Antrim Castle Gardens - Antrim
Antrim Castle Gardens - Antrim, these unique historic gardens, located close to Antrim town centre, are undergoing a major programme of works to restore many of the garden features dating back to the 17th century. The site will be easily accessible and will contain at its core, garden heritage, education and interpretation, and community arts facilities based around Clotworthy House, Long Barn and former Stable Yard.
Belfast Botanic Gardens, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast¢s playground, a bowling green, walking routes, a rose garden and assorted tropical plants, mature trees and flower beds.
Belfast Zoo - Antrim Road, Newtownabbey, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Belfast Zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals and 140 species. Many of the animals are under threat in their natural habitat. Some of the animals you can see include: Barbary Lions,Red Kangaroos, Spider Monkeys, Moloch Gibbons, Giraffes, Malayan Sun Bears. The Bird Park contains many exotic and endangered birds, including blue-bellied rollers, hornbills and white-crested turacos.
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge - Ballycastle, Co Antrim
The famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge spans an eighty feet deep chasm. In olden times it was a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which the fishermen would cross with fish caught off the island. That handrail has since been replaced by a two hand railed bridge, the current caged bridge was installed by the National Trust during Easter of 2000. This area has views from Larrybane headland and out to Sheep Island.
Dunluce Castle - Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim
Dunluce Castle, Bushmills is sited dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast. Surrounded by incredible coastal scenery, this medieval castle stands where an early Irish fort was once built and where its history can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. Guided tours available.
Giant's Causeway - 44 Causeway Road, Bushmills,Co. Antrim
Giant's Causeway, Co Antrim is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim, on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about two miles (3 km) north of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (36 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.
Old Bushmills Distillery
Old Bushmills Distillery situated in Bushmills, Distillery Road, Co. Antrim is the oldest licensed distillery in the world where the renowned Bushmills whiskey has been distilled legally since 1608 when King James 1 granted its license. A guided tour of the distillery is provided where the secrets of whiskey production is revealed and the visitor also allowed to sample the distilled product. Set in a beautiful area close to Portstewart and Portrush and other great visitor attractions in Co Antrim, such as the Giant's Causeway,Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle.