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  • Jacobean Knot Garden
    Carrickfergus | Gardens

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

  • Steam Trains Ireland
    Attraction | Whitehead
    The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts.
  • Larne Museum & Arts Centre
    Attraction | 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.
  • Glenarm Castle
    Attraction | Glenarm
    There has been a castle at Glenarm since the days of John Bisset, who was expelled from Scotland in 1242 for murdering a rival during a tournament. Family seat of the Earls of Antrim, the orginal castle is still standing at Dunluce near Portrush.
  • Carrickfergus Museum
    Attraction | Carrickfergus

    Local museum interpreting the long and distinguished history of the town and surrounding area, with artefacts of treasure excavated in Carrickfergus. There are multi-media and audio-visual presentations.

  • Arthur Cottage and Interpretative Centre
    Attraction | Food Demonstrations | Galgorm & Cullybackey

    Arthur Cottage, Cullybackey, is the Ancestral Home of the 21st President of the USA Chester Alan Arthur.

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

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

  • King William Statue
    Attraction | Carrickfergus

    Situated overlooking the harbour, the life size bronze statue was commissioned to mark the Tercentenary of his landing in Carrickfergus on 14th June 1690.

  • Saint Nicholas' Church, Carrickfergus
    Attraction | 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.

  • Portglenone Forest
    Attraction | Portglenone | Walking

    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.

  • Carnfunnock Country Park
    Activities | Ballygally and Cairncastle | Family Fun | Gardens

    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.

  • Carrickfergus Castle
    Attraction | Carrickfergus

    For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Historical Research Associates

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

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

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

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

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

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.

  • 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.