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  • Ecos Centre Nature Park

    Ecos Nature Park is an oasis of wildlife, close to the heart of Ballymena town with 8 kilometres of flat footpaths leading visitors around 220 acres of parkland that includes maturing woodland, peaceful lake and ponds, grazed meadows and hay meadows.

  • The Glensway Tavern
    Martinstown | Food and Drink

    Located in the Glens of Antrim, the Glensway Tavern is an attractive 74 seater restaurant, lounge bar and traditional Irish bar with live music at the weekends and quality fresh produce on the menu, complemented by local beers and whiskeys.

  • The Secret Bookshelf
    Shopping | Carrickfergus

    Gift, collectible, bargain and kids’ bookstore hidden in the delightful Courtyard complex in Carrickfergus. Also selling book accessories, cards, gifts and prints. Writing classes and groups also supported. Regular author and shop events.

  • Twilight Coffee
    Carnlough | Food and Drink

    Independent coffee shop serving specialty coffee, teas and locally baked treats. Located directly across from the picturesque Carnlough Harbour, offering gorgeous views, comfy seats, and some of the best coffee in the Glens.

  • Millside Restaurant Gracehill
    Gracehill | Food and Drink

    Millside Restaurant is an award winning family run business in the historic village of Gracehill, providing an excellent range of menus including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also available are separate function and party menus for larger parties.

  • Slemish Market Garden
    Shopping | Food retailer | Ballymena

    Slemish Market Garden, located at Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena prides itself on using traditional methods to grow seasonal fruit, vegetables and cottage garden plants onsite. Fresh produce plus transplants and potted plants are available for sale.

  • Ability Cafe @ ECOS
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Ability Café is a Social Enterprise Café, located in the Ecos Park, Ballymena. Head along and enjoy a walk and nature at its best before enjoying some well deserved, tasty refreshments.

  • Slemish Farm Tours
    Guided Food Tours | Tours and Itineraries | Broughshane | Experience

    Discover our Ulster farming heritage in the Braid Valley, nestled near Slemish Mountain in County Antrim. Experience the smell of home baking on a farmhouse griddle, with the opportunity to watch or traditionally bake on a charming AGA stove.

  • Carmel’s Chocolate Creations
    Cookery Schools | Experience | Whitehead

    Carmel’s offers exclusive chocolatiering experiences, in the heart of the Victorian town of Whitehead on the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route with classes to suit all ages.

  • The Vintage Time Travellers
    Shopping | Whitehead

    Quirky and unique vintage shop stocking an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, collectibles & wonderfully nostalgic decorative items in the heart of the Victorian town of Whitehead, on the Causeway Coastal route.

  • Rae's Slemish Tours
    Guided Food Tours | Tours and Itineraries | Broughshane

    Rae’s Slemish Tours offers small group experiences to explore the Braid Valley countryside in County Antrim. These unforgettable tours take you off the beaten track to explore laneways and tracks unique to this idyllic landscape.

  • Fun Run of the Glens (FROG) 2020
    Events

    Fun Run of the Glens (FROG) is back for another year!

    Join hundreds of cyclists taking on the Glens in this fantastic annual event!

Ecos Centre Nature Park

Ecos Centre Nature Park

Ecos Nature Park is an oasis of wildlife, close to the heart of Ballymena town with 8 kilometres of flat footpaths leading visitors around 220 acres of parkland that includes maturing woodland, peaceful lake and ponds, grazed meadows and hay meadows.

The Glensway Tavern

The Glensway Tavern
Martinstown | Food and Drink

Located in the Glens of Antrim, the Glensway Tavern is an attractive 74 seater restaurant, lounge bar and traditional Irish bar with live music at the weekends and quality fresh produce on the menu, complemented by local beers and whiskeys.

The Secret Bookshelf

The Secret Bookshelf
Shopping | Carrickfergus

Gift, collectible, bargain and kids’ bookstore hidden in the delightful Courtyard complex in Carrickfergus. Also selling book accessories, cards, gifts and prints. Writing classes and groups also supported. Regular author and shop events.

Twilight Coffee

Twilight Coffee
Carnlough | Food and Drink

Independent coffee shop serving specialty coffee, teas and locally baked treats. Located directly across from the picturesque Carnlough Harbour, offering gorgeous views, comfy seats, and some of the best coffee in the Glens.

Millside Restaurant Gracehill

Millside Restaurant Gracehill
Gracehill | Food and Drink

Millside Restaurant is an award winning family run business in the historic village of Gracehill, providing an excellent range of menus including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also available are separate function and party menus for larger parties.

Slemish Market Garden

Slemish Market Garden
Shopping | Food retailer | Ballymena

Slemish Market Garden, located at Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena prides itself on using traditional methods to grow seasonal fruit, vegetables and cottage garden plants onsite. Fresh produce plus transplants and potted plants are available for sale.

  • Ecos Centre Nature Park

    Ecos Nature Park is an oasis of wildlife, close to the heart of Ballymena town with 8 kilometres of flat footpaths leading visitors around 220 acres of parkland that includes maturing woodland, peaceful lake and ponds, grazed meadows and hay meadows.

  • The Glensway Tavern
    Martinstown | Food and Drink

    Located in the Glens of Antrim, the Glensway Tavern is an attractive 74 seater restaurant, lounge bar and traditional Irish bar with live music at the weekends and quality fresh produce on the menu, complemented by local beers and whiskeys.

  • The Secret Bookshelf
    Shopping | Carrickfergus

    Gift, collectible, bargain and kids’ bookstore hidden in the delightful Courtyard complex in Carrickfergus. Also selling book accessories, cards, gifts and prints. Writing classes and groups also supported. Regular author and shop events.

  • Twilight Coffee
    Carnlough | Food and Drink

    Independent coffee shop serving specialty coffee, teas and locally baked treats. Located directly across from the picturesque Carnlough Harbour, offering gorgeous views, comfy seats, and some of the best coffee in the Glens.

  • Millside Restaurant Gracehill
    Gracehill | Food and Drink

    Millside Restaurant is an award winning family run business in the historic village of Gracehill, providing an excellent range of menus including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also available are separate function and party menus for larger parties.

  • Slemish Market Garden
    Shopping | Food retailer | Ballymena

    Slemish Market Garden, located at Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena prides itself on using traditional methods to grow seasonal fruit, vegetables and cottage garden plants onsite. Fresh produce plus transplants and potted plants are available for sale.