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  • the braid
    Ballymena | Shopping | Visitor Information

    Open all year. Wheelchair access. Provides a first class information service for visitors to Northern Ireland and local residents. Services available at this office include: free information on the local area- tourist attractions, where to eat, events, free information on holidays throughout Northern Ireland...

  • Walk
    Activities | Tours and Itineraries | Walking

    Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Antrim's hills and glens by taking a guided walk with WalkAntrimHills.com. Walks can also be organised for other areas such as the Mournes, Sperrins or Donegal. If you would prefer the freedom of self-guided walking, we can provide help with planning and transport.

  • Mid-Antrim Museum and Arts Centre at The Braid
    Attraction | Ballymena | Experience

    The Mid-Antrim Museum offers a fascinating experience for all the family. The museum boasts two large state of the art exhibition galleries. In the history gallery the story of the mid-Antrim area and its people is presented in a thoroughly contemporary way.

  • Flame Gasworks
    Attraction | Carrickfergus

    Carrickfergus boasts Ireland's sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of the only 3 left in Great Britain and Ireland. Opened in 1855, it supplied Carrickfergus with gas made from coal for over 100 years. Gas was produced until 1967 and the works closed in 1987. The site has been fully restored by Carrickfergus Gasworks Preservation Society and is now open as a visitor and educational attraction.

  • Dining at the Londonderry Arms Hotel
    Carnlough | Food and Drink

    This traditional Georgian hotel in Carnlough, located midway between Belfast and The Giant’s Causeway, offers elegant dining in the Frances Anne and Tapestry Room restaurant or casual dining in the cosy Coach House Bistro and Arkle Bar.

  • Historical Research Associates
    Activities | Carrickfergus

    Established in 1984 we provide a prompt personal and professional research service for those wishing to trace their family history- researching for a study project – media production or publication – birth family research.

  • The Rinkha
    Islandmagee | Shopping

    Calling in for an ice cream at The Rinkha is a must for anyone exploring the scenic treasures of Islandmagee, The Gobbins and the Causeway Coastal route. Delicious homemade ice cream since 1921!

  • Roots Revealed
    Activities | Ballymena | Tours and Itineraries

    Based in County Antrim, Roots Revealed specialises in ancestral research within the nine Counties of Ulster, i.e. Northern Ireland plus Counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan, although work can be undertaken throughout the island of Ireland.

  • Gracehill Moravian Village - Museum & Walking Tours
    Attraction | Experience | Gracehill

    Discover Northern Ireland's first Conservation area, Gracehill, an award winning Georgian village near Ballymena with its own dedicated museum and fascinating Moravian settlement.

  • Kilcreggan Urban Farm
    Activities | Attraction | Carrickfergus | Family Fun

    LOur Urban Farm and Garden Centre at Kilcreggan Homes is a free popular attraction to local families and visitors. Visitors can handle and feed a variety of animals, enjoy our picnic areas, explore the bug hut and play area and relax in our café.

  • Garron Point
    Activities | Carnlough | Walking

    Garron Point is an outstanding headland on the Causeway Coastal Route offering magnificent views. You can park your car nearby and have a picnic or go on a short walk to the coastline to watch locals sea fishing or view nearby Scotland.

  • Larne's Jurassic Coastline - Waterloo Bay
    Attraction | Larne

    Explore Waterloo Bay in Larne, the most accessible locality for fossil hunting and geological interest anywhere on the island of Ireland.

Broughshane Waterfowl Park

Broughshane Waterfowl Park
Attraction | Broughshane | Family Fun

Special waterfowl pond and woodland in Broughshane, run by volunteers with lots of wildlife and outdoor fun for all the family. It's quite unique, being one of only two places in the world where all seven species of swan can be found.

Larne Town Parks

Larne Town Parks
Attraction | Family Fun | Larne | Walking

Town Park and Chaine Park are delightful parks located on the Causeway Coastal route in Larne offering dramatic coastal views out to Scotland, pleasurable walks, unique heritage features and entertainment for all the family.

Ballymena's People’s Park

Ballymena's People’s Park
Attraction | Ballymena | Family Fun | Walking

45-acre urban park in the heart of Ballymena with something to do for all the family - you can check out the lake full of ducks, modern playground, urban art, sports facilities, delightful flowers and onsite community initiatives.

Carrickfergus Marine Gardens & Promenade

Carrickfergus Marine Gardens & Promenade
Attraction | Carrickfergus | Family Fun | Walking

Beautiful parkland on the waterfront of Carrickfergus within sight of the Castle featuring a maritime themed children's playground, special memorial area, gardens and picnic area.

World of Wonder

World of Wonder
Carrickfergus | Family Fun

One of Northern Ireland's biggest and most modern indoor play centres located in Carrickfergus, giving you all the space you need for hours of family fun, whatever the weather.

Whitehead Golf Club Restaurant

Whitehead Golf Club Restaurant
Food and Drink | Whitehead

Situated on Muldersleigh Hill, on the outskirts of Whitehead, Whitehead Golf Club restaurant offers unrivalled views and a wide range of delicious dishes. Open to non-members.

  • Broughshane Waterfowl Park
    Attraction | Broughshane | Family Fun

    Special waterfowl pond and woodland in Broughshane, run by volunteers with lots of wildlife and outdoor fun for all the family. It's quite unique, being one of only two places in the world where all seven species of swan can be found.

  • Larne Town Parks
    Attraction | Family Fun | Larne | Walking

    Town Park and Chaine Park are delightful parks located on the Causeway Coastal route in Larne offering dramatic coastal views out to Scotland, pleasurable walks, unique heritage features and entertainment for all the family.

  • Ballymena's People’s Park
    Attraction | Ballymena | Family Fun | Walking

    45-acre urban park in the heart of Ballymena with something to do for all the family - you can check out the lake full of ducks, modern playground, urban art, sports facilities, delightful flowers and onsite community initiatives.

  • Carrickfergus Marine Gardens & Promenade
    Attraction | Carrickfergus | Family Fun | Walking

    Beautiful parkland on the waterfront of Carrickfergus within sight of the Castle featuring a maritime themed children's playground, special memorial area, gardens and picnic area.

  • World of Wonder
    Carrickfergus | Family Fun

    One of Northern Ireland's biggest and most modern indoor play centres located in Carrickfergus, giving you all the space you need for hours of family fun, whatever the weather.

  • Whitehead Golf Club Restaurant
    Food and Drink | Whitehead

    Situated on Muldersleigh Hill, on the outskirts of Whitehead, Whitehead Golf Club restaurant offers unrivalled views and a wide range of delicious dishes. Open to non-members.