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Ballintoy, Co. Antrim

Ballintoy is a picture postcard little village, with a traditional charming harbour and a handful of local shops. 

It is a great spot from which to explore the stunning North Antrim coast, taking in scenic drives and exploring White Park Bay nature trail.  This is a one mile trail which displays all the local vegetation types and geological features. 

Visitors will enjoy a trip to Kinbane Castle which was built in dark basalt in 1547 and includes a two storey gabled tower with excellent views of Rathlin Island and the Mull of Kintyre. 

Local fishermen will readily take angling enthusiasts on fishing trips, past Sheep Island, which is a perpendicular stack of rocks with a flat grass top half a mile offshore.

Gardens

Benvarden - Garden Ballymoney County Antrim Northern Ireland
Benvarden
Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
Two of the more colourful associations with Benvarden concern a previous owner known as ‘Half Hanged McNaughton’ and the lions roaring from the far side of the River Bush. None of this disturbs the serenity of the two acre walled ...
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Golf

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Royal Portrush Golf Club
Portrush, Co. Antrim
Course Type: Links
Royal Portrush Golf Club was formed in 1888 and in terms of tradition, it is hard not to be impressed with the famous Co Antrim links. The fact is that most of the world's great players, men and women, have savoured the delights of this superb t ...
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Self Catering

Maddybenny Farm - Self Catering
Maddybenny Mews
Portrush, Co. Antrim
Just two miles from Portrush, the White family's Plantation Period farmhouse was built before 1650. Since extended, and now modernised, the six self catering mews style cottages make a very comfortable place to stay, with a family-run equestrian ...
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What's On

Origin Farmers Market Ballymoney - Co Antrim - Last Saturday Each Month
Origin Farmers Market Ballymoney - Castlecroft, Main Street

Last Saturday of month 11-2pm

Contact: Joanne McLaughlin, Ballymoney Town Centre Mgt - 00 44 (0)28 2766 0238
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Tourist Attractions

Giants Causeway - Ballintoy County Antrim Northern Ireland
Giants Causeway
Bushmills, Co. Antrim
Volcanic activity 60 million years ago led to the formation of the 38,000 basalt columns that make up the Giant's Causeway. Hexagonal in shape, the stones stretch far out into sea and some stand as tall as 36ft (12m). The site has attracted i ...
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