Experience the most dramatic coastal walk in Europe at The Gobbins. Paddle off into the sunset with Islandmagee SUP at Portmuck Harbour or explore a woolly emporium of loveliness at Lighthouse Yarns, Whitehead. Tread coastal paths across colourful promenades to Blackhead lighthouse, tottering on a cliff-edge. Take the kids back in time onboard a steam train at Whitehead Railway Museum. Or learn a new skill from an exciting creative community.
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Places to Dine
Sample the beautiful cuisine on offer in Northern Ireland’s garden
Having spent your days exploring the natural beauty of Whitehead and Islandmagee – whether cycling, walking, running or paddleboarding – you’re bound to have worked up an appetite. The area is filled with a range of delicious cafés, restaurants, bars and inns, including: The Gobbins Café; The Bank House; Platform 3 at Whitehead Railway Museum; The Rinkha; The Whistle Stop, Coastal Coffee or even The Whitecliff Inn.
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Places to rest
Treat yourself to a luxurious rest in one of the region’s many beautiful hideaways
After all that activity and good eating, you’re definitely going to want to find somewhere comfortable, hospitable and affordable to rest. Some examples of the stunning retreats on offer are Glendarragh B&B; Cloghfin Cottage; The Pink Cottage; Gobbins Cliff B&B; Blackhead Lightkeepers' Houses, The Beach Shack or the always-hospitable Altahammond House.