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					Visitor Guide 2008
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                                                                                            Set your
                                                                                            spirit free with
                                                                                            the journey
                                                                                            of a lifetime
                                                                                            To witness the drama of Ireland’s Causeway
                                                                                            Coast and Glens is to walk with the ancient
                                                                                            spirits of its deep glens and experience a
                                                                                            unique blend of majesty and sheer beauty. You
                                                                                            won’t just walk or drive through this land: you
                                                                                            will take a journey of the spirit. This is a special
                                                                                            place for a special holiday and your experience
                                                                                            will be yours alone, for in this corner of the
                                                                                            world we still believe in travellers, not tourists.
                                                                                            The diversity of this sculpted landscape, under
                                                                                            wide bright skies and ever-changing light,
                                                                                            is sharpened by the rare purity of its air;
                                                                                            refreshing, invigorating. No need to rush it for,
                                                                                            as they say here, ‘When God made time, He
                                                                                            made plenty of it!’
                                                                                            And when you have wondered at the
                                                                                 UNESCO     unsurpassed natural dramas of the Causeway
                                                                                            Coast and Glens, from the golden sands to
                                                                                 WORLD      the purple-browed hills, you’ll find they are
                                                                                 HERITAGE   matched by the man made glories. Heritage,
                                                                                 SITE       culture and visitor attractions abound. Ancient
                                                                                            castles brood, their stones remembering long-
                                                                                            gone nights of feasting and days of treachery
                                                                                            and slaughter. Crumbling church ruins testify
                                                                                            to the births, the marriages, the deaths of
                                                                                            generations forgotten, their joys, their struggles.
                                                                                            Romance is in that pure air.
                                                                                            If you’re looking for contrasts, the attractions of
                                                                                            the past are well matched by sporting, leisure
                                                                                            and fun activities, by fabulous unspoilt beaches
                                                                                            stretching endlessly, traditional family resorts,
                                                                                            bustling and sophisticated towns with shops
                                                                                            and restaurants for all tastes and pockets.


                                                                                 IDYLLIC
                                                                                 HIDE-
                                                                                 AWAYS
                                                                                            Contents
                                                                                            4   Causeway Coastal Route
                                                                                            10 Explore a land of surprises
                                                                                            16 The Glens of Antrim
                                                                                            18 Family fun
                                                                                            22 Enjoy the outdoors
                                                                                            26 Myths and legends
                                                                                            28 Come on in - the craic’s great
                                                                                            31 Why this area is so special
                                                                                            32 Your 5 day itinerary
                                                                                            34 Causeway Coast & Glens map
                                                                                            36 Getting here and there
                                                                                            38 Activities
Main pic: Dunluce Castle




                                                                                 DRAMATIC   39 Tours and guides
                                                                                 COAST-     46 Accommodation
                                                                                 LINES


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                                             The Causeway Coastal Route, from Belfast                and say hello to the little people before you pass
                                             Lough to Lough Foyle is a kaleidoscope journey          over one of their bridges and give due respect
                                             of natural wonders, peppered with villages and          to thorn trees, for you never know who may be
                                             towns which have retained character and charm           living just underneath the spiky branches! Take
                                             over the generations. Each have their own stories       time to marvel at the sunset over Carnlough’s
                                             to tell of myth and history and you’ll find that         picturesque harbour.
                                             the entire nation seems to boast the famous ‘gift             Famed in legend and a million songs, each
                                             of the gab’. This makes asking directions a long        of the nine glens has its own distinct character
                                             drawn out affair, for everyone you ask will want        and charm. Their very names conjure up ancient
                                             you to see their favourite spot, but it all adds        mysteries. Glenarm - the glen of the army
                                             to the charm and, with scenery like this, who’s         (Glenarm Castle is the seat of the Earls of Antrim,
                                             hurrying anyway?                                        one of the ancient feudal landowning families),
                                                   Just a few miles along Newtownabbey’s             Glencloy - glen of the dykes, Glenariff - glen of
                                             Loughshore (offering a magnificent backdrop as           the plough, Glenballyemon - Edwardstown Glen,
                                             you start your adventure) is the pretty seaside         Glenaan - glen of the little fords, Glencorp - glen of
                                             town of Carrickfergus. Overlooking the marina is        the dead, Glendun - the brown glen, Glenshesk -
                                             Ireland’s oldest, best and certainly most famous        glen of the reeds and Glentaisie - after Taisie,
                                             preserved Norman Castle, built in the 12th Century      princess of Rathlin Island. (Try challenging locals
                                             as a defence against marauders.                         how many they can name and translate: you may
                                                   Travel onwards to the busy commercial centre      win or lose the bet, but your audacity will almost
                                             and ferry-port of Larne which is regarded by many       certainly engage you in some great conversations!).
                                             as the gateway to the Causeway Coast and Glens.               Magnificent Glenariff, with its stern high
                                             Then turn towards Glenarm or alternatively take         cliffs and tumbling waterfalls is known as the
                                             a detour around Islandmagee (this being Ireland,        ‘Queen of the Glens’. Its upper reaches also
                                             this is not a real island, but a peninsula!) As you     embrace one of Ireland’s great forest parks with
                                             drive you’ll be amazed at the dazzling views of the     a network of scenic walks by tumbling rivers and
                                             Scottish coast unfolding across the North Channel.      panoramic viewpoints.
                                                   Glenarm itself is a pretty village at the mouth         Take the opportunity to divert inland through
                                             of the first of the glens, which bears the same          the flower filled village of Broughshane, and
                                             name. You are now entering an area where                clamber up Slemish Mountain, where St. Patrick,
1 Carrick-a-Rede ropebridge                  fairies and folklore are not to be dismissed: they      the Patron Saint of Ireland, is said to have tended
2 Gleno Forest                               still have mastery of the Glens! Listen to the locals   livestock as a slave boy in the 5th Century.




