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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

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Roe Park Golf Club
Limavady, Co. Londonderry
Course Type: Parkland
Roe Park Golf Club is a challenging parkland course that is located outside Limavady, 25km (17 miles) from Derry City. Set in the scenic Roe Valley, the course was designed by former Malone greenkeeper, Frank Ainsworth and is nestled within the l ...
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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

Bushmills Distillery - Bushmills County Antrim Northern Ireland
Bushmills Distillery
Bushmills, Co. Antrim
Bushmills Whiskey is made the same way today that it was 400 years ago. Visit Ireland’s oldest whiskey distillery to discover the secrets behind the magic and the work that goes into every drop and see whiskey making take place and enjoy a ...
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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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