Antrim is a market town located 18 miles to the west of Belfast, in County Antrim. The fact that the capital city is so close at hand is just one of the reasons why so many people opt to visit Antrim, but the town and the area surrounding it have much to offer in their own right.
The centre of Antrim is a quaint and historically rich location. People have been settled in this area for over 1,500 years and this heritage is there to be seen in the narrow, winding streets, the historic buildings and the sense of seclusion and tranquillity. Despite the fact that Belfast lies within extremely easy reach, a hotel in Antrim will genuinely make you feel like you’re getting away from it all, an impression underlined by the surrounding landscape.
Attractions Around Antrim
The closest attraction to Antrim takes the form of Lough Neagh, a vast expanse of water which is the largest lake in the UK. Not only does the lough represent a stunning backdrop and perfect place to enjoy a relaxing country walk, but it also offers the chance to try your hand at activities such as sailing, motor boating and wind surfing. The beauty of the lough, and of the wider countryside, is just one of the aspects which draws thousands of visitors to Antrim.
Accommodation in Antrim
The accommodation on offer in Antrim is rich and varied enough to cater for the demands of the people who visit, whether they’re students looking for a place to crash after a night out in Belfast, families keen to enjoy the unspoiled beaches of the Antrim Coast or, increasingly, couples choosing Antrim as the perfect spot to hold their wedding.
Weddings in Antrim
It’s no mystery why more and more people are choosing to get married in Antrim. The first plus point is the proximity of Belfast. If you book a hotel or guesthouse in the centre of Antrim then you and your guests are just a short trip away from some of the most exciting and vibrant nightlife to be found in the UK. Explore an area such as the bohemian Cathedral Quarter, or the district around Queen’s University and you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to bars, pubs, restaurants and cutting edge nightclubs. Even better is the fact that, at the end of the night you’ll be returning to a hotel which is much quieter, more secluded and probably less expensive than one in the centre of Belfast.
Choosing Your Wedding Hotel
The range of accommodation in and around Antrim means that you’ll be able to find the perfect establishment no matter what your requirements are. If you’re planning a low-key wedding with just a few guests, then a town centre guest house might meet all your needs, while a more lavish occasion might call for the booking of one of the country lodges outside the centre of Antrim. This is especially true if you book into a lodge or hotel which offers spa facilities and event space, something which will mean that every aspect of your wedding can be dealt with by the hotel you’re staying in.