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  • Larne Museum & Arts Centre
    Attractions | Larne

    Housed in the historic former Carnegie Free Library building, Larne Museum and Arts Centre boasts permanent and temporary exhibitions reflecting the agricultural, industrial, military and maritime history of the area.

  • Jacobean Knot Garden
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

    Home of Sir Arthur Chichester this delightful recreated Knot Garden is located close ot the Town Wall at Joymount.

  • Knockagh Monument
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

    County Antrim War Memorial erected and dedicated to the fallen from the County of Antrim who fell during the Great World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945), dramatically overlooking Belfast Lough and surrounding countryside.

  • Bannside Craft Shop, Bethlehem Abbey
    Attractions | Ballymena

    Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey is a Cistercian monastery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1948 and currently numbers 20 monks. The monks live a secluded, contemplative life in which prayer holds a central position.

  • Saint Nicholas' Church, Carrickfergus
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

    Established in 1182 by the Anglo Norman, John de Courcy, St Nicholas' has many historic features including a medieval porch, the Chichester memorial to Lord Donegall, a skew aisle, wonderful stained glass and a leper window.

  • Carrickfergus Castle Visitor Information Centre
    Shopping | Visitor Information | Attractions | Carrickfergus

    We offer a full range of services, including free maps and information leaflets, bus and rail times.

  • Glenarm Castle
    Attractions | Glenarm

    With its own special place in local history, Glenarm Castle is a true national treasure. One of Ireland's oldest estates, and home to the Earls of Antrim, Glenarm Castle is a 'must see' destination and one of N.Ireland's top tourist attractions.

  • Flame Gasworks
    Attractions | 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.

  • Carnfunnock Country Park
    Attractions | Larne

    Packed full of fun family activities and attractions, Carnfunnock Country Park offers over 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, way-marked walks and spectacular coastline, with panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel.

  • Portglenone Forest
    Attractions | Portglenone

    Portglenone Forest continues a history of tree cover on this site established since records began. As such, the 26 hectare main area contains extensive colonies of ancient woodland flower species.

  • Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers Centre
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

    Located less than a mile from the Town Centre, off the Larne Road, the Andrew Jackson Cottage is a traditional thatched Ulster –Scots farmhouse built in 1750s.

  • Following Seas
    Activities | Carrickfergus

    Depart Carrickfergus & enjoy sailing a modern, luxury yacht; be as active or leisurely as you want. Harness wind power to get close to nature, discover hidden talents, work as a team or choose to just relax and enjoy the coastal scenery.

Broughshane Waterfowl Park

Broughshane Waterfowl Park
Attractions | Broughshane

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
Attractions | Larne

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.

The Gobbins

The Gobbins
Attractions | Islandmagee

On the thrilling Gobbins Experience, nature isn’t content to just sit back and be admired. It completely engulfs you: from the all-enveloping Irish Sea winds and the dolphins dancing off the coastline.

Ballymena's People’s Park

Ballymena's People’s Park
Attractions | Ballymena

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.

Olderfleet Castle

Olderfleet Castle
Attractions | Larne

The ruins of Olderfleet Castle stand on the Curran Point facing Larne Lough. It is suggested that it was built by a Scottish family called Bissett of Glenarm circa 1250, others say it was built by the Vikings some 300 years earlier.

Kilcoan Gardens

Kilcoan Gardens
Attractions | Larne

The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee, with beautiful views over Larne Lough and include a cottage garden, orchard, vegetable area and herb garden.

  • Broughshane Waterfowl Park
    Attractions | Broughshane

    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
    Attractions | Larne

    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.

  • The Gobbins
    Attractions | Islandmagee

    On the thrilling Gobbins Experience, nature isn’t content to just sit back and be admired. It completely engulfs you: from the all-enveloping Irish Sea winds and the dolphins dancing off the coastline.

  • Ballymena's People’s Park
    Attractions | Ballymena

    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.

  • Olderfleet Castle
    Attractions | Larne

    The ruins of Olderfleet Castle stand on the Curran Point facing Larne Lough. It is suggested that it was built by a Scottish family called Bissett of Glenarm circa 1250, others say it was built by the Vikings some 300 years earlier.

  • Kilcoan Gardens
    Attractions | Larne

    The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee, with beautiful views over Larne Lough and include a cottage garden, orchard, vegetable area and herb garden.