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     The town of Cushendall, the ‘capital of the       great cliff-top and wild beach walks).                   a brief encounter with the beautiful Bann Valley,
Glens’, with its unique town-centre tower house             Then on to the UNESCO World Heritage                Drumaheglis Marina and the market town of
is well worth a meander, before moving on to           Site of the Giant’s Causeway, an iconic symbol           Ballymoney.
Cushendun, a relaxing ‘time-capsule’ village           of the region and one of Ireland’s major visitor              Continue on to Coleraine to enjoy shopping
of pretty Cornish-style cottages owned by the          attractions. A wonderful honeycomb of almost             in relaxed fashion in the town’s attractive
National Trust. From here you could take the           40,000 mainly hexagonal columns packed                   pedestrianised centre, with well known high street
‘straight’ road to the seaside town of Ballycastle -   together from the cliffs right down and into the         names and an impressive range of independent
but be careful not to fall prey to the mysterious      sea…and echoed again on a more modest scale in           shops and major family owned stores.
‘vanishing lake’ of Loughareema!                       Scotland: this is a sight not to be missed and never          Returning on to the Causeway Coastal Route,
     If you stay by the coastline for just a while     to be forgotten. The natural grandeur of the rock        head towards Limavady, via Castlerock. Look out
more, you’ll be rewarded - the narrow road from        formations set against the sea creates stunning          for the glorious Mussenden Temple, the clifftop
Cushendun to Torr Head is a switchback that            views, while the story of the giant Finn McCool          folly said to have been inspired by the Temple of
scenically is one of the finest sections of coastal     who allegedly made the Causeway as a road to             Vesta in Rome. Drive down to Downhill, Benone or
road in Ireland. Torr Head itself is worth a brief     meet a Scottish enemy is sure to delight.                Magilligan, leave the car for a while and just walk.
diversion for its great seascape views before               Take a ride on a traditional steam train (or just   These are wonderful windswept and dramatic
heading on, by lonely and lovely Murlough Bay          drive) to Bushmills, the home of the world’s oldest      beaches, great stretches of unspoilt coastline, so
and behind the massive ramparts of Fair Head,          licensed whiskey distillery, established in 1608.        long that you will often find yourself quite alone -
to Ballycastle, where, if you’re there in August,      Enjoy a ‘wee Bush’ and learn the secret of the           and at one - with nature.
you can join in the craic of the Oul’ Lammas Fair.     water of life!                                                An old Irish saying has it: ‘When you
Look out for the traditional sticky sweet Yellow            From Bushmills, the road runs by the                take a path, the path takes you’. The modern
Man, and the edible seaweed, Dulse. Both are fair      magnificent cliff-top castle of Dunluce (try to see it    interpretation ‘go with the flow’ loses some of the
favourites but you should be able to track them        against the setting sun) and then to the traditional     romance, but the general advice is wise.
down at other times too.                               resort towns of Portrush and Portstewart, with
     If you have the nerve for it, take your courage   their magnificent Blue Flag beaches, hotels,
in your hands and cross the amazing Carrick-a-         amusements and stimulating night life, the fun
Rede rope bridge as it swings over an 80 foot          venues for generations of people from across the         1   Turnly’s Tower, Cushendall
chasm. Ballintoy Harbour, reached by a steep           North of Ireland and well beyond.                        2   Glenarm Castle
windy road is a painter’s paradise and the start of         After a long walk along Portstewart Strand to       3   Fairhead
the 15-mile Causeway Coast Path, (one of Europe’s      clear the head, take the opportunity to divert for       4   Sallagh Ring


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                                                                                           6 must see’s




                                                                                           The Giant’s Causeway
                                                                                           (2 miles east of Bushmills) Ireland’s top tourist
                                                                                           attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
                                                                                           T 028 2073 1855 (Visitors Centre)
                                                                                           T 028 2073 1582 (National Trust)
                                                                                           www.ntni.org.uk

                                                                                           Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
                                                                                           (Half a mile from Ballintoy) Enjoy the
                                                                                           challenge of crossing the precarious Carrick-
                                                                                           A-Rede rope bridge which crosses a 24m
                                                                                           deep and 18m wide chasm giving access to a
                                                                                           salmon fishery. Stunning views over the sea to
                                                                                           the Scottish coast.
                                                                                           T 028 2073 1582 / 028 2076 9839
                                                                                           www.ntni.org.uk




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                                                                                           Carrickfergus Castle
                                                                                           (Marine Highway, Carrickfergus) Dominating
                                                                                           the town’s skyline is Ireland’s best preserved
                                                                                           Norman Castle.
                                                                                           T 028 9335 1273
                                                                                           www.ehsni.gov.uk

 The Folklore of Trees                                                                     Dunluce Castle
 There has always been a strong association in the                                         (3 miles east of Portrush) Clinging fast onto
 glens between the hawthorn tree and fairies. Small,                                       a dramatic clifftop, Dunluce is thought to be
 gnarled hawthorns, often of great age, survive on                                         the most romantic and picturesque Castle in
 slopes and in fields where other obstructions to                                           Ireland dating back to the 14th Century.
 the plough have long since been removed. Stories                                          T 028 2073 1938
 abound of the misfortunes that have befallen those                                        www.ehsni.gov.uk
 foolish enough to cut down a ‘skeoch’, as they are
 known (someone struck dumb or even a man’s head                                           Old Bushmills Distillery Co.
 turned back-to-front).                                                                    (Main Street, Bushmills) Pass by the shining
      Twigs of hazel are favoured by water diviners                                        copper stills and age old casks before sampling
 and noted for providing protection against                                                the finest Irish Malt Whiskey at the world’s
 mischievous fairies, (tying a hazel branch to a horse                                     oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
 discourages fairies from taking the animal). Alder, on                                    T 028 2073 1521
 the other hand, is feared for harbouring water spirits                                    www.bushmills.com
 and the ash is said to be the first tree that lightning
 will strike, and should be avoided in a storm.                                            Downhill Demesne & Mussenden Temple
      The survival of beliefs and traditions within the                                    (1 mile west of Castlerock) Perilously close to
 glens continues to enrich the cultural heritage of                                        the edge of a sheer drop stands this beautiful
 the area, and, although not everyone will admit to                                        18th Century folly, originally inspired by the
 believing in fairies, few would dare to cut down a                                        Tivoli Temple of Vesta.
 hawthorn tree.                                                                            T 028 2073 1582
                                                          A lone fairy tree on the glens   www.ntni.org.uk


