My name is Marie, born & raised in the most scenic county in Ireland, Kerry. I work in the supply team at PlacesToStay.com & it's my job to make sure you find your perfect holiday home!
Antrim’s rugged coast is a scenic playground, perfect for cliff walks, rock-climbing, and surfing, and home to the surreal geological masterpiece that is the Giant’s Causeway. Venture inland, however, and you have the more sedate scenery of the Glens of Antrim. And then there’s Belfast, a vibrant fusion of Victorian architecture, a gleaming waterfront, and a lively cultural scene.
The Giant's Causeway is an eye-popping geological formation set against a magnificent coastal landscape of Atlantic waves, craggy cliffs, and amazing views. Legend has it that Fionn Mac Cumhaill built the headland of neatly packed basalt columns to cross to Scotland to settle a tiff with another giant.
Craggy cliffs stretch north of Larne for 130 km, broken only by nine distinctive deep green glens. The capital, Cushendall, is a vibrant hub of music and dance, and nearby is Cushendun, a National Trust Preserved village, celebrated for its Cornish cottages.
Bordering five of Northern Ireland’s six counties, Lough Neagh is the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles. Enjoy its serene atmosphere and secluded bays or take an active approach and cycle around the lake on the 176km Loughshore Trail.
Relive the story of the Titanic in the city of its birth at the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, Titanic Belfast. A cutting-edge building at the site of the ship’s construction tells the story of the Titanic from its conception in Belfast in the early 1900s.
Celebrated in Ballycastle since the 1600’s, the Oul' Lammas Fair is a market festival show whose origins are steeped in myth and legend. It attracts thousands of visitors each year, with more than 400 stalls, and local specialties such as the honeycomb sweet "Yellow Man".
Set in a cutting-edge facility in 150 acres of river floodplain in Ballymena, the ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre offers a high-tech interactive demonstration of energy efficiency in lake, reed-bed, and woodland habitats. Learn about the world and how we use it in a fun way.
Belfast’s Victoria Square is part of Europe’s biggest commercial regeneration project, a £400m, six-year project that covers about 75,000m². Devoted shoppers just need to know that it is on course to becoming one of the top ten shopping centres in the U.K.
One of the best ways to really see the northern countryside is from the saddle of a bike. The Ballyshannon-Ballycastle cycle route brings you through towns and villages across the province and offers great views of the incredibly varied natural landscape of lakes, moorland, wooded valleys, and Antrim's dramatic headlands. The full route is more than 450 km, but you don't have to do it all...
Visit the Ulster Museum in Belfast's Botanic Gardens and meet dinosaurs and an ancient Egyptian mummy. Free to visitors, the museum presents an incredible treasure trove of art, history and natural sciences. Everywhere from Ireland to the South Pacific is represented, with ancient relics and interactive exhibits offering something for everyone.
The home of Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, and Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland has some exceptional golf courses, including the world-renowned Royal Portrush. Portrush lies on the Antrim Coast, as do three other fine links courses - Ballyreagh, Castlerock, and Ballycastle. Excellent parkland courses in Antrim include Malone and Royal Belfast.
10.7km from Ballymena
Stay at a comfortable farmhouse convenient to all parts of Northern Ireland, with a splendid panoramic view of the Antrim Hills, Bann Valley, Sperrin mountains, and Lough Neagh. The property has been sensitively restored to retain its traditional features while providing a modern, fully-equipped kitchen and three bedrooms.
Tell me more about this property
1.8km from Cushendall
Unwind at this luxury 4-star apartment in a peaceful rural setting, close to picturesque village of Cushendall. This is an ideal location for exploring the nine Glens of Antrim, Giants Causeway, and Glenariffe waterfalls and forest park.
Sign up to our newsletter for special offers & exclusive deals
Relax in luxury 4-star accommodation in a quiet rural setting, close to picturesque village of Cushendall. This is the ideal location to explore the Nine Glens of Antrim, Giant's Causeway, and Glenariffe waterfalls and forest park. The property features an enclosed garden, outdoor family playroom, BBQ, and private car parking. Pets are welcome.
6.4km from Carrickfergus
This newly-built, 4-star, 2-bedroomed ground-floor cottage is within walking distance of Ballycarry village. This property is located in a quiet rural area with stunning views of Belfast Lough and the Scottish Coast. It is ideally situated for touring the Antrim Coast and Glens, yet only 20 miles from Belfast and 7 miles from Larne.
1km from Portrush
Operated by Visitravel Ltd., Registered in Ireland, No. 486102. Registered Office: FEXCO Centre, Iveragh Road, Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Copyright © 2013. Places To Stay.