Coleraine, Co. Londonderry

Situated on the wide River Bann, this market and manufacturing town has increased in importance over the years due to the University of Ulster opening a campus in 1968. 

Coleraine has a lot to offer visitors in terms of historic places of interest.  Mountsandel Fort and Mesolithic site produced 13th Century pottery after excavations and St Patrick’s Church in the centre of the town is on the original site of St Patrick’s foundations dating from the 15th Century.

Visitors will enjoy scenic walks through Downhill Wood, a mixed conifer wood around a lake, Somerset Wood, with both walking and jogging trails and Springwell Forest (0044 28 70 762 547). 

Coleraine is home to the world’s largest collection of daffodils at the Wilson daffodil garden centre (0044 28 70 344 141), with over 1800 varieties. 

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Tourist Attractions

Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge - Ballintoy County Antrim Northern Ireland
Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge
Ballintoy, Co. Antrim
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope suspension bridge that links the mainland cliffs of north County Antrim to the tiny Carrick Island. It was traditionally erected by Salmon fisherman each year to allow them to access rich waters, spanning 20 m ...

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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