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  1. A woman and child having a pretend sword fight in the room at the top of the castle keep with the sun beaming through the window behind.
    For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Irish landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
    1. painting watercolour interior decor artist Irish art contemporary art workshops experience Ireland studio
      Artist Audrey Kyle works from a converted barn called Gobbins Studio Économusée, nestled on top of the Gobbins Cliffs on a working family farm. She displays her original unique watercolour paintings, cards and prints in her studio/gallery and runs watercolour experience workshops.
      1. Exterior entrance  of Lighthouse Yarns shop
        Located in delightful Whitehead, on the Causeway Coastal route, you'll find an emporium of woolly loveliness at Lighthouse Yarns with designer yarns, notions and inspirational patterns for every occasion, as well as textile supplies and crafts.
        1. Family walking around Portmuck Harbour
          Follow the winding road down to reach this hidden gem. With its picture-book perfect stone harbour and tiny beach, Portmuck Harbour is a lovely place to while away the afternoon. See the stunning North Antrim coastline receding into the distance and the marine traffic bound for Belfast port.
          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. 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.
          3. A family of four standing on the platform talking to the driver of a blue steam train
            The new Whitehead Railway Museum will take visitors on a journey through time, see our large stock fully restored heritage Irish railway steam and diesel locomotives, vintage carriages coupled with state of the art interactive touch displays.
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          4. Local seafood, cheese, coffee and everything else made from scratch are available at this coastal restaurant in Whitehead. Only 10 minute drive from The Gobbins, Carrickfergus Castle. Beside the sea with summer promenade seating.
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          Silver stacking rings
          LocationIslandmagee

          Gobbins Crafts Workshop in Islandmagee offers classes in jewellery making. Create a unique piece of…

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          LocationIslandmagee

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          Browns Bay Beach & Ferris Bay
          LocationIslandmagee

          Popular award winning rural beach positioned in a delightful sandy bay, at the northern tip of…

          Group of friends trying out paddle boarding in the open water with Blackhead Lighthouse in background
          LocationIslandmagee

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          E-Bike Hire (Whitehead)
          LocationWhitehead

          Explore the spectacular coastal scenery of Whitehead and Islandmagee by e-bike. Take a spin around…

          A family of four standing on the platform talking to the driver of a blue steam train
          LocationWhitehead

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          Skernaghan Point
          LocationIslandmagee

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          Swifts Forge
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          Swifts Forge in Islandmagee offers a range of blacksmithing classes to create something special,…

          Photograph of Whitehead Centre on opening day. Coloured bunting is across the front of the building.
          LocationWhitehead

          Whitehead Centre provides a tourism hub for information about what is going on locally and how to…

          A view of the tubular bridge with flowers on the rock face and the ocean beyond.
          LocationIslandmagee

          On the thrilling Gobbins Experience, nature isn’t content to just sit back and be admired. It…

          Whitehead Golf Club
          LocationWhitehead

          The club boasts a challenging but fair 18 hole course coupled with excellent clubhouse facilities.…

          Larne Golf Club
          LocationIslandmagee

          Located between the towns of Whitehead and Larne on the Causeway Coastal Route, Islandmagee offers…

          Victoriana Flower School
          LocationLarne

          Learn the art of flower arranging with exquisite florist Kim Davies at Victoriana Flower School,…

          Portmuck

          Tranquil harbour and dramatic coastal walk

          Blackhead Lighthouse & Coastal Path
          LocationWhitehead

          A short and delightful circular walk from the picturesque seaside town of Whitehead, around the…

          Family walking around Portmuck Harbour
          LocationIslandmagee

          Follow the winding road down to reach this hidden gem. With its picture-book perfect stone harbour…

          Kilcoan Gardens
          LocationIslandmagee

          The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee, with beautiful views over Larne Lough…

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          Coastal Coffee
          LocationWhitehead

          Coastal Coffee is a friendly café based near the railway station in Whitehead and renowned for…

          The Gobbins Cafe
          LocationIslandmagee

          Set in the heart of Islandmagee and within the world class Gobbins Visitor Centre, this modern café…

          The Marine Bar
          LocationWhitehead

          A hidden cosy pub, located near the Whitehead promenade and train station on the Causeway Coastal…

