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  1. Arthur Cottage, Cullybackey, is the Ancestral Home of the 21st President of the USA Chester Alan Arthur.
    1. Discover Northern Ireland's first Conservation area, Gracehill, an award winning Georgian village near Ballymena with its own dedicated museum and fascinating Moravian settlement.
      1. Slemish Market Garden, located at Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena prides itself on using traditional methods to grow seasonal fruit, vegetables and cottage garden plants onsite. Fresh produce plus transplants and potted plants are available for sale.
        1. Night time exterior of the Thatch Inn Bar & Restaurant - white building with thatched roof and lights on in the upper windows
          18th century thatched, family friendly bar and restaurant set in the award winning village of Broughshane with a great choice of menu and unique historic features.
          1. The Spa at Galgorm is a true haven of peace and tranquillity where every conceivable aspect of our guest’s journey has been taken into consideration when designing our spaces, treatments and packages.
            Things to see & do near Slemish

            Highlights

            Ballymena Walking Tour
            LocationBallymena

            What I offer: ✓ Scheduled and bespoke walking tours ✓ Local history & heritage talks and…

            Arthur Cottage and Interpretative Centre
            LocationCullybackey

            Arthur Cottage, Cullybackey, is the Ancestral Home of the 21st President of the USA Chester Alan…

            THE SUMMER COUNTRY SHOW
            LocationBallymena

            JMG James McGarrity Promotions Back by popular demand the hugely successful " Summer Country Show "…

            Slemish Cycling Route
            LocationBallymena

            Scenic countryside circular route with stiff climbs.

            Red and Cream sign on building stating Broughshane Museum - Revolutionaries, Refugees, Royalty, Military Heroes and a Patron Saint.
            LocationBroughshane

            Housed on the top floor of Broughshane House, Broughshane House has thousands of items in its…

            Ecos Trail Cycling Route
            LocationBroughshane Road , Ballymena

            A rural journey across the Antrim Plateau to the North Channel.

            Jenny Bristow Cookery School Experience
            LocationCullybackey

            Join Jenny for a unique cookery event at her home, nestled in the rolling green countryside outside…

            SEx in the City Hall with image of outline of the 4 character against outline of City Hall
            LocationBallymena

            Sex In The City Hall Callie, Lottie, Maddy and Sammy are four best friends who work together in…

            Ballymena Golf Club
            LocationBallymena

            Founded in 1903 and located on the fringes of the ‘Britain in Bloom’ award winning village of…

            Stephen Larne SABOTAGE picture with image of 2 crossed guns The Dundonald Liberation Army
            LocationBallymena

            Stephen Large, the man behind social media sensation the Dundonald Liberation Army, brings his…

            Midtown Makers Studio Craft Workshops
            LocationBallymena

            Midtown Makers Studio and Shop, is one of Northern Ireland's foremost handmade craft and gift…

            Miniville Play Sign featuring the words plus llustrated images of ice cream van, shop, church, house and castle.
            LocationCarrickfergus

            Discover Mini Ville, a magical play hub in Carrickfergus, where children explore themed buildings,…

            The People’s Park
            LocationBallymena

            45-acre urban park in the heart of Ballymena with something to do for all the family - you can…

            Picture of The Braid Museum
            LocationBallymena

            An exhibition highlighting how Mid and East Antrim Museum Collections provide a window into past…

            Thermal Spa Village at Galgorm
            LocationGalgorm, Ballymena

            The Spa at Galgorm is a true haven of peace and tranquillity where every conceivable aspect of our…

            Roots Revealed
            LocationBallymena

            Based in County Antrim, Roots Revealed specialises in ancestral research within the nine Counties…

            Ballymena Walking Tour
            LocationBallymena

            Join Alastair Donaghy on a guided tour of Ballymena's history, from medieval origins to 1798…

            Indoor soft play and themed custom houses for children under 7
            LocationBallymena

            Step into Honeybees Playtown, an imaginative indoor miniature "town" for children 7 and under.…