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 Historic
 attractions



 Sentry Hill
 (40 Ballycraigy Road, Newtownabbey)
 This Victorian farmhouse and garden tells the
 story of the McKinney family in Ulster during
 the 19th and 20th Centuries.
 T 028 9034 0064
 www.newtownabbey.gov.uk
                                                    1
 Hezlett House
 (107 Sea Road, Castlerock) 300 year old
 thatched cottage with timber frames dating
 from 1690, making it one of the oldest
 buildings in Northern Ireland.
 T 028 2073 1582
 www.ntni.org.uk




 Pattersons Spade Mill
 (751 Antrim Road, Templepatrick) The last
 surviving water-driven spade mill in Ireland.
 Enjoy a guided tour and see spades being           2
 made with the original hammers and press.
 T 028 9443 3619 / 028 2073 1582
 www.ntni.org.uk




 Arthur Cottage
 (Dreen, Cullybackey) The ancestral home
 of the 21st President of the USA, Chester
 Alan Arthur.
 T 028 2565 7161
 T 028 2588 0781 (seasonal)
 www.ballymena.gov.uk

 Flame, The Gasworks Museum of Ireland              3
 (44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus) Ireland’s
 sole surviving and fully restored coal gasworks,                      1   Loughareema (the vanishing lake!)
 dating from 1855.                                                     2   Carrickfergus Marina
 T 028 9336 9575                                                       3   Rathlin Island
 www.flamegasworks.co.uk                                                4   Mussenden Temple


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Explore a land
of surprises




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1   Carnlough Harbour                        The Causeway Coast and Glens will charm and            Bann a few miles from the coast is a shopper-
2   Giant’s Head, Portrush                   delight even the most jaded traveller and visitors     friendly university town on whose edge slumbers
3   Drumaheglis Marina, Ballymoney           return year after year to enjoy the natural and        the home of the first people to settle in Ireland
4   Celtic Cross near Glenarm                man-made beauties along the coast.                     nine thousand years ago, at Mountsandel.
                                                  If you are prepared, however, to turn your back         Serious shoppers in search of retail therapy
                                             on the sea and drive inland, you’ll find another,       should be sure to visit the extensive retail park
                                             perhaps less well known, vision of the region.         at Newtownabbey and the wide range of outlets
                                                  Bustling bright towns with lively                 offered by the modern shopping centres in
                                             entertainment, hills and moorland to ramble in,        Ballymena. Ballymoney and Limavady, for
                                             forests and parks to explore, rivers to cruise, fish    centuries important market towns, and which
                                             to boast about (without stretching the truth!),        still retain many of their traditional family-owned
                                             golf galore and sites that breathe the history of a    stores are also well worth a visit. Smaller towns,
                                             people who shaped not only their own land but          steeped in history, each with a unique character
                                             many lands far off… few regions so compact can         and charm will give you something to talk about
                                             boast such a surprising and exciting diversity of      and remember.
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                                                      No fewer than three American Presidents have           the Garron Plateau, high above lovely Glenariff -
                                                      their family roots in the region. The parental         once densely peopled by neolothic farmers, now a
                                                      home of Andrew Jackson, 7th President, at              wide and empty moorland where the wind sighs
                                                      the wonderfully named Boneybefore near                 and stirs the water of the lonely lakes.
                                                      Carrickfergus has been carefully restored (and               Less wild, but no less enticing, are the country
                                                      is complemented now by the more modern                 and urban parks - Carnfunnock near Larne, with
                                                      US Rangers Centre nearby); Arthur Cottage in           its acres of parkland rolling down to the sea,
                                                      Cullybackey near Ballymena, family home of             Limavady’s Roe Valley with its romantic river
                                                      Chester Alan Arthur, 21st President, has also been     walks, Riverside Park at Ballymoney or even, along
                                                      restored, and visitors can view the site of the        the shore of Belfast Lough, in Newtownabbey, the
                                                      ancestral home of 25th President William McKinley      parkland walks of Hazelbank and Jordanstown.
                                                      at Conagher near Ballymoney.                           Coleraine has established a network of woodland
                                                           Hezlett House near Castlerock is a magnificent     and riverside parks, walks and cycle tracks.
                                                      example of skilful restoration work, in this case a          For the nature-lover there is a constantly
                                                      thatched house dating from the 1600s. You can          unfolding diversity of plant and animal habitats,
                                                      also visit the spot, near Ballycastle, where radio     from deep and shady river gorges to windswept
                                                      was born! It was from here that Marconi sent the       cliffs. Geologically the area, and especially the
                                                      world’s first wireless message, across the sea to       coast, with its exposed rocks, tells stories of
2                                                     Rathlin Island, in 1898.                               ruptured continents and the birth of oceans, and is
                                                           Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Ballymena, Larne         one of the most important in the British Isles.
                                                      and Carrickfergus have established local museums             The landscape of the Causeway Coast and
                                                      where the history and customs of their areas can       Glens is outstanding, with statistics that reinforce
                                                      be studied at suitably relaxed and pleasurable pace.   the claim: the region can boast of the UNESCO
                                                           For the rambler and the hill-walker the           World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway, seven
                                                      hinterland of the Causeway Coast and Glens             Special Protection Areas, eleven Special Areas of
                                                      will draw you in with open arms to explore its         Conservation, fifty four Areas of Special Scientific
                                                      spreading forests and moors. Walk through forest       Interest, six globally recognised wetland sites,
    1   Carrickfergus Castle                          tracks and chattering streams to the moonscape         sixteen national nature reserves and four Areas of
    2   Glenarm marina                                summit of Trostan, Co Antrim’s highest point, or       Outstanding Natural Beauty!!
    3   Broughshane, Entente Florale winner           to great Knocklayd rising like an ancient volcano
    4   Newtownabbey Loughshore                       behind Ballycastle. Feel the bite of the wind on       DO NOT FORGET YOUR CAMERA!



