Notfar from Northern Ireland’s capital city, Antrimis situated on the shores of the UK’s largest lake, LoghNeagh. A popular alternative to Belfast, Antrimis ideal for those seeking a getaway that blends vibrant urban energy with theleafy landscape of the Emerald Isle.
Restingon the picturesque banks of the Six Mile Water River, Antrim has fantasticshopping, excellent dining and tremendous culture on offer at the ClotworthyArts Centre. Throw in hiking trails along the crystal shores of LoughNeagh and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect Irish break.
Architecturein AntrimAntrimhas much fine architecture, spanning many centuries. Wander through the town’sstreets and you’ll discover delightful buildings in abundance, such as a 19thcentury blacksmith, with a very distinctive entranceway. You mustn’t miss the ruinsof Antrim Castle, either. In the form of theBarbican Gate and a grand 19th century Italianate tower, the ruinsperch on the banks of the Six Mile Water in an almost mystical manner.
Shoppingin AntrimDon’tworry if history’s not your thing, because Antrimis one of Northern Ireland’s top retail hubs. Pay a visit to one of the town’stwo fantastic shopping centres – Function One International Outlet Centre orthe Castle Mall. Pick up the latest fashions and find all the well-known highstreet names. In the town’s historic centre, you’ll also find everything fromjewellery stores to farm shops and excellent eateries.
DiningOut in AntrimAntrimhas a hearty selection of great places to eat, catering to every taste. Fromfirst-class country lodge restaurants, to vintage tearooms and authentic Irishcuisine, you’ll find no end of great eateries. If you fancy Italian, Indian orChinese food, Antrim also has a great range of international restaurants. Withoutstanding gastronomy and good old Irish hospitality right in the centre oftown, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Culturein AntrimWhynot experience a night of real Irish culture by heading to the popular ClotworthyArts Centre? Located in the 19th century stables of AntrimCastle, the centre was completely refurbished in the 1990s and reopenedas a state of the art venue. Now hosting an eclectic mix of music, theatre,workshops, dance and a range of other visual arts, you’ll find Clotworthy isthe perfect place to spend an evening enjoying contemporary arts in Antrim.
Naturein AntrimIfyou’re paying a visit to Antrim, it goes withoutsaying that you’ll want to explore the countryside. Take the kids to feed theducks at Antrim Lough Shore Park, ruminate on lifein the preserved historical gardens of AntrimCastle, or just lose yourself on one of County Antrim’sdazzling countryside walking trails. You’ll be hard pressed not to fall in lovewith Northern Ireland’s lush green scenery and lakeside beauty.
Booka Trip to Antrim TodayAntrimis waiting for you, so what are you waiting for? Book a trip to Antrim towntoday and marvel at the wonders on offer in Northern Ireland.