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Antrim Coast and Glens AONB, Visitor & Tourism Guide


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In the north east of Northern Ireland in County Antrim. On the coast, runs from Ballycastle to the north (including Rathlin Island) to Larne in the east. Inland, covers the Glens of Antrim and the Antrim Plateau. The ‘Glens of Antrim’ are nine glens or valleys that run from the Antrim Plateau down to the coast around the towns of Ballycastle, Cushendun, Cushendall, Waterfoot and Carnlough.


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Larrybane Head

Located in Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Approximately 19.0 miles away.

On the north coast of Northern Ireland. Larrybane Head leads to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Stunning views along the coast and across the sea to the Western Isles of Scotland...

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Located in Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Approximately 19.3 miles away.

The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope suspension bridge . Bridging the mainland to the small island of Carrick. Originally erected to help salmon fishersmen catch fish in season. It's 20 metres long and 30 metres abov...

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Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site

Located in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Approximately 22.5 miles away.

Legend has it that the Irish giant Finn McCool built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner. Less prosaic, the Giant's Causeway is a series of around forty thousand interlocking ba...

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Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough
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Approximately 6.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 35; Rates: £90 - £135 Per Night

This family-owned hotel in the picturesque coastal village of Carnlough is nestled at the foot of Glencloy, the second of the Nine Glens of Antrim on the award-winning Antrim Coast Road...

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Galgorm Resort, Ballymena
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Approximately 10.6 miles away.

Total Rooms: 75; Rates: £115 - £365 Per Night

Galgorm Resort is set in 96 acres of lush parkland near Northern Ireland's most scenic attractions Galgorm Resort is one of Irelands premier 4 star resort destinations...

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Ballygally Castle, Larne
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Approximately 12.7 miles away.

Total Rooms: 44; Rates: £60 - £170 Per Night

Ideally located on the scenic Antrim coast, Ballygally Castle is the only 17th century hotel still used as a residence Built in 1625, and still retaining many of its original features, this is a true step-back-in-time ex...

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