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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 ...
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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

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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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Ardtara Country House
Upperlands, Co. Londonderry
Ardtara is an elegantly decorated Victorian country house with well-proportioned rooms, antique furnishings and fresh flowers - and, with a choice of churches in the area and wedding blessings possible at Ardtara, it makes a lovely wedding venues ...
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