            Black metal Buttermilk Bridge Riverside Path sign with writing in yellow and image of a bridge with cow and milk maid crossing
            LocationBrougshane

            Broughshane is known as the "Garden Village of Ulster" thanks to its floral displays. Over 75,000…

            Galgorm Castle Golf Club
            LocationBallymena

            Galgorm Castle Golf Club is an exciting mixture of the new and the old. This 18 hole, 6930 yards…

            Broughshane Waterfowl Park
            LocationBroughshane

            Special waterfowl pond and woodland in Broughshane, run by volunteers with lots of wildlife and…

            Exclusive NI Tours
            LocationBroughshane

            We provide luxury XJ Jaguars and Range Rovers for bespoke tours throughout Northern Ireland or…

            Picture of The Braid Museum
            LocationBallymena

            The Mid-Antrim Museum, offers a fascinating experience for all the family. The museum boasts two…

            Ecos Centre Nature Park
            LocationBallymena

            Ecos Nature Park is an oasis of wildlife, close to the heart of Ballymena town with 8 kilometres of…

            Places to eat & drink near Slemish

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            Middletown Coffee Co.
            LocationBallymena

            'A must visit location when on a Northern Ireland Coffee Tour’ - Middletown is more than quality…

            Galgorm Estate Gin Tasting Experience
            LocationBallymena

            Unique gin tasting experience at Galgorm Resort, near Ballymena as they showcase hand selected gins…

            Follow Coffee Co
            LocationBallymena

            Good quality coffee and food in comfortable surroundings within the heart of Ballymena.

            Castle Kitchen and Bar at Galgorm
            LocationBallymena

            The distinct warmth, and ambience of Castle Kitchen + Bar make it a space for all occasions and…

            Gillies Grill at Galgorm
            LocationBallymena

            Gillies Grill offers a casual style of dining with menus catering for a wide range of tastes,…

            Gatto's Ristorante
            LocationBallymena

            Gatto’s is a family run business in Ballymena town centre, inspired by their Italian family…

            Origin Nightclub
            LocationBallymena

            This nightclub is the centrepiece of Ballymena’s weekend nightlife.

            Tullyglass Hotel Dining Experience
            LocationBallymena

            At Tullyglass Hotel we offer our guests both informal and formal dining options throughout the day.…

            Chocoa Couture Chocolate House and Bistro
            LocationBallymena

            Northern Ireland's first premium chocolate and dessert boutique bistro, located in Ballymena…

            The Blackstone Bar
            LocationBallymena

            The Blackstone Bar is located in Hill Street just off the main shopping area of Ballymena, boasts a…

            Nobel Café
            LocationBallymena

            Nobel is an award winning contemporary café located on Church Street in the heart of Ballymena.…

            Serving counter and tables and chairs in main eating area of the The Secret Garden Cafe
            LocationBallymena

            The Secret Garden Cafe located in the grounds of Ecos Nature Park in Ballymena operates 7 days a…

            McKendry's Lounge & Bar
            LocationBallymena

            Located in the heart of Galgorm, McKendry’s Lounge & Bar offers the warm ambience and atmosphere of…

            Rococo
            LocationBallymena

            Fantastic family owned restaurant, in the heart of Ballymena town centre, offering a great…

            The Grouse Restaurant & Bar
            LocationBallymena

            The Grouse Restaurant & Bar has long been a favourite for food, drinks and live entertainment in…

            Fratelli at Galgorm
            LocationBallymena

            Fratelli Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar oozes rustic Italian charm with a contemporary edge, welcoming…

            Toast
            LocationCullybackey

            “Toast” stands for Totally Original And Seriously Tasty and is a delightful café in the heart of…

            The Clockhouse Restaurant @ Leighinmohr House Hotel
            LocationBallymena

            The Clockhouse in the Leighinmohr House Hotel, Ballymena is one of County Antrim’s leading eateries…

            Millside Restaurant Gracehill
            LocationGracehill

            Millside Restaurant is an award winning family run business in the historic village of Gracehill,…

            Image of Dining Area in Adair Arms Hotel
            LocationBallymena

            An extensive menu of fresh locally sourced, quality ingredients served in our spacious, relaxing…

