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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers Centre
    Attraction | 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.

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.