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  • 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.

  • Olderfleet Castle
    Attraction | 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.

  • Larne Promenade
    Attraction | Larne | Walking

    Enjoy a lovely walk along a one mile long stretch of Promenade running from Larne Leisure Centre, parallel with the Causeway Coastal route. Pass by Waterloo Bay, view lots of bird life and dramatic scenery or walk to Town Parks and the Coast Road.

  • Chaine Memorial Tower
    Attraction | Larne

    This special memorial tower stands tall on the western side of Larne Lough, at the entrance to Larne harbour greeting visitors arriving by sea. It's an accurate replica of an Irish Round Tower and is known affectionately by locals as 'The Pencil.'

  • Bannside Craft Shop, Bethlehem Abbey
    Portglenone | Shopping

    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.

  • Knockagh Monument
    Attraction | 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.

  • 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.

  • Gardens | Glenarm | Attraction | Coffee Shops

    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.

  • 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.

Ecos Centre Nature Park

Ecos Centre Nature Park
Walking | Attraction | Ballymena

Ecos Nature Park is an oasis of wildlife, close to the heart of Ballymena town with 8 kilometres of flat footpaths leading visitors around 220 acres of parkland that includes maturing woodland, peaceful lake and ponds, grazed meadows and hay meadows.

The Glensway Tavern

The Glensway Tavern
Martinstown | Food and Drink

Located in the Glens of Antrim, the Glensway Tavern is an attractive 74 seater restaurant, lounge bar and traditional Irish bar with live music at the weekends and quality fresh produce on the menu, complemented by local beers and whiskeys.

The Secret Bookshelf

The Secret Bookshelf
Shopping | Carrickfergus

Gift, collectible, bargain and kids’ bookstore hidden in the delightful Courtyard complex in Carrickfergus. Also selling book accessories, cards, gifts and prints. Writing classes and groups also supported. Regular author and shop events.

Twilight Coffee

Twilight Coffee
Carnlough | Food and Drink

Independent coffee shop serving specialty coffee, teas and locally baked treats. Located directly across from the picturesque Carnlough Harbour, offering gorgeous views, comfy seats, and some of the best coffee in the Glens.

Millside Restaurant Gracehill

Millside Restaurant Gracehill
Gracehill | Food and Drink

Millside Restaurant is an award winning family run business in the historic village of Gracehill, providing an excellent range of menus including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also available are separate function and party menus for larger parties.

Slemish Market Garden

Slemish Market Garden
Shopping | Food retailer | Ballymena

Slemish Market Garden, located at Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena prides itself on using traditional methods to grow seasonal fruit, vegetables and cottage garden plants onsite. Fresh produce plus transplants and potted plants are available for sale.

  • Ecos Centre Nature Park
    Walking | Attraction | Ballymena

    Ecos Nature Park is an oasis of wildlife, close to the heart of Ballymena town with 8 kilometres of flat footpaths leading visitors around 220 acres of parkland that includes maturing woodland, peaceful lake and ponds, grazed meadows and hay meadows.

  • The Glensway Tavern
    Martinstown | Food and Drink

    Located in the Glens of Antrim, the Glensway Tavern is an attractive 74 seater restaurant, lounge bar and traditional Irish bar with live music at the weekends and quality fresh produce on the menu, complemented by local beers and whiskeys.

  • The Secret Bookshelf
    Shopping | Carrickfergus

    Gift, collectible, bargain and kids’ bookstore hidden in the delightful Courtyard complex in Carrickfergus. Also selling book accessories, cards, gifts and prints. Writing classes and groups also supported. Regular author and shop events.

  • Twilight Coffee
    Carnlough | Food and Drink

    Independent coffee shop serving specialty coffee, teas and locally baked treats. Located directly across from the picturesque Carnlough Harbour, offering gorgeous views, comfy seats, and some of the best coffee in the Glens.

  • Millside Restaurant Gracehill
    Gracehill | Food and Drink

    Millside Restaurant is an award winning family run business in the historic village of Gracehill, providing an excellent range of menus including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also available are separate function and party menus for larger parties.

  • Slemish Market Garden
    Shopping | Food retailer | Ballymena

    Slemish Market Garden, located at Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena prides itself on using traditional methods to grow seasonal fruit, vegetables and cottage garden plants onsite. Fresh produce plus transplants and potted plants are available for sale.