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Whitehead Conservation Area

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Carmel's, Tommy and Lighthouse Bistro

There are new and exciting things to discover when you visit Whitehead. Carmel's is a wonderful new... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Whitehead, United Kingdom
New public artworks and old time sweets

Great place for a walk. Many distinctive, varied and interesting Victorian and Edwardian buildings... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Kings Road, Whitehead, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Whitehead is just up the road from where we live in Carrickfergus.It is a town which grew up around the Railway in the 1800's firstly as a seaside resort and now as a dormitory town.During the Summer season a group of locals "The Flowerpot Men"...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

There are new and exciting things to discover when you visit Whitehead. Carmel's is a wonderful new old-style sweet shop on Chester Avenue. The staff are very engaging, and they offer a huge range of different goods as well as those favorite, well-known sweets in...More

2  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Great place for a walk. Many distinctive, varied and interesting Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the heart of the town. Right now trees are in blossom and the Brighter Whitehead volunteers have decked the streets with flowers. You can see two big new public artworks....More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Experience Victorian Housing at its best. Easy walk around the area to admire the unique character of the houses that were built by Victorians by the sea side to escape the busy city life .not far form sea side walk and easily accessible by train...More

3  Thank SweetgemBelfast
Reviewed December 11, 2017

There is a great new artwork on show in the gardens of The Bank House, on Edward Road. The volunteers of Brighter Whitehead have woven a life-sized ploughman and horse from willow. One of their people, Bill Pollock, also restored a real antique plough to...More

4  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed December 3, 2016

For the famous Victorian Street Fair on November 26th I treated myself to a walk and a lecture about the grand old buildings of Whitehead. There was a hotel built in 1890 by Larmour who was having arguments with the train company. He was so...More

2  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed August 6, 2016

whitehead is a lovely seaside town with lots of small cafe's and a great spar shop which has also got a great post office run by Jackie wright the manager of the shop who is very helpful in every way ,we have a good butcher's...More

2  Thank sayderobinson
Reviewed July 25, 2016

So many interesting features to see about the conservation area. Many houses have stained glass windows, with Victorian style symmetrical floral designs. Inside people’s porches are acid-etched pictures on inner doors. Terraced houses often have lines of decorative bricks, like the egg and dart design....More

1  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful town with a lovely seaside walk where you'll see such nicely colourfully painted houses.

1  Thank Mulie D
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Taking a walk here is so good at this time of year. The cherry trees are all in bloom, lizards are back out from hibernation, and swallows have come back from Africa. Out in Diamond Jubilee Wood there is a brand new display of hundreds...More

1  Thank Hanni_LR43
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