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Ranked #1 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Scenic Drives
Owner description: The Causeway Coastal Route is a designated scenic tourist drive around the coast of Northern Ireland between the cities of... more » Owner description: The Causeway Coastal Route is a designated scenic tourist drive around the coast of Northern Ireland between the cities of Belfast and Londonderry. The route follows the coast and takes you to several major tourist attractions along the way including The Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, The Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and the Glens of Antrim. There are also nine scenic loop roads that run off the main Coastal Route. These are: Islandmagee, Slemish Mountain, Glenariff, Glendun, Torr Road, Glenshesk, Bann Valley, Binevenagh Mountain and the Roe Vally. One of these (Torr Scenic Road)is quite narrow so do be careful if your not used to our small roads, one tip is to pull in your wing mirrors on the Torr Road. « less
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Coast Road (Larne)
Ranked #2 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Scenic Drives
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World of Owls (Randalstown)
Ranked #3 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Zoos
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Escarmouche Paintball (Randalstown)
Ranked #4 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers; Other
Owner description: We are a small company of dedicated people, determined to provide you with the best Paintball day you have ever had! We... more » Owner description: We are a small company of dedicated people, determined to provide you with the best Paintball day you have ever had! We enthusiastically believe that Paintball is a very exciting and stimulating activity, that appeals to a very broad section of people. Arrive on site with an open and positive mind and be ready for a day, that we hope will be remembered for a very long time. It is a sport that demands strategy and discipline and above all, an open mind to truly enjoy a very different day out.We love Paintball...We hope you will love it too!Ignore all the stereotypes...Join the millions of people around the world and come find out why this game, is the fastest growing activity in the world! « less
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Ranked #5 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Antrim Castle Gardens site is an absolute gem and you will find nothing like these 400 year old gardens anywhere else. A... more » Owner description: The Antrim Castle Gardens site is an absolute gem and you will find nothing like these 400 year old gardens anywhere else. A recent £6m restoration project which received generous support from Heritage Lottery Fund has now preserved this historic site for generations to come. The Gardens are a unique living museum, with layer upon layer of design features and planting added over the centuries. Indeed, rarely is so much history preserved on one site. The many exceptional features include the ancient Motte, the Large Parterre, the Yew Tree Pond and the Pleasure Gardens. « less
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Giant's Causeway (Bushmills)
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Ranked #6 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Northern Ireland's most popular tourist destination: this large stretch of staircase-shaped rocks is the result of cooled... more » Owner description: Northern Ireland's most popular tourist destination: this large stretch of staircase-shaped rocks is the result of cooled lava from volcanic eruptions that took place over 65 million years ago. « less
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Ranked #7 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Whitehead Library (Whitehead)
Ranked #8 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Public Library. Whitehead Library Opening Hours: Monday: Closed on Monday, Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Wednesday: 10:00am -... more » Owner description: Public Library. Whitehead Library Opening Hours: Monday: Closed on Monday, Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday: Closed on Thursday, Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm « less
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Ballintoy Harbour (Ballintoy)
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Ranked #9 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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The Dark Hedges (Ballymoney)
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Ranked #10 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Scenic Drives
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Dunluce Castle (Portrush)
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$124* and up
Ranked #11 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Carnfunnock Country Park, near Larne, covers 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and... more » Owner description: Carnfunnock Country Park, near Larne, covers 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and spectacular coastline, with panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel.The walled garden with its unique sundials and wooden sculptures is open all year round along with a maritime themed outdoor adventure playground, golf driving range and academy, way-marked walks, orienteering course, geocaching, wildlife garden, public toilets and picnic sites. From March / April to October there are attractions to suit all ages: a maze in the shape of Northern Ireland, a family fun zone with miniature railway, bouncy castle, bungee run, remote control boats / trucks, bungee trampolines, WOW balls and 18 hole mini golf course; a children's activity centre with snack stop, face painting, outdoor games including putting,table tennis and draughts; a touring caravan park and camp site; 9 hole golf course; barbecue areas and a modern visitor centre with gift shop and coffee shop. « less
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Ranked #13 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #14 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Scenic Drives
An undeveloped, scenic stretch of road that passes along the nine Glens of Antrim.
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Ballycastle Beach (Ballycastle)
Ranked #15 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Beaches
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Dunluce Castle (Bushmills)
Ranked #16 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Castles; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Kinbane Castle (Ballycastle)
Ranked #17 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Museums
Owner description: Carrickfergus boasts Ireland's sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of only three left in the British Isles.It opened in... more » Owner description: Carrickfergus boasts Ireland's sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of only three left in the British Isles.It opened in 1855 and supplied the town with gas for over 100 years. It stopped making gas in 1967 and finally closed in 1987.It is now fully restored and open to the public.Come along and have a guided tour where you will see how gas was made from coal in Europe's largest surviving set of retorts. You'll also get a great view from the top of the gasholder! Marvel at how gas was used for light, heat and power. Our opening hours are May to Aug inc: Daily except Saturdays 2-5pm September: Monday to Friday 2-5pmWe can open at any time outside these hours for advanced bookings, which can be made either by email or telephone.A hidden gem in the heart of Carrickfergus illuminating town gas's unique role in the development of urban areas. « less
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Ranked #19 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Dog Tracks
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Carrickfergus Castle (Carrickfergus)
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Ranked #20 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Castles; Landmarks

Carrickfergus Castle is an historic fort that forms an imposing landmark on the shores of Belfast Lough. Over recent years the castle has become more visitor orientated and... more »

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Knockagh Monument (Carrickfergus)
Ranked #21 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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The Bank House (Whitehead)
Ranked #23 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Rathlin Island (Rathlin Island)
Ranked #24 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
Between Ballycastle and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland, Raithlin Island is eight miles long and barely one mile wide.
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Ranked #25 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Sentry Hill is a 19th century Victorian farmhouse in the Parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim. The contents of this historic... more » Owner description: Sentry Hill is a 19th century Victorian farmhouse in the Parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim. The contents of this historic house in Northern Ireland provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sentry Hill was the home of the McKinney family, who came to Ireland from Scotland in the early 1700s. Remarkably the contents of the house have survived almost intact. Family furniture, books, paintings, personal diaries, letters, photographs and souvenirs from trips abroad all help to tell the story of the McKinney's, recording life at Sentry Hill and its surrounding areas. Over the years many guests have been warmly received at Sentry Hill by the McKinney family. The last of the family may now be gone but their welcome remains and the door is now open for you. The venue is a popular place to see in Co Antrim, especially during European Heritage Open Days. You can dander down the path through the sheltering trees and step inside the snug old farmhouse. As you cross this threshold you will stand where the past shakes hands with the present. Sentry Hill offers an entertaining day out to visitors of all ages with facilities including guided tours, attractive gardens, a cafe, gift shop and picnic area. « less
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Cushendun Village (Ballymena)
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Ranked #26 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Neighborhoods; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #27 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Valleys; Nature and Parks
There are nine glens of Antrim: these green, tree-filled valleys by the sea are some of the most scenic spots in Europe.
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Glenarm Castle (Glenarm)
Ranked #29 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Castles; Landmarks

Glenarm Castle, home of the Earls of Antrim - Lord and Lady Dunluce, is not generally open to the public. However, the castle's walled gardens have been open to the public since... more »

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St. Nicholas Church (Carrickfergus)
Ranked #30 of 113 attractions in County Antrim
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks

Saint Nicholas' Church is at the heart of Carrickfergus and it's distinctive steeple rises above the other local buildings.  It's origins are linked to the nearby castle from the... more »

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