            Mary And Martha’s Vintage Tea Room
            LocationAhoghill

            Mary and Martha’s Vintage Tea Room in Ahoghill have a choice of great quality food, whether that’s…

            The Front Page Bar
            LocationBallymena

            A “traditional-meets-modern” award winning and innovative pub in the centre of Ballymena, which…

            Beer garden and outside eating area of Flax restaurant in Broughshane
            LocationBroughshane

            Indulge in FLAX Steakhouse at Raceview Mill, Broughshane, where culinary excellence meets relaxed…

            The Smoking Monkey Cocktail & Sports Bar
            LocationBallymena

            Ballymena's newest cocktail and sports bar, The Smoking Monkey, is a space like no other in the…

            Places to stay near Slemish

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            Galgorm Cottage
            LocationBallymena

            A stone built cottage with patio doors leading to a beautiful garden with 100 year old trees.…

            Knocknagreena Coachhouse
            LocationBallymena

            Knocknagreena Coach House is situated on the Broughshane Road in Ballymena, County Antrim. Our…

            Carncairn Self Catering – The West Wing
            LocationBallymena

            This spacious private wing is attached to a Georgian family home set in its own mature gardens and…

            Comfy Cottage
            LocationBallymena

            This comfy property is perfectly located for exploring NI by car, cycle or public transport. A few…

            The Cabin
            LocationBallymena

            Located mid-way between Belfast & The Causeway Coast, The Cabin is a cosy secluded retreat for…

            The Dreen
            LocationCullybackey
            Stone Flax Mill restored self catering - black stone building with water wheel at side of house
            LocationBallymena

            Escape to rural tranquility in Connor, County Antrim. Our Flax Mill, dating back to the 1700s,…

            Pinegrove Lodge B&B Ballymena
            LocationBallymena

            A warm welcome awaits you at Pinegrove Lodge Guest Accommodation which is situated in a quiet…

            Carncairn Self Catering –  The Grange
            LocationBallymena

            Carncairn Grange is a spacious Georgian style house 1/2 mile from Broughshane, only 40 minutes from…

            Ash Lodge
            LocationBallymena

            Ash Lodge is ideal whether you're visiting for a peaceful break in the surrounding countryside or…

            Glenburn Bed & Breakfast
            LocationBallymena

            On the outskirts of Ballymena, beside Galgorm Spa Hotel, only 45 mins from the spectacular Giant's…

            Laurel Cottage
            LocationBallymena

            2-bedroom country cottage with rear garden and parking available.

            64 Hillmount Road
            LocationBallymena
            Front View of Cottage
            LocationBallymena

            Located in peaceful sheep farming countryside just outside the award winning village of Broughshane…

            Galgorm - Log Cabins
            LocationBallymena

            Beautiful log cabins situated on Galgorm's 163 acre estate. Each cabin sleeps from 5 up to 8 guests…

            Adair Arms Hotel
            LocationBallymena

            The Adair Arms Hotel offers an extensive menu made up of a variety of dishes, using the best local…

            The Howe
            LocationBallymena

            B&B house situated on a small farm in a peaceful scenic setting with views of Slemish mountain and…

            Gracehill Cottage
            LocationBallymena

            Situated within the historic village of Gracehill and halfway between Belfast and the Causeway…

            Oranmore Guest House
            LocationBallymena

            Oranmore Guesthouse is located on the tree lined Galgorm Road with excellent parking and beautiful…

            Galgorm - Red Oaks
            LocationBallymena

            Secluded residence at Galgorm offering privacy & comfort for up to 12 guests. Located a stone's…

            The Wee Stop Gap
            LocationBallymena
            Slemish View
            LocationBallymena

            Slemish View offers a spectacular countryside view in a peaceful rural setting. Discover true…

            The Cullybackey Cottage
            LocationBallymena
            Lisnafillan Lodge
            LocationBallymena

            Early 1800's house in peaceful rural setting 3 miles from Ballymena town centre. Near Galgorm and…

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