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Marlagh Lodge
3 out of 5
71 Moorfields Road, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
The price is £110 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)

"A gem of a place, full of interesting and quirky furniture and belongings so suiting this period home. Robert was an excellent host. I would recommend this as a comfortable and central base to explore this beautiful island."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2019

Marlagh Lodge
Glenn Eireann House
3 out of 5
121 Tromra Road, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
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4.9/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)

"I loved staying here, beautiful location and fantastic hosts, certainly recommend this place."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

Glenn Eireann House
Garron View Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
14 Cloughs Road, Cushendall, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £63 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)

"Hosts were very welcoming. Room was beautifully appointed. Breakfast was extensive and rhe best scrambled ggs I've eaten"…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2019

Garron View Bed and Breakfast
Cullentra House
3.5 out of 5
16 Cloughs Road, Cushendall, 20 miles from Ballymena, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
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The price is £56 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (130 reviews)
A relaxing break here

"So restful and relaxing. This is a welcoming place to feel at home and be spoiled. The hosts work so hard to make it so."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

Cullentra House
The Village Bed & Breakfast
2.5 out of 5
18 Mill Street, Cushendall, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
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4.2/5Very Good! (38 reviews)

"Very friendly and obliging - good Pub and Restaurant across the road. Above expectations for a modest B&B"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2019

The Village Bed & Breakfast
Londonderry Arms Hotel
3 out of 5
20 Harbour Road, Carnlough, Co. Antrim, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £115 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (107 reviews)

"Clean excellant staff,nothing any trouble,would ddf go back"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2019

Londonderry Arms Hotel
The Burn B&B
3 out of 5
Ballyeamon Road (B14),63, Ballymena, NIR
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Guide to Ballymena Historic Hotels

Visiting new cities can be more than just getting a break from your daily routine, it can also be about experiencing the culture and history of a place. One of the best ways to experience the culture of a new place is to drench yourself in its history. Exploring the area's landmarks or museums is a good start, but a stay in a Ballymena historic hotel can carry you back to the past. Get ready to pack your luggage (no need for a time machine) as your Ballymena historic hotel awaits.

If These Walls Could Talk

Many of the traditional hotels in Ballymena transport you to a historic period as soon as you pass through the lobby. With antique charm and mesmerising histories, you'll discover that these properties stand apart from other hotels. Thankfully, you aren't required to live like the hotel's past occupants. While these lodgings may be older, they have up-to-date comforts to help you relax on your stay. You'll notice your room furnished with a cosy bed, lots of character, and just about everything else you might need for a wonderful visit.

After you've checked-in and had a look around the historic hotel property, you can visit the museums and renowned landmarks to take in more of the Ballymena's culture. Of course, all this time travelling can stimulate your appetite. Go through our 428 guest reviews for tips from like-minded travellers to help make your Ballymena visit that much better. You can also ask your hotels' front desk staff to show you where some of the area's favourite spots to enjoy a pint or a gourmet meal in Ballymena are.

Book a Ballymena Historic Hotel Today

If you are wishing to get the most out of your Ballymena visit, a stay in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your experience in this historic city. With Expedia's choice of 7 one-of-a-kind lodgings to decide from, you're certain to find at a great rate. But, just like the past eras you're exploring, these deals won't last forever. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these unique properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in Ballymena?
A trip to the historical sites in Ballymena is probably on top of your travel itinerary. While you’re here, you can visit the spas and seaside.
Where's the best place to stay in Ballymena that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Marlagh Lodge is a top 3-star guesthouse for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free parking and a bar. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Londonderry Arms Hotel and The Burn B&B.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in Ballymena?
In Ballymena, there are 60 hotels and other accommodation options bookable on Expedia, including 7 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Ballymena?
Ballymena is notable for landmarks like Red Bay Castle, Ossian’s Grave and Curfew Tower. Natural beauty is on display at Glenariff Forest Park, Slemish Mountain and Lurig Mountain. A couple of additional sights to add to your itinerary are Glenarm Castle and ECOS Environmental Centre.
What is a historic hotel like in Ballymena?
When you book a historic hotel, you’ll sleep in a building that has an officially recognised national historic designation. A palace, castle, grand home or even an old police station, pub, lodge or skyscraper can be considered a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features can be admired in the public spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in Ballymena, giving a sense of history.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The physical building and architecture of a historic hotel tends to be the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s often the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Ballymena have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, but every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities and the normal amenities found at a contemporary hotel should be available at a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Ballymena, you won’t find a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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