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Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

19km (12 m) inland, this busy market town offers visitors good shopping, water sports on the River Bann and excellent game fishing. 

Walkers will enjoy Slieveanorra Forest, with four plots of a rare raised bog, full of plant life and bird life.  Ballymoney Riverside Park (0044 28 27 662 280) offers walkers 20 acres of parkland with riverside walks and picnicking. 

Leslie Open Farm (0044 28 27 666 803) offers visitors the opportunity to have a look around their exhibition of farming culture through the ages, with farm animals, a walled garden and nature trails. 

Benvarden Garden and Grounds (0044 28 20 741 331) is also well worth a visit, as it includes a walled garden which dates back to 1788 and has beautiful rose beds, a well stocked kitchen garden, a cobbled stable yard and tea room. 

Movanagher Fish Farm (0044 28 20 540 533) is an interesting place to stop as it offers visitors guided tours of the farm which includes a slide presentation, and visits to the incubator, hatchery and pools. 

The local area has lots of historical places of interest to visit such as Chi Rho stone at Drumaquern, which is the most ancient Christian symbol in the borough and dates from the 4th Century. 

Devrock Church is interesting as there was a stone found in the church which dated back to the 1st Century AD and nearby is Lissanoure Lake, a pretty lake fringed with woods and the ruins of the 13th Century Lissanoure Castle.   

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

The 1st Green
Castlerock Golf Club
Coleraine, Co. Londonderry
Course Type: Links
Castlerock Golf Club lies approximately 8km (5 miles) due West of the town of Coleraine on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. It is a fabulous Ben Sayers designed links course set among rolling sand dunes. Its scenic qualities embrace the river ...
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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

Mid Antrim Museum at The Braid - Ballymena County Antrim Northern Ireland
Mid Antrim Museum at The Braid
Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Named after the river that runs through Ballymena, the Braid weaves together history, arts and culture alongside contemporary conference, tourism and civic facilities on a site that has been for centuries the centre of local civic life. From ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Radisson Blu Roe Park Resort
Limavady, Co. Londonderry
Built on rising ground in lovely rolling countryside, this imposing hotel dates back to the eighteenth century when a Captain Richard Babington built the original house from which today’s extensive hotel and wedding venues grown. There is a ...
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