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                                                      Local crafts,
                                                      shops and tea rooms
                                                      Bannside Craft Shop &                   Junction One
                                                      Coffee Shop                             111 Junction One International
                                                      11 Ballymena Road, Portglenone          Outlet Shopping, Antrim
                                                      T 028 2582 1754                         T 028 9442 9111
                                                                                              www.junctionone.co.uk
                                                      Creative Gardens
                                                      Bushmills Garden Centre                 Pretty Crafty Design at
                                                      88 Ballyclough Road, Bushmills          Willow Garden Tea Room
                                                      T 028 2073 1287                         5 Springbank Road, Castlerock
                                                      www.creativegardens.net                 T 028 7084 8146
                                                                                              www.prettycraftydesignstudio.com
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                                                      Gloonan Gallery
                                                      13 Church Street, Ahoghill, Ballymena   R&J Hillis
                                                      T 028 2587 8470                         27-29 Main Street, Portrush
                                                      www.gloonangallery.net                  T 028 7082 3203
                                                                                              www.giftwareireland.com
                                                      Magpie Crafts
                                                      70 Ringrash Road                        Crusoes Coffee Shop
                                                      Macosquin, Coleraine                    29 Sea Road, Castlerock
                                                      T 028 7032 1131                         T 028 7084 9618
                                                      M 07802 248 679                         M 07746 578 179
                                                      E magpiecrafts@btinternet.com           www.crusoescoffeeshop.co.uk



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 Museums
 Ballymoney Museum
 (Townhead Street, Ballymoney) The museum
 traces the history of the area and the character   Ossian the Bard
 of the people. A variety of artefacts are on       Ossian the Bard was the son of Finn McCool
 display and exhibitions change throughout the      and a great warrior and poet. Ossian was
 year. The museum also features themes such         tempted to dwell with Niamh, a lady of the
 as motorcycle road racing.                         ‘Underworld’, the ‘Land of Eternal Youth’,
 T 028 2766 0230                                    where no one ever aged. He was warned
 www.visitballymoney.com                            never to set foot on land again or he would
                                                    at once grow old and frail. But he could
 Mid-Antrim Museum                                  not resist coming back to Glenaan, and set
 (The Braid, Bridge Street, Ballymena) The new      about doing so on horseback, but he fell
 state of the art Mid-Antrim Museum, opened         from his horse while assisting an old lady,
 in Spring 2008, offers a fascinating museum        and on contact with the ground aged and
 experience for all the family.                     died almost at once. A stone-age burial cairn
 T 028 2565 7161                                    near Cushendall has long been romantically
 www.mid-antrimmuseums.org                          associated with the grave of Ossian.

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1   Dark Hedges, near Ballymoney
2   Binevenagh, Limavady
3   Hezlett House, Castlerock
4   Black Arch, Ballygally
5   Portstewart Harbour




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The Glens of Antrim
These nine famous glens, endowed
with evocative names and blessed
with a diversity of landscape are also
rich in history, in folklore and in the
natural beauty that is a world away
from the frantic bustle of modern life.
Famed in legend are the magnificent Glens of           Glencorp: The glen of the slaughtered, close by
Antrim. The rich musical sounds of their names         Glenaan and roughly parallel to the main road
and their meanings relate to the character of          from Cushendall to Cushendun.
the glens or events of long ago. Characterised
                                                       Glenaan: The glen of the colt’s foot or rush lights,
by tumbling waterfalls, rushing rivers, lush forest
                                                       a rugged glen - having the site of the legendary
parks and spectacular scenery, each glen is unique
                                                       Ossian’s grave, with the Cushendall - Ballymoney
in its beauty and each deserves a visit.
                                                       mountain road.
Glenarm: The glen of the army - with Glenarm           Glendun: The glen of the brown river, adjacent
village, eleven miles north of Larne, on the           to Cushendun village; spanned by a viaduct on
famous Antrim Coast Road.                              the main Cushendall - Ballycastle road.
Glencloy: The glen of the hedges, two miles            Glenshesk: The sedgy glen, east of the town of
north of Glenarm, with the village of Carnlough at     Ballycastle, and sweeping towards the ruins of
its foot.                                              historical Bonamargy friary.
Glenariff: The arable or fertile glen, the best-       Glentaisie: The glen of ‘Tasie of the bright sides’,
known of the nine, which sweeps majestically           roughly west of Ballycastle and, like Glenshesk,
towards the village of Waterfoot.                      close to the town.
Glenballyemon: Edwardstown glen, at the foot of
which is Cushendall - more or less at the centre of
the nine glens.




 Parks & Gardens                                       Glenarm Castle
                                                       (2 Castle Lane, Glenarm) The Walled Garden
                                                       and Tea Room with various events from a
                                                       Fine Food Fair to Classical Music make this a
                                                                                                               1
                                                       must visit destination.
                                                       T 028 2884 1203
                                                       www.glenarmcastle.com

