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 ...

Golf

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Portstewart Golf Club
Portstewart, Co. Londonderry
Course Type: Links
Portstewart is located on Antrim's beautiful causeway coast and celebrated its centenary in 1994. It proudly offers some of the finest golf to be found in Ireland or indeed anywhere else. It is the second club in Ireland (after Killarney) to have ...

Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

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

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 ...

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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