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  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Ability Cafe @ ECOS

Ability Cafe @ ECOS
Ballymena | Food and Drink

Ability Café is a Social Enterprise Café, located in the Ecos Park, Ballymena. Head along and enjoy a walk and nature at its best before enjoying some well deserved, tasty refreshments.

Slemish Farm Tours

Slemish Farm Tours
Guided Food Tours | Tours and Itineraries | Broughshane | Experience

Discover our Ulster farming heritage in the Braid Valley, nestled near Slemish Mountain in County Antrim. Experience the smell of home baking on a farmhouse griddle, with the opportunity to watch or traditionally bake on a charming AGA stove.

Carmel’s Chocolate Creations

Carmel’s Chocolate Creations
Cookery Schools | Experience | Whitehead

Carmel’s offers exclusive chocolatiering experiences, in the heart of the Victorian town of Whitehead on the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route with classes to suit all ages.

  • 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.

  • Ability Cafe @ ECOS
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Ability Café is a Social Enterprise Café, located in the Ecos Park, Ballymena. Head along and enjoy a walk and nature at its best before enjoying some well deserved, tasty refreshments.

  • Slemish Farm Tours
    Guided Food Tours | Tours and Itineraries | Broughshane | Experience

    Discover our Ulster farming heritage in the Braid Valley, nestled near Slemish Mountain in County Antrim. Experience the smell of home baking on a farmhouse griddle, with the opportunity to watch or traditionally bake on a charming AGA stove.

  • Carmel’s Chocolate Creations
    Cookery Schools | Experience | Whitehead

    Carmel’s offers exclusive chocolatiering experiences, in the heart of the Victorian town of Whitehead on the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route with classes to suit all ages.