Mid & East Antrim is indeed a land that has been shaped by Sea & Stone, from the awe-inspiring Gobbins Cliff Path to the magnificent Carrickfergus Castle and Slemish Mountain, this is a region which provides visitors with the magic ingredient – Authenticity.
As well as great attractions the region offers a range of experiences from Whiskey Tasting in Ireland’s oldest thatched pub to bow making or blacksmithing. Why not try something totally different and climb up a waterfall or just sit back and take in the view across to Scotland from the famous Glens of Antrim.
If food and drink is your thing, then you will not be disappointed. With award-winning Beef and Salmon at Glenarm Castle, locally produced craft beer at Hillstown Brewery or for the adventurous why not try the local delicacy, Lough Neagh Eels. All of this and more can be organised for groups or individuals.
One thing you cannot miss in this region is the Game of Thrones locations. Go back to the very beginning and see the location where Ned Stark struck of the head of a Black Watch deserter, or see the steps where Arya Stark ascended after being stabbed in Braavos. You can then visit the bar where she relaxed between shoots. Or why not visit the Silversmiths where they made some of the jewellery for the show including Joffrey’s Crown.
With a wide range of accommodation including 4* deluxe Hotel resorts, award-winning B&B’s and beautifully located Self Catering properties this is a great place to base yourself
• Located on the Causeway Coastal Route
• Game of Thrones Locations
• The Gobbins Cliff Path
• Award Winning Food & Drink
• Unique Experiences
Opening & closing times will vary by attraction
Last admission: Times will vary by attraction.
Approx. visit duration: Please allow for a full day to experience the history, heritage, and culture of the Mid & East Antrim Region.
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LANGUAGES: Free paper guides available in English.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Mid & East Antrim has a vast array of coffee shops and restaurants serving up more than your average cuppa. For food lovers try the award-winning Beef and Salmon at Glenarm Castle, locally produced craft beer at Hillstown Brewery or for the adventurous why not try the local delicacy, Lough Neagh Eels.
SHOPPING: Whether you are indulging in some retail therapy, searching for the perfect souvenir or simply window shopping, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Belfast City. The attractions in the surrounding towns and villages also offer a wide range of local crafts and gift ideas.
PARKING: There are various car parks throughout the region along with on-street parking
This will vary by attraction, please see individual attractions.
Situated on the east coast of Northern Ireland, just 20 minutes from Belfast and just over 1 hour from the Giant’s Causeway we are ideally located to use as a base to explore the whole of Northern Ireland
The Gobbins – Information Centre, 68 Middle Rd., Islandmagee, Co. Antrim BT40 3SL
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