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  1. Curiosity boat leaving historical Carnlough harbour
    Memorable, invigorating boat trip in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Passengers have the chance to spot an array of marine life including dolphins, seals, porpoises and various seabirds.
    1. Learn all about the development of Carnlough through the centuries, including its unique industrial heritage, by visiting the Heritage Hub in Carnlough Town Hall before going on an energetic walk to Cranny Falls via Carnlough Harbour.
      1. Aerial view of Carnlough Harbour with shops and homes in the background and boats in the harbour
        Carnlough's sheltered historic harbour, with small fishing boats, is the focal point of this picturesque village, located on the Causeway Coastal Route. It's a well known Game of Thrones® film location, recognisable as the Free City of Braavos Canal.
        1. This is a 500m linear walk between two car parks, with no turnoffs or obstacles on the way.
        2. Hot Milk Forge offers evening and weekend classes in Blacksmithing and Bladesmithing.
          1. Choose your whiskey flight, then immerse yourself in the stories soaked into the walls around you. From aristocrats and Prime Ministers, to the amazing racehorse Arkle, share the flavours of the past and feel their warmth as you sip and savour specially created Bushmills Whiskey Flights paired with local delicacies and sharing platters. The Arkle Whiskey Bar in the Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough, is named after the legendary 1960’s steeplechaser. This family run bar is steeped in history and heritage and is the perfect place to share a dram, good conversation with the locals and soak up the spirit of the land and people that make this place so unique. Book one of our special whiskey flight experiences with tales of Arkle & Aristocrats
          Things to see & do near Glenarm Castle

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          Man and woman walking alongside River in Glenarm Forest surrounded by trees
          LocationGlenarm

          Explore the hidden charm of Glenarm Forest, boasting impressive views of Glenarm Castle, diverse…

          Aerial view of Carnlough Harbour with shops and homes in the background and boats in the harbour
          LocationCarnlough

          Carnlough's sheltered historic harbour, with small fishing boats, is the focal point of this…

          Glenarm Coast Walk
          LocationGlenarm

          This is a 500m linear walk between two car parks, with no turnoffs or obstacles on the way.

          Antrim Hills Way Hike
          LocationGlenarm

          Across scenic hill-tops

          Straidkilly Walk
          LocationCarnlough

          Mainly a hazel woodland walk, with areas of grassy clearings full of meadow flowers, best seen in…

          The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall
          LocationCarnlough

          Learn all about the development of Carnlough through the centuries, including its unique industrial…

          Glenarm Marina
          LocationGlenarm

          Glenarm Marina offers 40 fully serviced pontoon berths within the village's historical limestone…

          Aerial view of Glenarm Castle & Gardens with the ocean beyond.
          LocationGlenarm

          Crowned "Historic Houses 2023 Garden of the Year", Glenarm Castle and its walled gardens are a true…

          The Steensons Économusée
          LocationGlenarm

          The Steensons are delighted to welcome visitors to their workshop and gallery. A fascinating and…

          Curiosity boat leaving historical Carnlough harbour
          LocationCarnlough

          Memorable, invigorating boat trip in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Passengers have the…

          Layde Walk
          LocationGlenarm

          A short walk through the streets of Glenarm village.

          Glenarm to Larne Walk
          LocationGlenarm

          Featuring expansive panoramas and challenging climbs, this route

          Gortin Quarry Walk
          LocationCarnlough

          A gentle walk uphill

          Causeway Fisher Fishing Trips
          LocationCarnlough

          Hop aboard the Causeway Fisher and enjoy a 3 hour fishing trip out of Carnlough or Glenarm (subject…

          Glenarm to Ballynure incorporating Antrim Hills Way Hike
          LocationGlenarm

          Cutting a scenic route through the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

          Straidkilly Nature Reserve
          LocationCarnlough

          Small and secluded Ulster Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, located on an inland route between Glenarm…

          Glenarm Monthly Community Market
          LocationGlenarm

          Explore the Glenarm Community Market for artisan crafts, local treats, and live music. Accessible…

          Places to eat near Glenarm Castle

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          Brand image for Frances Anne Vane afternoon tea - features wording around a sculptured ladies head
          LocationCarnlough

