Activities in Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Indoor Activities

Ebb & Flow

Find a unique souvenir for yourself or beautiful gift for someone else at Ebb & Flow. Featuring an assortment of unique items created by Northern Irish artists and craftspeople, including natural soaps made by shop

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Heritage Hub

Visit the local heritage hub, which includes a display about Carnlough’s quarrying and maritime history. Speak to volunteers to learn more about the village’s industrial heritage and get tips for spotting historical sites on a

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Carnlough Library

Visit the Carnlough Library for special events such as the Adult Reading Group or Rhythm & Rhyme (for babies and toddlers aged 0-4). For those who love a good tale, the Saturday Storytime often features

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Glenarm Castle

Glenarm

The village of Glenarm is approximately 5 minutes away by car along the Coast Road. Attractions here include: Glenarm Walled Garden & Tea Room—visit the grounds of Glenarm Castle, which was built in 1636 and

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Slemish Mountain

Slemish, Broughshane, Ballymena

Head inland to visit Slemish, Broughshane, or the town of Ballymena (all between 15-30 minutes away by car). Attractions here include: Slemish Mountain—climb in the historic footsteps of St. Patrick (yes, the St. Patrick)…legend has

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Ballycastle beach

Ballycastle & Rathlin Island

Visit the vibrant town of Ballycastle, frequently ranked as one of the best places to live in Northern Ireland. It’s a great spot for foodies, golfers, or those who just want to grab an ice

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Bushmills Distillery

Bushmill’s Whiskey Distillery

Bushmills Distillery traces its history back to 1608, making it the oldest licensed working distillery in the world. Guided tours operate daily, and visitors can get a firsthand look at how Bushmill’s makes their Irish

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Portrush Harbour

Portrush

Host of The 148th Open Championship in 2019, Portrush is a well-known spot for golfers from all over the world. The seaside resort town has something for everyone, including mouth-watering food, art and shops, and

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Portstewart Strand

Portstewart

Only 10 minutes away from Portrush, Portstewart is another bustling seaside town offering top-notch food, golf, and entertainment. Don’t miss out on the famed Portstewart Strand, a stunning strip of beach managed by the National

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NI Food Tours

Northern Irish Food Tours

In the past few years, Northern Ireland has become quite the foodie scene! For a food tour featuring local spots on the Antrim Coast, including Carnlough’s own Londonderry Arms and fantastic eateries in our neighbouring

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ÉCONOMUSÉE Northern Ireland

Started in Quebec in 1992, the Économusée program provides visitors with the opportunity to see local artisans and craftspeople at work using traditional methods to create their products. As of early 2020, Northern Ireland’s Causeway

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Ulster Museum

Ulster Museum

For those interested in the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, a visit to the Troubles Gallery at the Ulster Museum is a must! The museum also offers a range of exhibits, including dinosaur

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Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast is world-class exhibition featuring the story of the RMS Titantic. The museum takes visitors from the city’s 19th century ship-building history to 21st century exploration of the Titanic shipwreck. Highlights include an interactive

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St George's Market

St. George’s Market

Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, St. George’s Market is a fantastic spot to browse an eclectic mix of vendor stands. These feature a variety of products like fresh fish and produce, antiques, art, craft

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Cathedral Quarter

Cathedral Quarter

If you love exploring a warren of narrow cobblestone alleys with excellent restaurants, cocktail bars, and pubs tucked into every nook and cranny, the Cathedral Quarter is perfect for you. Well-known favourites include Hadski’s, The

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Belfast Black Cab Tours

Black Cab Tours

One of the best ways to learn about the Troubles in Northern Ireland is in a black cab tour! We recommend Paddy Campbell’s Black Cab Tours. Your driver will pick you up at your location

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Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol (Jail)

Visit the only remaining Victorian prison in Northern Ireland, which held prisoners from 1846 until it closed in 1996. During your 75-minute guided tour, you can walk the underground tunnel to the Crumlin Road Courthouse

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