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.   


2 Old Galgorm Road - Gardn Ballymena - County Antrim Northern Ireland
2 Old Galgorm Road
Ballymena, Co. Antrim
The gradualist approach has a lot of advantages when taking on a large garden and that is exactly the way the Glynns went about transforming their two and a half acres after they moved into their Victorian home 27 years ago. Each year they se ...


Pavilion & Helicopter
Galgorm Castle Golf Club
Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Course Type: Parkland
Galgorm Castle Golf Club is an exciting mixture of the new and the old. This 18 hole, 6736 yards par 72 Championship course is set in 220 acres of beautiful, mature parkland located in the heart of County Antrim. It is overlooked by Galgorm Castl ...

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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

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 ...

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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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