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Things to do in Antrim

Regardless of your age or ability, there are endless things to do in Antrim. One of the most prolific attractions has to be the Causeway Coast, which attracts visitors from all over the world. Whether you venture along here by car or rail, you will be blown away by the impressive landscapes and tourist sites. Some of the must-see destinations include the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the awe inspiring Glens of Antrim.

Overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean, the immense Giant’s Causeway is a geological wonder that inspires and fascinates anyone who witnesses its magnificence. Above the basalt columns you can enjoy panoramic views of the coast.

Whether you’re green fingered or simply appreciate beautiful gardens, Antrim Castle Gardens will keep your eyes fixed for several hours at least. Having benefitted from a £6m restoration project, the 400 year old gardens feature an ancient Motte, Yew Tree Pond and Pleasure Gardens, which are perfect for you to stroll around at your own pace.

Carnfunnock Country Park is a fabulous place for all the family to visit. Kids will certainly love the walled garden, wooden sculptures, maze, miniature railway and adventure playground. But if they prefer to spend the day on the beach, dipping their toes in the water, Ballycastle Beach is a great place to go.

Carrickfergus Castle is arguably the most interesting landmark in the county. This Norman fort is steeped in history dating back to 1170. Or you could take a trip to the hauntingly romantic Dunluce Castle, which protrudes above the sea and provides staggering coastal views.

Owned by the National Trust, Cushenden is a sleepy village in the Glens of Antrim right on the banks of the River Dun, with its own beach and a wealth of wildlife.

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