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Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Located in central Antrim, in the pleasant valley of the River Braid, Ballymena is an important borough with a history of linen and other industries. 

The Saturday market dates back to 1626, and the most prominent feature of the surrounding country side is Slemish Mountain on the south side of the Braid Valley, which is the remainder of an extinct volcano, with fine views from the summit. 

The town is rich in local history including the shrine of St Patrick which is a place of pilgrimage and the Motte in Harryville which dates back the 12th Century. 

Ballymena golf club (0044 28 25 861 487) provides golfers with a flat heath land course with heather, gorse and lined with trees. 

Both Killylane Reservoir and Dungonnell Reservoir provide anglers with excellent trout fishing. 

Walking enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, with Slemish on the door step and a number of forests such as Portglenone Forest, Tardree Forest and Ballyboley Forest.

Gardens

28 Killyfaddy Road - Garden Magherafelt County londonderry Northern ireland
28 Killyfaddy Road
Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry
When Mrs Buchanan first started gardening, 32 years ago, she and her husband split the garden between them. Somehow over the years her flowers have overflowed into his vegetable patch and, in the way that gardens do, theirs just grew - taking in ...
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Golf

Pavilion & Helicopter
Galgorm Castle Golf Club
Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Course Type: Parkland
Galgorm Castle Golf Club is an exciting mixture of the new and the old. This 18 hole, 6736 yards par 72 Championship course is set in 220 acres of beautiful, mature parkland located in the heart of County Antrim. It is overlooked by Galgorm Castl ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Ballealy Cottage
Ballealy Cottage is a 19th Century deerkeeper's cottage on the Shane's Castle estate, beside Lough Neagh, Co. Antrim. Set in a woodland by a stream, Ballealy presents a fairytale appearance of irregular gables and half-hipped roofs, edged with or ...
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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

Sentry Hill & Visitor Centre - Newtownabbey County Antrim Northern Ireland
Sentry Hill & Visitor Centre
Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim
Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse that together with its' contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sentry Hill was the home of the McKinney family, who came to Ireland from Scot ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Dunadry Hotel & Country Club
Dunadry, Co. Antrim
Formerly a mill, this attractive riverside hotel creates a good impression on arrival and succeeds very well in combining the character of the old buildings with the comfort and efficiency of an international hotel. There are churches of several ...
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