Templepatrick, Co. Antrim
Located near the Belfast International airport, Templepatrick is a popular place to stop en route, coming to or from the airport.
Local attractions include Castle Upton (0044 28 94 433 480), which is a unique double yard which dates back to 1793. Part of the house dates back to 1100 and visitors will enjoy the three acre garden grounds including a small lake and waterfall.
Patterson’s Spade Mill (0044 28 94 433 619) is a historic property, founded in 1919 and is the last working water driven spade mill in Ireland. There are guided tours of spade making process and an exhibition of the history of the mill.