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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carrickfergus Castle Visitor Information Centre
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

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

  • Slemish Mountain
    Attractions | Broughshane

    Slemish Mountain is about 1,500 feet above sea level and is located close to Broughshane in County Antrim. It is the legendary home of Saint Patrick and is actually the central core of an extinct volcano. Hike to the top and enjoy fantastic views!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    The Mid-Antrim Museum, offers a fascinating experience for all the family. The museum boasts two large state of the art exhibition galleries.

  • Carrickfergus Castle
    Attractions | 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.

  • Dalriada Legends
    Activities | Glenarm

    ​Dalriada Legends, a brand new group of professional storytellers and musicians are keeping this storytelling tradition alive, collecting and reworking the old stories to bring to new audiences from near and far...

  • Murder Mystery Nights at Whitehead Railway Museum
    Activities | Whitehead

    Unravel the threads of a murder mystery at Whitehead Railway Museum

  • Jewellery Making Workshops: Creating a Memory
    Activities | Islandmagee | Crafting

    Create your own beautiful piece of jewellery to take home with you.

    You’ll find Gobbins Crafts in the scenic setting of Islandmagee, a place shaped by sea and stone, in County Antrim. Here they offer workshops in jewellery-making. They have recently been granted much coveted Économusée status, joining an elite global network of artisans who open their doors to visitors, sharing the story of their journey, their knowledge, their skill and their passion.

Gracehill Moravian Village

Gracehill Moravian Village
Attractions | 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.

Carrickfergus Marine Gardens & Promenade

Carrickfergus Marine Gardens & Promenade
Attractions | Carrickfergus

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.

The People’s Park

The 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.

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.

Glenarm Castle

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 Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions.

Carrickfergus Museum

Carrickfergus Museum
Attractions | 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.

  • Gracehill Moravian Village
    Attractions | 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.

  • Carrickfergus Marine Gardens & Promenade
    Attractions | Carrickfergus

    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.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions.

  • Carrickfergus Museum
    Attractions | 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.