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  • Castles & Stones Day Tour
    Tours and Itineraries

    Discover our unique history, myths and personality on a day spent exploring unforgettable places in the company of local people. See it all through our eyes as a local storyteller recounts the legends that grew from this place and shaped its people.

  • Thieves & Steel Day Tour
    Islandmagee | Tours and Itineraries | Carrickfergus | Whitehead

    As you travel, our storytellers will delight you with tales of fairies, giants and local folklore. This tour combines ethereal myths and legends with the power of castles, engines and steel walkways. It’s Ireland as you’ve never seen it before.

  • Causeway Fisher Fishing Trips
    Activities | Carnlough | Experience

    Hop aboard the Causeway Fisher and enjoy a 3 hour fishing trip out of Carnlough or Glenarm (subject to tidal and weather conditions) and enjoy spectacular views of the Causeway Coast.

  • Halfway House
    Broughshane | Carnlough | Food and Drink

    Historic country pub and restaurant located halfway between Ballymena and Carnlough at the foot of impressive Slemish Mountain, offering a friendly welcome to the weary traveller and locals alike serving great food and drink!

  • The Coffee Doc
    Larne | Food and Drink

    The Coffee Doc in Larne, set on the Causeway Coastal route, offers a 'prescription for a better day' with it's medical themed decoration throughout and lots of tasty meals and treats, including an allergy friendly menu.

  • Carriages Bistro
    Larne | Food and Drink

    Carriages in Larne is a family run, fully-licensed restaurant offering traditional Irish and Italian cuisine with steak, pizza and seafood specialities. As for the name, you'll see original train seats, windows and carriage booths!

  • Bentra Grill
    Food and Drink | Whitehead

    The Bentra Grill on the outskirts of Whitehead, has a fully licensed grill bar menu using only the finest local produce and offering an enjoyable dining experience. It's ideally located on the Causeway Coastal route and near The Gobbins.

  • Take Thyme Delicatessen
    Shopping | Carrickfergus | Food and Drink

    Take Thyme is a delightful delicatessen set in the unique Courtyard complex in Carrickfergus, retailing fresh produce alongside tasty bites and lunchtime specials, with opportunities to eat alfresco.

  • Coastal Coffee
    Food and Drink | Whitehead

    Coastal Coffee is a friendly café based near the railway station in Whitehead and renowned for their range of delicious breakfasts, served all day, speciality teas and coffees, traybakes and a tasty selection of hot and cold dishes.

  • Chocoa Couture Chocolate House and Bistro
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Northern Ireland's first premium chocolate and dessert boutique bistro, located in Ballymena offering handmade chocolates, luxury desserts and hot food.

  • The Prom Café
    Larne | Food and Drink

    The Prom Café, located in Larne beside a delightful promenade walk and Jurassic coastline, offers exceptional coastal views and delicious food including afternoon tea.

  • Castello Italia
    Carrickfergus | Food and Drink

    Italian restaurant, coffee shop and gelato emporium in Carrickfergus, ideally positioned on the Causeway Coastal route, with stunning views over Belfast Lough and an easy walk to Carrickfergus Castle.

Gatto's Ristorante

Gatto's Ristorante
Ballymena | Food and Drink

Gatto’s is a family run business in Ballymena town centre, inspired by their Italian family heritage, to create delicious food including the pasta and pizza doughs, all made in-house from traditional family recipes for that authentic taste.

Rococo

Rococo
Ballymena | Food and Drink

Fantastic family owned restaurant, in the heart of Ballymena town centre, offering a great selection of food, wine, beers and cocktails.

Monroe’s Restaurant

Monroe’s Restaurant
Ballymena | Food and Drink

Monroe’s is a locally owned family restaurant located in the IMC Cinema complex in Ballymena, offering a casual dining experience for all, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in its large socially safe restaurant and outdoor seating area.

Ballygally Beach

Ballygally Beach
Walking | Attraction | Ballygally and Cairncastle

This award winning beach is located in Ballygally, 10km north of Larne town on the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route and is perfect for a short walk to blow the cobwebs away or to build sand castles with the kids or to even enjoy a quick swim!

Whitehead Sea & Food Tour

Kayak in Whitehead and see Blackhead Path
Activities | Experience | Whitehead

Experience Whitehead and the Blackhead Lighthouse and path from the sea as you kayak along one of the world’s most famous coasts then finish your sea journey with a delicious meal at the award winning Lighthouse Bistro.

River Bann tours with Abhainn Cruises

River Bann cruise
Portglenone | Tours and Itineraries | Activities

This scenic river cruise from Toome to Portglenone commences at the lock-keepers cottage on Toome canal and stops at the delightful Wild Duck Inn in Portglenone.  Great for sight-seeing, a family day out, adventurers, photographers, historians, video producers and even team building. 

 

  • Gatto's Ristorante
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Gatto’s is a family run business in Ballymena town centre, inspired by their Italian family heritage, to create delicious food including the pasta and pizza doughs, all made in-house from traditional family recipes for that authentic taste.

  • Rococo
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Fantastic family owned restaurant, in the heart of Ballymena town centre, offering a great selection of food, wine, beers and cocktails.

  • Monroe’s Restaurant
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Monroe’s is a locally owned family restaurant located in the IMC Cinema complex in Ballymena, offering a casual dining experience for all, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in its large socially safe restaurant and outdoor seating area.

  • Ballygally Beach
    Walking | Attraction | Ballygally and Cairncastle

    This award winning beach is located in Ballygally, 10km north of Larne town on the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route and is perfect for a short walk to blow the cobwebs away or to build sand castles with the kids or to even enjoy a quick swim!

  • Kayak in Whitehead and see Blackhead Path
    Activities | Experience | Whitehead

    Experience Whitehead and the Blackhead Lighthouse and path from the sea as you kayak along one of the world’s most famous coasts then finish your sea journey with a delicious meal at the award winning Lighthouse Bistro.

  • River Bann cruise
    Portglenone | Tours and Itineraries | Activities

    This scenic river cruise from Toome to Portglenone commences at the lock-keepers cottage on Toome canal and stops at the delightful Wild Duck Inn in Portglenone.  Great for sight-seeing, a family day out, adventurers, photographers, historians, video producers and even team building.