is about half a mile long. It was built in 1902
and in its heyday was more popular than the Giant's Causeway, but the attraction
- with 15 bridges and a path carved into the cliffside - fell into disrepair
after World War II. It is hoped both the new visitors centre and the cliff
face path will be completed and open to visitors by May 2014.
Tulip Festival in Glenarm Castle
July 2014 Dalriada Festival
Week - Culture Glenarm Castle
End July – beginning August 2014 to be confirmed - Carnlough Festival week which includes Art Exhibition
- Craft Fair
in walled garden Glenarm Castle
PLACES TO SEE: The world famous Giants Causeway with its array of hexagonal basalt columns
and tales of ancient Irish giants, and 'Old
Bushmills' distillery are just two
attractions which are a must for every itinerary. The
Giant's Causeway is a world heritage site and Old Bushmills is the world's
oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
The dramatic Antrim Coast Road starting at Larne is dotted with romantically
beautiful stretches of golden sand.
Just 45 minutes by boat from Ballycastle is the intriguing, L-shaped
Rathlin Island with its 175 different species of birds.
This is where you can thrill to the ping of a well-struck tee-shot on miles of
fabulous fairway at over 30 golf courses including the world famous Royal
Portrush. A number of
golf courses offer reduced green fees for our residents. This is a region catering for all activities, whatever your choice
- sea fishing, fresh water fishing
in the lakes and salmon fishing on the rivers, sailing, diving, golf, horse riding, cycling or walking it's all here.
Many areas are suitable for walking however the Ulster Way provides miles of tracks for keen
ramblers and hill walkers.
- Description: Family entertainment centre. The North Antrim Coast, Turbo
Tours - motion simulation thrill-ride, Earthquest - interactive nature trail,
Tumble Town - adventure play centre. Viewing tower, shops, cafe. Wheelchair
access, except tower.
GLENARIFF FOREST PARK
- Description: Spectacular glen walk with three waterfalls. Scenic path and
trails to mountain viewpoints. Visitor centre. Shop, restaurant. Wheelchair
access. Picnic and Barbecue areas,Tea House, Way-marked Trails, Horse riding routes, Disabled Facilities.
OSSIAN’S GRAVE Location : Off A2, 3 miles south of Cushenden. Signposted, carpark after
half a mile.
Description: A Neolithic court grave & Megalithic tomb on slopes of
Tievebulliagh mountain. The warrior-bard Ossian was the son of the legendary
Finn McCool. A cairn nearby commemorates John Hewitt, the 20th century Ulster
Remains of a Celtic monastic settlement. Off Steeple Rd, Antrim. Description: Antrim Round Tower was built in the 9th century or early
10th century and is one of the finest of its kind in Ireland. It is 28 metres
tall and may have served as a bell tower but it also protected the monks and
their treasures during times of trouble.
CASTLE: - Description: One of Irelands finest Medieval castles. Construction began
in 1180 by John de Courcy, conqueror of East Ulster and remained garrisoned
Guided tour, information boards and models well as an audio visual display.
Shop, cafe and wheelchair access throughout the grounds. Last admission 30
minutes before closing time.
LAYDE OLD PARK:
Phone: (028) 20762225
Description: Located one mile from Cushendall are the delightful ruins
of a 13th century Franciscan foundation. Chief burial place of the MacDonnells
after Bonamargy which has been built at least three times and served as a parish
church from 1306 to the end of the 18th century. Fine stones in the graveyard
include a cross in memory of Doctor James MacDonnell, pioneer in the use of
chloroform for surgical operations. Free access to the site all year round.
LARNE ROUND TOWER:
At the entrance to the seaport, looking exactly like one of Ireland's
medieval monastic towers, it is 92ft high and built of granite.
A 13th century ruin where stone age flint implements may still be found Larne
on the Curran Point.
Close to Broughshane this scenic mountain reflects the seasons splendidly
(autumnal heathers snow capped in the winter, lush green in spring/summer) small
enclosed exhibition centre on local geography history and folklore regarding
Saint Patrick. Open all year round.