Unquestionably one of the finest castles in Ireland, it was built in 1636 and forms part of a working estate that includes forests, an organic farm and the Glenarm River, well-stocked with fish. Breathtaking views of the estate and the sea can be enjoyed from the Mount in the gardens.
Located just 40 minutes from Belfast centre, Glenarm Castle makes for an excellent day trip. While it is a family home, it is open for guided tours at certain points of the year when visitors can see beautifully crafted examples of Irish furniture and family portraits. Typical open days tie in with the estate’s annual tulip festival and the Highland Games. There is also a gift shop and a cosy tearoom serving refreshments on-site.
Perhaps the highlight of any visit to Glenarm Castle however is the exquisite walled garden. Open from Easter until the end of September, it contains numerous attractions, among them a sculpture of the Madonna and Child created by the Countess of Antrim when still a teenager, as well as a circular yew hedge dating back to the early 19th Century, an obelisk forged of oak, a kitchen garden and a glasshouse filled with colourful hothouse flowers.
Situated near the beach in Ballymena, this bed & breakfast is close to Glenarm Castle. Area attractions also include St. Killian's College.
Situated in Ballymena, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Glenarm Castle and within 12 miles (20 km) of Carnfunnock Country Park and Slemish Mountain. Glenariff Forest Park and Port of Larne are also within 16 miles (25 km).
Situated in Ballymena, this bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from St. Killian's College and within 12 miles (20 km) of Glenarm Castle and Glenariff Forest Park. Carnfunnock Country Park and Slemish Mountain are also within 16 miles (25 km).
Situated in Ballygally, this beach hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Carnfunnock Country Park and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Cairndhu Golf Course. Port of Larne and Glenarm Castle are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated in Ballymena, this apartment is close to St. Killian's College. Area attractions also include Red Bay Castle and Curfew Tower.
Situated in Ballymena, this bed & breakfast is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Glenariff Forest Park and 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from St. Killian's College. Glenarm Castle and Torr Head are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Situated in Ballymena, this guesthouse is close to Lurig Mountain, Red Bay Castle and Glenariff Forest Park. Local attractions also include Curfew Tower.
Situated near the beach in Larne, this holiday home is close to Carnfunnock Country Park, Cairndhu Golf Course and Port of Larne. Area attractions also include Gleno Waterfall.