stone

A Taste of Tradition

A Taste of Tradition

'Toast the Coast' with Portia Woods and enjoy a taste of tradition on a fabulous foodie tour where you will enjoy some of the finest produce Northern Ireland and Mid & East Antrim has to offer.

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Food and Drink
A Taste of Tradition | 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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Meet Linda
Linda's Original | Shaped by Sea and Stone

Bushcraft at Carnfunnock Country Park

Bushcraft at Carnfunnock Country Park

Go back to basics of Paul Moore to learn bushcraft and wilderness living skills to match each season and embrace your inner Bear Grylls.

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Nature and Gardens
Bushcraft at Carnfunnock Country Park | 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 Itinerary | 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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Heritate | 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

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 Itinerary | Shaped by Sea and Stone
Town & Villages

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 Itinerary | Shaped by Sea and Stone
Game Of Thrones®

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