Tourism & Day Trips
Plants, Gardens & Nature
Places to go in Northern Ireland
County Antrim
Giant's Causeway World famous geological formation on North coast. Spectacular mass of naturally occurring basalt columns. World Hertiage Site. The Giant's Causeway is set amongst dramatic sea cliffs. Great for seabirds and views of Scottish Islands.
Glens of Antrim Beautiful countryside of mountains, valleys, bays and villages
Antrim Coast Road A beautiful drive over 1 or 2 days, allowing time to stop at many sites of interest. Many of the sites on this page are on the coast road or easily accessible from it. The road covers beaches, clifftops, mountains all alongside the sea, with castles, villages and many outstanding viewpoints over land and over the sea to Scotland.
Glenariff Forest park in the Antrim Glens for walks, waterfalls and gorges.
White Park Bay National Trust, a long beach and dunes. (Currents strong - swimming can be dangerous)
Rathlin Island Island community and Nature Reserve. Very Good for nesting seabird colonies.
Murlough Bay National Trust beautiful sheltered wooded bay facing (NE) the Mull of Kintyre (Scotland).
Dunluce Castle Impressive ruined castle on clifftop. Stronghold of MacDonnell clan.
Portrush Small seaside town for all the family with extensive fine sandy beaches.
  • Antrim Castle: anglo-dutch 17th century water gardens, walks
  • Benvarden: 18th century walled garden with roses and kitchen garden
Forest & Country Parks
  • Ballypatrick: 5 mile drive through peatland forest. In mountains with excellent views.
  • Carnfunnock: N.Ireland shaped maze.Walled Garden, Golf, Driving Range.
  • Portglenone: riverside walks
Open Farms Brookhall Historical Farm (Magheragall), Leslie Hill (Ballymoney). Loughside (Ballycarry), Movanagher Fish Farm (Ballymoney), Watertop (Ballypatrick Forest).