Information Antrim Ireland


Welcome To Antrim!

Located in the most north-eastern part of Ireland, is home to one of the great wonders of the natural world.
The lunar landscape of the Giant's Causeway, lurking below the gaunt sea wall where the land ends, must have struck wonder into the hearts of the ancient Irish. The Causeway is a geological freak, caused by volcanic eruptions, and cooling lava.
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Antrim Northern Ireland

County Antrim is the most famous of the counties of Northern Ireland – most probably because of the Giant’s Causeway. The A2 to the north of Belfast is the road to take in order to appreciate the full beauty of the Antrim coastline. This road was designed by Belfast’s chief architect Sir Charles Lanyon in 1834 in what could be described as a New Deal type project to provide labour for the destitute. Although a drive along the Antrim coastline is something to behold, be sure to check out Carrickfergus while you make your journey. As if its Norman castle wasn’t’ enough, other highlights include the Church of St Nicholas in the town centre. A visit to the Andrew Jackson Centre to the north of the town is also worth a visit for US History buffs. The US President’s parents emigrated from the town before his birth, and although the house itself was not occupied by them, it contains a collection of memorabilia related to the seventh president of the United States. Island Magee Peninsula, meanwhile, will be appreciated by bird watchers due to the tidal inlet that almost traps Lough Larne from the sea. It is also a favourite spot for boaters. Belfast is located in County Antrim and County Down. Because the seat of government in Northern Ireland is situated there, you’ll find some interesting historical places in and around the city. Belfast City Hall was home to the Northern Ireland parliament in the 1920s, and there are free guided tours of the building where you’ll learn that it went overbudget in its construction, among other trivia. The area around Belfast City Hall known as the Golden Mile is great for night life, with a plethora of restaurants and bars. Also in the city centre – for the more studious tourist – is the Linen Hall Library. Belfast is also home to the shipyard where the Titanic was constructed, and as such has its own Titanic Quarter.
General information Antrim

County Antrim is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in Ireland’s north-east. Antrim is adjoined to the north-east shore of the beautiful Lough Neagh.

The Glens of Antrim offer tranquil rugged landscapes, the Giant's Causeway is a unique landscape and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bushmills produces legendary whiskey, and Portrush is a popular seaside resort and night-life area.

Most of Northern Ireland’s capital city, Belfast, is in County Antrim, with the remainder being in County Down. Belfast has its own international airport and plenty of attractions to keep you busy.

Accommodation in Antrim

Antrim provides you with a wealth of accommodation options to suit your requirement and your budget. Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses are all available.

Hotels in Antrim

Antrim has a wide range of hotels serving hotel, countryside and the coast. Whether you are planning a night out in Belfast or a trip to the Giant’s Causeway, there is a hotel within a short distance waiting to welcome you.

Bed & Breakfast in Antrim

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Antrim provides you with a comfortable stay along with deliciously cooked breakfast at an affordable price. B&B in Antrim includes names such as Avarest House in Portrush and Citi Lodge in Belfast City.

Antrim Restaurants

Antrim restaurants range from the high-class international cuisine of Belfast to the timelessly charming cafés of Portrush. Popular restaurants in Antrim include Aldens in Belfast City, Blackstone Bar & Restaurant in Ballymena and Balmoral Hotel in Dunmurry.

Shopping in Antrim

Antrim provides shopping sprees with an enjoyable experience with a variety of shopping districts and centres in Belfast including Castle Court and the Victoria Centre.

Antrim Car Rental

Car rentals in Antrim facilitate cars on rent for a pre-defined period and according to budget. Rental locations include Antrim Car Hire, Ballymena Car Hire, Belfast Car Hire, Belfast Airport Car Hire, Portrush Car Hire and Larne Car Hire.

Golf County Antrim

Antrim has many golf courses including Malone and Belvoir Park Golf Clubs in Belfast, Ballymena Golf Club and the renowned links course at Portrush in the north of the county.

Attractions Antrim Ireland

Broughshane - Tha Garden Village of Ulster - Broughshane

The village of Broughshane is world famous for its floral displays. The competitions the village has won include Ulster in Bloom ,Britain in Bloom, Europe in Bloom, Nations in Bloom

Carnlough - Carnlough

A relaxed fishing village at the foot of the famous Antrim Glens. This site contains a wealth of tourism information on the area

Cullybackey - Cullybackey

Cullybackey is the Ancestral Home of Chester Alan Arthur, 21st President of the United States of America.

Cushendall - Cushendall

On the main Coast Road the 'The Capital of the Glens' is at the foot of the Lurigethan Mountain. As a Conservation area it is steeped in history, an example of this is the perfectly preserved Turnley's nineteenth century Curfew Tower, the focal point of the village. Visit the Layde Graveyard which is said to be one of the oldest and most important historical sites in the Glens of Antrim. As a parish it dates back to before 1288. Further highligts on the Antrim coastline include the stunning Carrick-a-rede rope bridge which spans a gaping chasm between the coast and a small island and Dunluce Castle, famous for its history and breath-taking views. p And all this before you experience the Glens of Antrim!

Glenarm Forest Park - Glenarm

Glenarm Forest Park is an 800-acre nature preserve once part of the demesne of Glenarm Castle, but now dedicated for public use as a peaceful picnic sanctuary and woodland trail, maintained by the Ulster Wildlife Trust. Through a stone archway at the top of Altmore Street visitors can stroll along the riverbank under towering spruce trees, ancient oaks and sycamores following different pathways marked on the map at the car park. No matter what the season, a walk in Glenarm Forest offers views of the Castle, waterfalls, wild flowers, native plants, and a chorus of birdsong. Open during daylight hours only

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