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Holiday Inn Express Antrim
Holiday Inn Express Antrim

Ballymena Road, Antrim BT41 4LL

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (203 reviews)

Situated in Antrim, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clotworthy Arts Centre and Antrim Castle. Antrim Forum Leisure Centre …

£63
Ballyrobin Country Lodge
Ballyrobin Country Lodge

144/146 Ballyrobin Road, Antrim BT29 4EG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (292 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Antrim Forum Leisure Centre, Clotworthy Arts Centre, and …

£68
Glendona House
Glendona House

22 Gobrana Road, Antrim BT29 4LQ

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (61 reviews)

Situated in Antrim, this bed & breakfast is within 12 mi (20 km) of Lisburn Cathedral, Irish Linen Centre and Museum, and …

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The Chimney Corner
The Chimney Corner

630 Antrim Road, Newtownabbey

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newtownabbey, this hotel is close to Belfast Zoo. Area attractions also include Belfast Castle and Abbeycentre …

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White River House Hotel
White River House Hotel

20-22 Main Street, Antrim BT41 3TQ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated in Antrim, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Allen Park Golf Club, Clotworthy Arts Centre, and Antrim Castle. …

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Hilton Belfast hotel
Hilton Belfast hotel

4 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3LP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (907 reviews)

Located in the heart of Belfast, this family-friendly hotel is steps from St. George's Market and Waterfront Hall. Belfast …

£89
Holiday Inn Express Belfast
Holiday Inn Express Belfast

106 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (813 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre and Queen's University of …

£59
Pearl Court Guesthouse
Pearl Court Guesthouse

11 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RT

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (176 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Queen's University of Belfast and …

£58
Tara Lodge
Tara Lodge

36 Cromwell Road, Belfast BT7 1JW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (253 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this romantic guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre and Queen's …

£83
Apple Apartments
Apple Apartments

62 Donegal Quay, Belfast BT1 3AT

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (79 reviews)

Located in Cathedral Quarter, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Big Fish, St. Anne's Cathedral, and Waterfront Hal …

£110
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Pocket Guide: Belfast Antrim Castle Hotels

Antrim is a small but bustling market town located in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. It offers the chance to explore the slower pace of life offered by many of the more rural parts of Northern Ireland, while at the same time being within easy reach of the cosmopolitan attractions of the capital city of Belfast, which sits just 18 miles to the east.

The fact that Antrim is served by two major airports, George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport, both of which are just a short drive away, means that it draws visitors from both mainland UK and the wider world. Whether you’re looking for a base to use when visiting Belfast, a convenient spot from which to explore the countryside of County Antrim or a window into the history of Ireland as a whole, Antrim is the perfect place to stay.

Accommodation in Antrim

The diversity of the appeal of Antrim is reflected in the broad range of accommodation on offer within the city and in the areas surrounding. Some people might be seeking a simple hostel in which to recover from a hard day’s hiking, while others will want to enjoy a luxurious rustic lodge with stunning views over the vast waters of Lough Neagh. Whether you’re a wedding party looking for somewhere large enough to cater for the whole of the celebration, or a family group wanting to explore the forests, hills and mountains surrounding Antrim, you’ll be bound to find an establishment which is just right.

Historical Antrim

One of the aspects of Antrim which is the most attractive is the fact that the rich history of the town, which has been home to people for over 1,500 years, can be seen easily in the streets themselves and the very stones of the buildings. Visit the information centre in the Old Courthouse, located in the ancient Market Square, and you’ll be able to pick up guides setting out a carefully designed heritage walk, taking you around some of Antrim’s most important historical sites, not least of which is Antrim Castle.

Antrim Castle

Antrim Castle was originally built on the banks of Six Mile Water River in 1613 and was expanded somewhat in 1662. In 1813 it was rebuilt completely in the form of a mansion in the Georgian gothic style, and other features created at the time included a formal Italian garden and a stable block which was later converted into local historical cultural attraction, Clotworthy House, now an Arts Centre.

The Destruction of Antrim Castle

The main bulk of the castle was destroyed by a fire which broke out during a grand ball in 1922, and in 1970 the ruins were demolished, leaving what remains to be explored today: an area of raised land and a freestanding Italianate tower.

The Ghost of Antrim Castle

If you opt to explore the tower and the land surrounding it, you may wish to go during daylight hours, since local legend has it that the castle gardens are haunted by a ghost they call the White Lady, reputed to be the spirit of one Ethel Gilligan, a local girl who died as a result of injuries sustained in the castle fire. If you’re still feeling brave enough to explore, the castle and grounds can be found at the end of Castle Way, just after it crosses the A6 Dublin Road.

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