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