          The Whitecliff Inn
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          A traditional pub and popular modern music venue in the coastal town of Whitehead, offering a…

          The Lighthouse Bistro
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          Local seafood, cheese, coffee and everything else made from scratch are available at this coastal…

          Building exterior of the red brick Bank House Cafe
          LocationWhitehead

          The Bank House café and gift shop is a lively, warm, inviting destination, specialising in good,…

          Whitehead Golf Club Restaurant
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          Situated on Muldersleigh Hill, on the outskirts of Whitehead, Whitehead Golf Club restaurant offers…

          Exterior of the Whistle Stop cafe building painted grey and black with large signage
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          Embark on a culinary journey at The Whistle Stop Cafe, close to Whitehead Railway Station on the…

          Platform 3 at Whitehead Railway Museum
          LocationWhitehead

          Step into nostalgia at Platform 3 café in Whitehead Railway Museum on the Causeway Coastal Route –…

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          Pleasant View
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          Pleasant View is a beautiful modern holiday home situated on picturesque Islandmagee, near the…

          North Irish Lodge - Annie's Croft
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          Sleeps 4 adults. The luxurious cottages are ideal for special family occasions and are in a…

          Seaview Cottage on the Island
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          Seaview Cottage is situated on the beautiful peninsula of Islandmagee located at the start of the…

          Temple-Effin Self Catering Holiday Cottage
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          Temple-Effin Cottage is settled within a cobblestone courtyard with 3 other terraced cottages.…

          Molly's Cottage
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          St Ronans
          LocationLarne

          St Ronans beatuiful self-catering accommodation on the Coastal Route to "The Glens of Antrim" hosts…

          The Wee House
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          Known as the Wee House, this lovely terraced cottage just outside the seaside town of Whitehead…

          Blackhead Lightkeepers' Houses - Unit 1
          LocationCarrickfergus

          Once the guardian of Belfast's glory days of shipping, Blackhead guided many great ships on their…

          Gobbins Cliff
          LocationLarne

          Gobbins Cliff is a Bread & Breakfast (“Airbnb” style) located on the famous Antrim Coast, offering…

          Browns Bay Beach Location
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          This charming detached holiday bungalow nestles in a picturesque sandy cove better known as Browns…

          Loughside Farm self catering
          LocationCarrickfergus

          Situated only 1 mile from the exhilarating and dramatic Gobbins Cliff Path and at the Gateway to…

          North Irish Lodge - Brennan's Barn
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          Sleeps 5 adults. Ideally located along the Causeway Coastal Route and perfect for exploring the…

          Blackhead Lightkeepers Houses - Unit 2
          LocationCarrickfergus

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          Complimentary box of snacks / breakfast
          LocationLarne

          We have 6 luxury ensuite pods boasting their own private hot tub and equipped with a double bed, a…

          Kings Parlour
          LocationCarrickfergus

          With wonderful walks along the coast. We have everything you need to enjoy a relaxing break. Our…

          First floor apartment with only access via stairs
          LocationCarrickfergus

          Lighthouse Loft is a cosy self-contained two bedroom apartment located in the coastal town of…

          Cloghfin Cottage. Irish cottage self catering accommodation in Northern Ireland.
          LocationIslandmagee

          Cloghfin Cottage is a cute self-catering irish cottage style holiday home in a pretty rural…

          Sergeants House
          LocationWhitehead

          The Sergeants House built in 1901 in a conservation area in Whitehead.

          Lilyscape at Whitehead
          LocationCarrickfergus

          Situated in pretty Whitehead our one bedroom apartment is the perfect base for your stay in…

          Outside view of the pink cottage
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          The boutique upstairs suite of The Pink Cottage is tranquil and cosy with a traditional vintage…

          North Irish Lodge - Leahy's Loft
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          Sleeps 4 adults. The luxurious cottages are ideal for special family occasions. Set in a perfect…

          Blackhead Cutter
          LocationCarrickfergus

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          Mollys House Whitehead Self Catering
          LocationCarrickfergus

          Having a weekend break or longer? Molly´s House is an ideal holiday home base in Whitehead. The…

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