          Immerse yourself in the luxurious life of Frances Anne Vane, Marchioness of Londonderry with a…

          Glenarm Castle Tea Room
          LocationGlenarm

          Step into the heart of Glenarm Castle's estate and discover our cosy Tea Room, nestled in the…

          Arkle Whiskey Bar
          LocationCarnlough

          Choose your whiskey flight, then immerse yourself in the stories soaked into the walls around you.…

          The Glencloy Inn
          LocationCarnlough

          Historic family owned, traditional Irish bar and restaurant located in the picturesque village of…

          Twilight Coffee
          LocationCarnlough

          Independent coffee shop serving specialty coffee, teas and locally baked treats. Located directly…

          Dining at the Londonderry Arms Hotel
          LocationCarnlough

          This traditional Georgian hotel in Carnlough, located midway between Belfast and The Giant’s…

          Cove Coffee Shop
          LocationGlenarm

          Cove Glenarm, nestled in Glenarm's historic village, offers freshly baked treats, quality coffee,…

          Places to stay near Glenarm Castle

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          Briarfield Farm Stays - The Caravan
          LocationBallymena

          The Briarfield Farm Stays Caravan is ideal for a relaxing retreat or as a base to explore the world…

          Back garden with outdoor playset with swings and a slide.
          LocationCarnlough

          4 Bedroom country house sleeps 8, that boasts spectacular views, a 5 minute walk to the beach.…

          The Quarrymen's Cottages A
          LocationGlenarm

          Enjoy maximum three star* luxury in this delightful and sympathetically restored cottage in the…

          The Quarrymen's Cottages B
          LocationBallymena

          21st Century comfort in an early 19th century restored cottage in historic Glenarm. This cottage…

          Carnlough Cottage
          LocationBallymena

          Beautiful 3 bedroom house in the seaside village of Carnlough, set in the gorgeous Glens Of Antrim…

          The Bridge Inn
          LocationCarnlough

          Family run guesthouse, holding a full pre 1904 hotel licence. Entertainment to suit everyone all…

          The Lookout
          LocationBallymena

          The Lookout is situated in the beautiful and tranquil village of Glenarm, nestled at the foot of…

          McCollum's Corner
          LocationBallymena

          Two minutes’ walk from Carnlough Harbour and a short distance from the beach. This 1850’s Stone…

          Water's Edge Glenarm Self Catering Apartment
          LocationBallymena

          Luxury 2 en suite bedroom apartment with sea views situated on the breathtakingly beautiful…

          Josie's Place at Water's Edge Glenarm
          LocationGlenarm

          Two en suite bedroomed apartment situated walking distance from Glenarm's Castle, Village and Bay.…

          Briarfield Farm Stays - The Cabin
          LocationGlenarm

          A unique luxury coastal getaway located on a family farm in the Glenarm countryside. Perfect for…

          Glenarm Castle Ocean View Pods
          LocationGlenarm

          Escape to our 4* Glenarm Castle Ocean View pods for a stylish rural retreat. Fully furnished with…

          Barbican
          LocationGlenarm

          Romantic in appearance and setting, and approached by a bridge over the Glenarm river, the Barbican…

          Gortnagory Carnlough
          LocationBallymena

          A fantastic recently renovated property located just on the edge of Carnlough village within a…

          Lisowen House Carnlough
          LocationCarnlough

          A beautiful, beach-side family home situated in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of…

          Twilight Bunkhouse
          LocationCARNLOUGH

          Twilight Bunkhouse is family-run accommodation with two 6-person dorm rooms and two 4-person…

          Londonderry Arms Hotel
          LocationCarnlough

          A charming traditional hotel in the small coastal village of Carnlough on the Antrim Coast Road, 14…

          The Mill House
          LocationBallymena

          Situated on a working farm. Children are welcome but need to be supervised. Dogs negotiable.

          1 Channel Vista
          LocationGlenarm

          Channel Vista Holiday Let is a fully equipped 4 bedroom bungalow (2 x double and 2 x single beds).…

          Ocean View Pods at Glenarm Castle
          LocationBallymena

          Escape to our 4* Glenarm Castle Ocean View pods for a stylish rural retreat. Fully furnished with…

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