                                                       Forest Parks
                                                       Glenariff Forest Park, Portglenone Forest,
                                                       Ballypatrick Forest, Coleraine Woods. These
                                                       are just a few of the forests in the area, for
                                                       information contact Forest Service.
                                                       T 028 2955 6000
 Benvarden Gardens                                     www.forestserviceni.gov.uk
 (36 Benvarden Road Dervock) The Walled Garden
 has been in existence since 1788. There is also a     Roe Valley Country Park
 small lake, woodland walks and tea room.              (41 Dogleap Road, Limavady) Beautiful
 T 028 2074 1331                                       riverside walks await the visitor here as well
 www.benvarden.com                                     as a countryside museum.
                                                       T 028 7772 2074
 Carnfunnock Country Park                              www.ehsni.gov.uk
 (Drains Bay, Coast Road, Larne) Country
 park consisting of mixed woodland, colourful          Ballyrobert Cottage Garden & Nursery
 gardens, walking trails, coastline, family fun zone   (154 Ballyrobert Road, Ballyclare) Beautifully
 and visitors centre.                                  designed & maintained garden with specialist nursery.
 T 028 2827 0541                                       T 028 9332 2952
 www.larne.gov.uk/carnfunnock                          www.ballyrobertcottagegarden.co.uk
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                                                                  1 Glenariff Glen
                                                                  2 Carnfunnock Country Park
                                                                  3 Wild garlic, Glenarm
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                                             See the sights of Portrush, Northern Ireland’s         offer at Waterworld, Portrush’s amazing indoor
                                             premier seaside resort, from the comfort of the        seaside centre.
                                             unique road train familiarly known as the Portrush          Finn McCool’s Adventure Playground, Treasure
                                             Puffer. Listen to one of the many band concerts at     Fortress and Turbo Tours are three of the exciting
                                             Portstewart’s Crescent as the children splash in the   attractions found at the Dunluce Centre, Portrush,
                                             sea water pools or spin around in the motorised        also complemented by the Centre’s Viewing Tower
                                             ‘bumper cars’.                                         providing panoramic views for miles around.
                                                  Enjoy the outdoor heated splash pools at               White knuckle rides, waltzers and other
                                             Benone Tourist Complex where mums and dads             scream inducing thrills await the fearless at Barry’s
                                             can try out the golf practice range and older ‘kids’   Amusement Park, Portrush. For something entirely
                                             can tackle the adventure play areas.                   different, Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Railway
                                                  Practise your serve at one of Ballycastle’s       will take you on a steam locomotive along the
                                             championship tennis courts - grass or all weather,     magnificent coastal stretch between Bushmills and
                                             the choice is yours. Experience country life first      the Giant’s Causeway.
                                             hand at Leslie Hill Open Farm near Ballymoney, or           Atlantic breakers crashing on white sandy
                                             go for a ramble through one of the many country        shores. Shallow waters lapping on quiet sheltered
                                             parks dotted throughout the region.                    bays. The Causeway Coast and Glens has beaches
                                                  Every major town from Limavady to Larne,          to refresh and relax both body and soul. Stretch
1   Benone Strand                            Ballymoney to Ballyclare has a fully equipped          out on the magnificent beach at Ballycastle and
2   Barry’s, Portrush                        leisure centre, all offering a mixture of pools,       watch the ferries move through the waves to
3   Portrush Puffer                          flumes and state of the art fitness suites. Pirate       Scotland and to nearby Rathlin Island, home of
4   Portstewart Strand                       ships, water cannons, eighty metre waterslides         that famous spider which encouraged Scottish King
5   Splashing about                          and a bowling alley are only a little of what is on    Robert the Bruce to try, try and try again!




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     Enjoy long walks along Whitepark Bay as           Portrush, where miles of uninterrupted sands        and spade fun. Free your spirit of discovery and
it sweeps wide between the tiny harbour of             provide the ideal place for family enjoyment.       explore their many sand dunes, natural habitats
Portbraddan and the rock stacks at Ballintoy. A              Peace and calm characterise Brown’s Bay       for a rich variety of plant life. Race into the bracing
veritable treasure trove for shellseekers, just like   at the north end of Islandmagee. Lying in the       waters off the Blue Flag Portstewart Strand or
the award winning Benone Strand whose seven            shadow of Fairhead is the crescent shaped           simply stroll along its two mile stretch.
miles of firm golden sands stretch from the cliffs      Murlough Bay, another oasis of tranquillity.             And as day draws to a close, find a romantic
at Downhill to Magilligan Point displaying their       Between the two are dotted the picturesque          spot at Portballintrae, Castlerock or indeed at any
Blue Flag qualities. Blue Flags fly proudly over        little beaches at Ballygally, Glenarm, Carnlough,   of the pretty resorts and watch the sun setting
the White Rocks and the West & East Strands at         Cushendall and Cushendun, just perfect for bucket   slowly over the calm, glistening waters.




                                                                                                                                 1   White Rocks, Portrush
                                                                                                                                 2   Benone Tourist Complex
                                                                                                                                 3   Waterworld, Portrush
                                                                                                                                 4   Whitepark Bay
                                                                                                                                 5   West Strand, Portrush
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Family attractions
Waterworld                                 Watertop Farm
(The Harbour, Portrush) Leisure pool       (188 Cushendall Road Ballycastle)
complete with a range of water             Take a breathtaking ride on the
features. Six lanes of 10-pin bowling      Paddywagon to see the farm -
with computerized scoring and colour       a great day out for the family.
graphics.                                  T 028 2076 2576
T 028 7082 2001                            M 07886 631 736
www.northcoastni.com                       www.watertopfarm.co.uk
                                                                                     Giant’s Causeway and                  The Jet Centre
Portrush Countryside Centre                Benone Tourist Complex                    Bushmills Railway                     (Castleroe Road, Coleraine) Offering
(8 Bath Road, Portrush) Coastal and        (53 Benone Avenue, Limavady)              (Runkerry Road, Bushmills) A          a six screen Movie House Cinema
marine exhibitions, indoor rock pool       Backed by the golden sands of             heritage railway providing a          showing all the latest films, an
and live sea creatures.                    Benone Beach, a premier tourist           passenger link between the town       indoor children’s play area, state of
T 028 7082 3600                            complex with golf course, tennis          of Bushmills and the famous Giant’s   the art ten pin bowling, as well as
www.ehsni.gov.uk                           courts and outdoor splash pools           Causeway World Heritage Site.         two restaurants.
                                           T 028 7775 0555                           T 028 2073 2844                       T 028 7035 0000
Leslie Hill Open Farm
                                           www.limavady.gov.uk                       www.freewebs.com/                     www.thejetcentre.co.uk
(Leslie Hill, Ballymoney) Beautiful
                                                                                     giantscausewayrailway
Georgian Estate & farm yard with           Dunluce Centre
teashop and walled garden and a            (10 Sandhill Drive, Portrush) With        Barrys Amusements
large collection of animals and poultry.   Treasure Fortress, a high-tech treasure   (16 Eglinton Street Portrush) The
T 028 2766 6803                            hunt, Finn McCools Playground and         largest amusement park in Ireland
M 07895 074 360                            4D Turbo Tours.                           with the latest rides.
www.lesliehillopenfarm.co.uk               T 028 7082 4444                           T 028 7082 2340
                                           www.dunlucecentre.co.uk                   www.barrysamusements.com

