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  • Browns Bay
    Islandmagee | Walking

    Browns Bay has been awarded the Rural Seaside Beach Award.

  • Slemish Mountain
    Ballymena | Walking
    Slemish Mountain, the legendary first known Irish home of Saint Patrick, is located close to Broughshane in Co. Antrim.
  • The Whitecliff Inn
    Whitehead
    A traditional pub and popular modern music venue in the coastal town of Whitehead, offering a welcoming and friendly visitor experience, located near the entrance to Whitehead Train Station, allowing easy travel from Belfast and Larne.
  • The Marine Bar
    Whitehead
    A hidden cosy pub, located near the Whitehead promenade and train station on the Causeway Coastal route, offering a welcoming and friendly visitor experience with regular live music.
  • The Gobbins Cafe
    Coffee Shops | Islandmagee

    Set in the heart of Islandmagee and within the world class Gobbins Visitor Centre, this modern café serves tasty, locally sourced dishes, selected from a specially themed menu. You'll deserve a treat if you've just explored the Gobbins Cliff path!

  • Lighthouse Yarns
    Crafting | Shopping | Whitehead

    Located in delightful Whitehead, on the Causeway Coastal route, you'll find an emporium of woolly loveliness at Lighthouse Yarns with designer yarns, notions and inspirational patterns for every occasion, as well as textile supplies and crafts.

  • Swifts Forge
    Crafting | Experience | Islandmagee

    Swifts Forge in Islandmagee offers a range of blacksmithing classes to create something special, with different courses running from 2 hour evening classes to full day classes. Imagine making your own knife, garden items or even fire accessories!

  • Bowcrafty
    Crafting | Experience

    BowCrafty near Martinstown offers fun and educational two day classes in the art of bow making - through traditional techniques you can learn the skills required to craft your very own bow.

  • Midtown Makers Studio Craft Workshops
    Ballymena | Crafting

    Midtown Makers Studio and Shop, is one of Northern Ireland's foremost handmade craft and gift shops, located on Church Street in Ballymena offering regular crafting experiences and workshops with skilled local crafters.

  • Midtown Makers Studio and Shop
    Ballymena | Shopping

    Midtown Makers Studio and Shop, is one of Northern Ireland's foremost handmade craft and gift shops, located on Church Street in Ballymena with over 70 individual artists and craft makers selling their unique and often bespoke products.

  • The Front Page Bar
    Ballymena | Entertainment

    A “traditional-meets-modern” award winning and innovative pub in the centre of Ballymena, which offers a friendly welcome and has established itself as a popular drinks and entertainment venue with celebrities, locals and visitors of all ages.

  • The Nest
    Broughshane | Shopping

    A unique, welcoming, quirky and independent interior and giftware emporium located in the listed Old Police Station within the multi award winning village of Broughshane.

The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall

The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall
Attraction | Carnlough
Learn all about the development of Carnlough through the centuries, including its unique industrial heritage, by visiting the Heritage Hub in Carnlough Town Hall before going on an energetic walk to Cranny Falls via Carnlough Harbour.

Carnlough Harbour

Carnlough Harbour
Attraction | Carnlough | Game of Thrones

Carnlough's sheltered historic harbour, with small fishing boats, is the focal point of this picturesque village, located on the Causeway Coastal Route. It's a well known Game of Thrones® film location, recognisable as the Free City of Braavos Canal.

Whitehead Railway Museum

Whitehead Railway Museum
Attraction | Whitehead

The new Whitehead Railway Museum will take visitors on a journey through time, see our large stock fully restored heritage Irish railway steam and diesel locomotives, vintage carriages coupled with state of the art interactive touch displays.

Glenarm Visitor Information Point

Glenarm Visitor Information Point
Glenarm | Shopping | Visitor Information

A full range of visitor information throughout Northern Ireland is available, with an emphasis on Glenarm heritage and the architectural, industrial, Christian, archaeological, maritime and natural heritage of the area and its visitor activities.

The Gobbins

The Gobbins
Activities | Attraction | Islandmagee

The Gobbins is a unique coastal experience at Islandmagee, on the first part of the Causeway Coastal Route as you journey north from Belfast.

Kilcoan Gardens

Kilcoan Gardens
Attraction | Crafting | Experience | Gardens | Islandmagee

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.

  • The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall
    Attraction | Carnlough
    Learn all about the development of Carnlough through the centuries, including its unique industrial heritage, by visiting the Heritage Hub in Carnlough Town Hall before going on an energetic walk to Cranny Falls via Carnlough Harbour.
  • Carnlough Harbour
    Attraction | Carnlough | Game of Thrones

    Carnlough's sheltered historic harbour, with small fishing boats, is the focal point of this picturesque village, located on the Causeway Coastal Route. It's a well known Game of Thrones® film location, recognisable as the Free City of Braavos Canal.

  • Whitehead Railway Museum
    Attraction | Whitehead

    The new Whitehead Railway Museum will take visitors on a journey through time, see our large stock fully restored heritage Irish railway steam and diesel locomotives, vintage carriages coupled with state of the art interactive touch displays.

  • Glenarm Visitor Information Point
    Glenarm | Shopping | Visitor Information

    A full range of visitor information throughout Northern Ireland is available, with an emphasis on Glenarm heritage and the architectural, industrial, Christian, archaeological, maritime and natural heritage of the area and its visitor activities.

  • The Gobbins
    Activities | Attraction | Islandmagee

    The Gobbins is a unique coastal experience at Islandmagee, on the first part of the Causeway Coastal Route as you journey north from Belfast.

  • Kilcoan Gardens
    Attraction | Crafting | Experience | Gardens | Islandmagee

    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.