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Experience a land
shaped by sea & stone

Experience adventures

  1. Two people enjoying drinks in a hot tub beside a river within the Galgorm Resort.
    There's a wealth of accommodation in Mid & East Antrim, from luxury, award-winning hotels to cosy, welcoming B&Bs, glamping and even a real, working lighthouse! You'll find your perfect base to explore the area...
  2. Billy Andy's steak platter on a wooden board being cut with a knife
    With its inextricable links to both the land and sea, Mid & East Antrim certainly has its fair share of amazing places to taste the local ingredients that make the food so special. Whether you want to try fine dining, traditional pub grub, or a bit of everything, you’ll be overjoyed with the edible delights just waiting to be discovered.
  3. Row of people on E-bikes lined up on Whitehead promenade in front of a row of brightly coloured houses.
    With striking castles to discover, dramatic landscapes to explore, incredible food to taste, and fascinating stories to hear, your unforgettable visit to Mid & East Antrim will be an experience like no other. Immerse yourself into the history of the area through taking tours with local guides, listening to traditional storytellers and visiting landmarks, and enjoy all of the activities and local crafts that are on offer.
  4. Tour guide showing a family some of the carriages at Whitehead Raileay Museum

    Welcome to Mid & East Antrim, where adventure meets history and natural beauty awaits around every corner. Join us as we explore ten fantastic family-friendly attractions, perfect for creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones. From ancient castles to scenic landscapes, there's something for everyone in this enchanting region.

  5. Discover the hidden gems of the Causeway Coastal Route
    Explore the many hidden gems of The Causeway Coastal Route in Mid & East Antrim. From Carrickfergus Castle to The Gobbins Cliff Path in Islandmagee, you'll find some of the most iconic scenery in Northern Ireland with experiences to be enjoyed at every turn.
  6. Whitehead & Islandmagee
    Whitehead is a postcard-perfect town, a relic from a bygone era. The late Victorians and early Edwardians flocked to this charming seaside resort and more than a century later it still retains all its quirk, colour, and charm. Islandmagee is just a short drive away from Whitehead offering rural tranquillity and plenty of Vitamin Sea
  7. Glenarm & Carnlough
    Step back in time to a fairy-tale castle and walled garden that is a haven for botanists, foodies and Instagrammers. Meander through the ancient canopy of Glenarm Forest – breathe in the aroma of wild garlic in spring or go red-squirrel spotting. Or try out your sea legs in Carnlough. Set sail from the harbour in an original fishing vessel or experience life beneath the surf on an underwater snorkelling adventure.
  8. Image showing drone-view of coast road with the word "Blog" overlayed.
    With inspiration and ideas on where and why you should visit, our blogs are full of useful and interesting info that will help you plan your next trip to Mid & East Antrim. Grab a coffee, sit back and read some of our latest blogs here...
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Experience adventures

  1. A view of the tubular bridge with flowers on the rock face and the ocean beyond.
    On the thrilling Gobbins Experience, nature isn’t content to just sit back and be admired. It completely engulfs you: from the all-enveloping Irish Sea winds and the dolphins dancing off the coastline. Pull on your walking boots and enjoy this 2.5-hour walking tour through tunnels and bridges with the waves crashing at your feet.
    1. Group of friends trying out paddle boarding in the open water with Blackhead Lighthouse in background
      Experience Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) on the beautiful coastline of Islandmagee and Whitehead. We offer guided SUP tours in idyllic surroundings with a qualified and experienced instructor as well as group sessions, family sessions and courses.
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    2. A couple of hikers sitting on a gate admiring the view of Slemish in the background
      Slemish Mountain is about 1,500 feet above sea level and is located close to Broughshane in County Antrim. It is the legendary home of Saint Patrick and is actually the central core of an extinct volcano. Hike to the top and enjoy fantastic views!
      1. Blackhead Lighthouse accommodation at dusk with lights on inside and beacon lit
        Once the guardian of Belfast's glory days of shipping, Blackhead guided many great ships on their journey, none more than the famous Titanic. Perched on the edge of a cliff, Blackhead offers a wild, windswept retreat with a difference.
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