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                                             Pull on your walking boots, hook up your waders        stunning coastal views in Europe. The region has
                                             or dispense with footwear altogether and jump          an entire network of quiet country lanes which
                                             into activity mode. Whether you want to watch or       allow you to take a trip inland to experience rural
                                             participate, there are sports and leisure activities   life, close to nature and miles away from the
                                             in abundance on the Causeway Coast and Glens.          hustle and bustle. On a clear day you can see
                                                                                                    for miles - green fields, stone walls and forests
                                             Golf                                                   with stunning mountains as a backdrop - and all
                                             Bracing links courses commanding magnificent            the way to Scotland. 14 cycling routes stretch
                                             views across the sea complement beautiful              throughout the region, including the National Cycle
                                             parkland courses with tree lined fairways and          Network Route 93.
                                             manicured greens. Amateur and professional
                                             golfers alike will be both challenged and charmed      Walking
                                             by the variety of the region’s golfing opportunities.   Whether you are a dedicated rambler or just enjoy
                                             Walk in the footsteps of Arnold Palmer and Gary        a stroll, you can’t help but be impressed by the
                                             Player as you play the magnificent championship         range of trails throughout the area. The region has
                                             Dunluce course at Royal Portrush Golf Club.            a wide variety of walks including, rugged coastal
                                             Former host to the Open and the Senior British         paths, rolling glens, country parks and mountain
                                             Open, it has been described by top international       paths. Taking in some of the region’s most
                                             professional Darren Clarke as one of the world’s       magnificent scenery, walking in the Causeway
                                             greatest links.                                        Coast and Glens is an experience not to be missed.

                                             Cycling                                                Angling
                                             Cycling in the Causeway Coast and Glens is an          The Causeway Coast and Glens is a haven for
                                             absolute delight, allowing you to experience           anglers with waters varying from large rivers
1 Royal Portrush Golf Club                   its natural beauty, with highlights including the      to small spate streams, from coastal waters
2 Horseriding, Downhill Beach                breathtaking Glens of Antrim, the river valleys        to loughs, with purpose-built angling stands
3 Radisson Roe Golf & Spa Resort             of the Bann and Roe, and 100 miles of the most         providing the best access in many locations.




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                                                                                                     Amateur and professional golfers are
                                                                                                     spoilt for choice with the variety and
                                                                                                     quality of links courses and beautiful
                                                                                                     parkland courses.
                                                                                                     Royal Portrush Golf Club (2 courses)
                                                                                                     T 028 7082 2311
                                                                                                     Portstewart Golf Club (3 courses)
                                                                                                     T 028 7083 2015
                                                                                                     Ballycastle Golf Club
                                                                                                     T 028 2076 2536
                                                                                                     Castlerock Golf Club (2 courses)
                                                                                                     T 028 7084 8314
                                                                                                     Gracehill Golf Club
                                                                                                     T 028 2075 1209
                                                                                                     Galgorm Castle Golf Club
                                                                                                     T 028 2564 6161
                                                                                                     Cushendall Golf Club
                                                                                                     T 028 2177 1318
                                                                                                     Radisson SAS Roe Park Golf Resort
                                                                                                     T 028 7776 0105
                                                                                                     Carnfunnock Country Park Golf Club
                                                                                                     T 028 2827 0541
                                                                                                     Carrickfergus Golf Club
                                                                                                     T 028 9336 3713
                                                                                                     Brown Trout Golf & Country Inn
                                                                                                     T 028 7086 8209
                                                                                                     Benone Golf Club
                                                                                                     T 028 7775 0555
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Methods for fishing vary from fly only on game           dissolving into froth on the beach. Don’t worry       is endless. To truly get away from it all, send
waters to all legal methods for coarse and sea         about equipment - it’s all for hire.                  caution to the wind and take a parachute lesson
angling. With international reputations and salmon          At many sites including Rathlin Island,          at the Wild Geese Parachute Centre, Garvagh or
rivers among the best in Europe, this region offers    Portmuck and Whitehead, dive deep into the dark       gliding at Ulster Gliding Centre, Limavady.
the angler everything they could wish for.             salty waters in search of the ancient shipwrecks
                                                       and the treasures they hide.
Activities                                                  Boatmen can tie up at one of the many
Marvel at the speed of the motorbikes in the           marinas. Check out the world class facilities at
International North West 200 road race and             Carrickfergus Maritime area or travel further north
cheer on the hundreds of young footballers who         to Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Portglenone, Glenarm
travel from all over Europe and beyond to play         or Coleraine.
in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup and Ballymena              Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, stride
International Soccer Tournaments. And when             out across the broad expanse of the Antrim
watching the Portrush Raft Race don’t blink, you       Plateau as you follow the vast array of trails and    1   North Antrim cliff path
might miss the most creative raft sink!                footpaths, or clear the cobwebs with a beach gallop   2   Cycling on the Causeway Coast
     Have wet suit will waterski or jetski, windsurf   or a relaxing forest ride. Then there’s bowling,      3   Red Sails, Carrickfergus
or catch the waves on a body board. Join the surf      karting, tennis, abseiling, rafting, canoeing,        4   North West 200
set as they attempt to barrel the breakers before      birdwatching, or painting… the choice of activities   5   Fishing, River Bush



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                                                                                             Events



