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The Fullerton Arms
The Fullerton Arms

22-24 Main Street, Ballycastle BT54 6LX

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ballintoy Church, Sheep Island, and Carrick-A-Rede Rope …

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An Caislean
An Caislean

40 Quay Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BH

2.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (216 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Marconi Memorial and Rathlin Island Ferry. Bonamargy …

£40
Causeway Hotel
Causeway Hotel

40 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (75 reviews)

Situated in Bushmills, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Giants Causeway visitors centre and Giant's Causeway. Hezlett …

£75
Concord Townhouse
Concord Townhouse

14 Bridge St, Bushmills BT57 8QH

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this vacation home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Old Bushmills Distillery and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Giant's …

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Browns Country House
Browns Country House

BALLYBOGEY ROAD,174, BUSHMILLS BT52 2LP

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bushmills, this guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Old Bushmills Distillery, Royal Portrush Golf Course, and …

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Beaches B&B
Beaches B&B

122 Coleraine Road, Portrush BT56 8HN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Situated in Portrush, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dunluce Centre, Coastal Zone, and Portrush Tourist …

£44
Portrush Holiday Rentals
Portrush Holiday Rentals

26 Princess St, Portrush BT56 8AX

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Portrush, this apartment is steps from Waterworld and Portrush Countryside Centre. Barry's Amusements …

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Cullentra House
Cullentra House

16 Cloughs Road, Ballymena BT44 0SP

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (78 reviews)

Located in Cushendall, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Curfew Tower, Layde Old Church, and Red Bay Castle. …

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Glendale Bed & Breakfast
Glendale Bed & Breakfast

46 Coast Road, Cushendall, Ballymena BT44 0RX

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in Cushendall, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Layde Old Church and Curfew Tower. Red Bay Castle …

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Galgorm Resort & Spa
Galgorm Resort & Spa

136 Fenaghy Road, Ballymena BT42 1EA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Antrim Castle, Antrim Forum Leisure Centre, and …

£205
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Pocket Guide: Ballycastle Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge Hotels

Antrim is a small town which sits just 18 miles to the west of the Northern Irish capital of Belfast. The simple fact of the proximity of Belfast, with strong road and rail links meaning it is only a short journey away, is enough to draw many thousands of visitors to Antrim year in year out, but it would be a shame to think that this is all Antrim has to offer.

The town of Antrim itself is rich in history and nature, having been settled as long as 1,500 years ago and still bears the architectural hallmarks of its development over the years, such as narrow, winding 18th century streets, a ruined castle and a central square which has held weekly markets since 1665.

Around Antrim

Not only is Antrim itself a town worth exploring, but it also boasts a location ideally suited to exploring some of the finest scenery in Ireland. The largest lake in the UK, Lough Neagh, sits immediately next door to the town, where the local Six Mile Water River joins the larger body of water. Drive in any direction into the countryside and you’ll find forests, mountains and unspoiled villages, and it is this combination of history, nature and access to Belfast which helps to make Antrim so popular.

Accommodation in Antrim

The range of reasons why people might choose to visit Antrim is reflected in the variety of accommodation on offer in the town. Students keen to sample the bright lights of Belfast will probably need nothing more than a room in a basic bed and breakfast, while holidaymakers might want one of the larger family-friendly hotels. Whether you’re seeking a guesthouse, a country inn or a lakeside lodge and spa, you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for. Stay in accommodation on the outskirts of the town, close to the road link of the A26, and you’ll be ideally placed to set off and explore attractions further away, such as the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

Reaching the Rope Bridge

The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is located on the north Antrim coast, close to the village of Ballintoy. It can be reached from Antrim by taking the A26 and M2 north before turning off on the A44 to Ballycastle. On the outskirts of Ballycastle, take the Whitepark Road left for five miles until reaching the turn off for the rope bridge itself, where parking is free.

The rope bridge

The rope bridge is owned by the National Trust and takes the form of a 65 ft bridge which stretches from the mainland to Rocky Island, at a height of 100 feet over the wild waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The bridge was originally built 350 years ago by salmon fishermen but is now mainly used by bird watchers and tourists keen to see if they dare take the swaying, rickety crossing. There is a small charge for crossing the bridge, and facilities at the site include a gift shop selling souvenirs and a tea room offering traditional homemade snacks and drinks.

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