                                                                                             NI Milk Cup
                                                                                             The world’s budding young footballers
                                                                                             congregate in Ballymoney, Ballymena,
                                                                                             Coleraine and Limavady for this annual
                                                                                             tournament of top teams from five continents.
                                                                                             Mon 28 July - Fri 1 August 2008
                                                                                             T 028 7034 4723
                                                                                             www.nimilkcup.org

                                                                                             Ballymoney Agricultural Show
                                                                                             (Showgrounds, Ballymoney) Fun for all by
                                                                                             promoting the best in rural Ulster from prime
                                                                                             livestock to top class equestrian classes, events,
                                                                                             exhibitions and trade stands. 6 & 7 June 2008.
                                                                                             T 028 2075 1327
                                                                                             www.visitballymoney.com




                                                                                             Glenarm Castle Open Days
                                                                                             (2 Castle Lane, Glenarm) Over 200 trade stands,
                                                                                             helicopter rides, Irish and Scottish Dancing,
                                                                                             Clydesdale competition, falconry, archery and
                                                                                             much, much more. 14 & 15 July 2008
                                                                                             T 028 2884 1203
                                                                                             www.glenarmcastle.com

                                                                                             Ould Lammas Fair
                                                                                             (Ballycastle) One of Ireland’s oldest fairs.
                                                                                             Sample the local specialities - ‘dulse’ a dried
                                                                                             edible seaweed, and the deliciously sweet
                                                                                             chewy toffee ‘yellow man. Last Monday and
                                                                                             Tuesday in August.
                                                                                             T 028 2076 2024

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                                                  Joey Dunlop
                                                  memorial
                                                  Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden                North West 200
                                                  (Castle Street, Ballymoney) In memory      (Coleraine/Portrush/Portstewart) The North
                                                  of this uniquely special man, who won      West 200 is an International Motor Cycle Road
                                                  five Formula One World Championships,      Race held on the Portrush-Portstewart-Coleraine
                                                  13 North West 200 Races, 24 Ulster Grand   circuit. The event attracts upwards of 120,000
                                                  Prix and a world record 26 wins in the     spectators and brings together the cream of
                                                  Isle of Man TT Races.                      motor cycle racers.
                                                                                             T 028 7035 5800
                                                  T 028 2766 0230                            www.northwest200.org
                                                  www.visitballymoney.com
                                                                                             This is only a small selection of the events
                                                                                             on offer for more information please visit
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Myths & legends
The mystical Causeway Coast & Glens
region is soaked in myths, magic &
folklore. These are just a few of the
many tales that will be told throughout
your stay.


Finn McCool                                            St. Patrick
The legend tells us that the Irish Giant Finn          Patrick was brought to Ireland as a slave and taken
McCool had a rival - a Scottish giant named            to Antrim where he was sold to a local landowner,
Benandonner. Finn McCool decided to build a            Meliuc, who put him to work as a shepherd. For
causeway to Scotland so that he could challenge        six long years Patrick lived upon Slemish mountain
his adversary in battle. When the work was             with only his sheep for company. The land was
completed, the causeway stretched from North           bleak and the conditions harsh but Patrick found
Antrim to Staffa. Bennandonner accepted the            solace in the faith that his people had abandoned.
invitation to walk over to Ireland and fight for        One night he heard a voice calling to him, telling
supremacy. As Benandonner appeared over the            him that the time had come to escape. It told him,
horizon, Finn McCool realised in horror that he        “See, your ship is ready.” Patrick knew that he had
had taken on a rival much bigger than himself.         to travel south to seek the ship God had told him
He ran home to his wife, Oonagh. What to do?           of. He travelled for 200 miles until he came to
The quick thinking Oonagh disguised Finn as            Wexford where, sure enough, a boat heading for
a baby and made him curl up in an enormous             Britain was waiting.
cradle. Benandonner - faced with the sight of this
huge ‘child’ took fright at the thought of the size
of his father and fled back to Scotland tearing up
the causeway in his wake.
                                                       Children of Lir
                                                       Children of Lir is a tragic story. Lir was a famous

Ballygally Castle                                      Irish Chieftain whose wife died after giving him
                                                       a daughter and three sons. He then married his
                                                       dead wife’s evil half-sister. She cast a spell on the
Hotel Ghost                                            children turning them into beautiful white swans,
                                                       destined to spend nine hundred years in exile.
Every castle has to have a ghost of some kind,         Three hundred of these years passed here, on
and the ghost of Ballygally has been around for        the Waters of Moyle, and the birds’ lonely cries
the best part of 400 years! The popular theory is      were heard about the bay. Finally, their sentence       1
that the ghost is that of Lady Isobella Shaw, wife     expired and they changed instantly into old
of Lord James Shaw. Lord Shaw wanted a son,            people. Old and weak, they were baptised and
and when his wife delivered his heir, he snatched      died together. There is a local belief that it was to
the baby from his wife and locked her in a room        a little port on the Sea of Moyle that the children
at the top of the castle. While trying to escape to    returned when their ordeal was over.
search for her beloved child, Lady Isobella fell to
her death from the tower window! Another theory

                                                       The Leap
is that she was actually thrown from the window
by the cruel Lord Shaw or one of his henchmen!
     Lady Isobella’s ghost is reputed to be a
“friendly” spirit who walks the corridors of the old
castle. Over the years many guests have reported
                                                       of the Dog
strange experiences and have felt a presence           Limavady derives its name from the Irish “Leim
in their rooms! There are also endless stories of      an Mhadaidh” meaning leap of the dog, arising
unexplained noises in the night, and an eerie          from the legendary leap over the River Roe by
green mist over the castle! The hotel is so fiercely    a dog owned by the O’Cahan Clan to warn the
proud of their permanent resident they have even       chieftans of an enemy ambush. The jump took
given her her own bedroom, “The Ghost Room” in         place from the Dogleap Bridge, in the Roe Valley
one of the towers in the oldest part of the castle.    Country Park, where the site of the O’Cahan’s
                                                       castle once stood.



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                                                                        1 St. Patrick’s Slemish in the mist
                                                                        2 The Leap of the Dog on the River Roe
                                                                        3 Ballygally Castle




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Come on in -
the craic’s great




                                                400 years
                                                of Bushmills
                                                2008 will mark the 400th
                                                Anniversary of Old Bushmills
                                                Distillery, first granted a license
                                                to distil whiskey by King James I
                                                of England in 1608. In this very
                                                special year pay a visit to the
                                                oldest licensed whiskey distillery
                                                in the world and sample a very
                                                special whiskey - simply the
                                                oldest and best!

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1   Bushmills Distillery                     We spell it ‘craic’, we pronounce it crack - and it    well be there, but they’ll be enjoying their music
2   Traditional music session                means having a great time! Enjoying craic is what      alongside teenagers, families and anyone else
3   Ould Lammas Fair                         we Irish are all about - and you’ll find no better      who cares to drop by. Irish music is for everyone.
4   Limavady Jazz Festival                   craic anywhere on the island than you will in               The living folk culture of the area can also
5   Ballymoney Agricultural Show             Causeway Coast and Glens.                              be experienced at the traditional fair days in a
6   Street music                                  This is the land where two ancient cultures,      number of towns, some of which have been
                                             the Irish and the Scots, met and mingled,              held for centuries. The oldest in Ireland, the Ould’
                                             producing a distinct and unique heritage of folk       Lammas Fair, is Ballycastle’s great annual festival
                                             culture and music. The traditions of this heritage,    of fun and rural pageant. At the Lughnasa Fayre in
                                             sometimes blending, sometimes distinctive, still       Carrickfergus, costumed performers and musicians
                                             shape the modern, colourful world of music and         recreate the town’s medieval heritage, and at the
                                             the arts that has developed in the towns and           Ballyclare May Fair you can see Ireland’s horse
                                             villages. Here we entertain the visitors who come      traders in action.
                                             from around the world, all wanting great craic.             The Heart of Glens Festival at Cushendall is
                                                  The areas’ popular resort towns can offer a       a feast of traditional music over several days,
                                             lively nightlife where excellent cuisine can be        often spilling out into the streets! Your favourite
                                             followed by an evening of music to suit any taste.     celebration could be anywhere along the route
                                             The same is true if you are spending the night in      of this Essential Irish Journey. It may be one of
                                             any of the other main centres in the region, and,      the established feast days, a traditional fair in
                                             of course, wherever there’s a pub there’ll usually     a country town, a gourmet meal in a quaint
                                             be a ‘session’ with local musicians dropping in        restaurant, playing with the kids on a wild and
                                             to play the music that’s in their souls. Traditional   lonely beach. The only thing that’s sure is that it
                                             music is very much a living breathing art in           will be your special memory, your tiny corner of
                                             this part of the world - so don’t expect to see a      Causeway Coast and Glens that you will take away
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                                             gaggle of old men in woolly jumpers. They may          with you to hold for ever.


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                                                                       Good food,
                                                                       good wine,
                                                                       great craic




                                                                       The Crosskeys Inn
                                                                       40 Grange Road, Toomebridge
                                                                       T 028 7965 0694
                                                                       E Vincent.hurl@btinternet.com

                                                                       Distillers Arms
                                                                       140 Main Street, Bushmills
                                                                       T 028 2073 1044
                                                                       www.distillersarms.com

                                                                       55º North
                                                                       1 Causeway Street, Portrush
                                                                       T 028 7082 2811
                                                                       www.55-north.com

                                                                       Sweeney’s Public House and Wine Bar
                                                                       6B Seaport Avenue, Portballintrae
                                                                       T 028 2073 2405
                                                                       www.sweeneysportballintrae.com

                                                                       Central Bar
                                                                       12 Ann Street, Ballycastle
                                                                       T 028 2076 3877
                                                                       E centralbar@btinternet.com

                                                                       The Nook at the Giant’s Causeway
                                                                       48 Causeway Road, Bushmills
1                                                                      T 028 2073 2993

                                                                       The Lime Tree Restaurant
1 Fireworks spectacular over Newtownabbey
                                                                       60 Catherine Street, Limavady
2 Ballyclare May Fair
                                                                       T 028 7776 4300
3 Falconry, Glenarm Castle
                                                                       www.limetreerest.com

                                                                       Oregano Restaurant
                                                                       29 Ballyrobert Road, Ballyrobert
                                                                       Newtownabbey
                                                                       T 028 9084 0099
                                                                       www.oreganorestaurant.com

                                                                       Sixteen o Eight
                                                                       66 Main Street, Bushmills, BT57 8QD
                                                                       T 028 2073 2040
                                                                       E rickyrodgers@hotmail.co.uk

                                                                       With this region’s rich tradition of culinary
                                                                       expertise and an abundance of fresh food,
                                                                       we’re sure you will enjoy an excellent
                                                                       meal wherever you may go. Excellent cuisine
                                                                       can be followed by an evening of music to
                                                                       suit any taste, or for lovers of the arts, why
                                                                       not spend the evening at one of the local
                                                                       theatres. For a comprehensive listing, visit
                                                                       www.causewaycoastandglens.com
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                                                      Why this area is
                                                      so special
                                                      An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
                                                      is exactly what it says it is: a precious landscape
                                                      whose distinctive character and natural beauty
                                                      are so outstanding that it is in everyone’s interest
                                                      to safeguard them. Special legislation in the UK
                                                      ensures that these areas are protected for the
                                                      enjoyment of future generations. Each AONB has
                                                      been designated for special attention for a number
                                                      of reasons including flora, fauna, historical and
                                                      cultural associations as well as the outstanding
                                                      dramatic landscapes. There are 49 AONBs in
                                                      the UK and 4 of these sit within the Causeway
                                                      Coast and Glens region, making this area and the
                                                      Causeway Coastal Route the Essential Irish Journey
                                                      (see map on pages 34-35).

                                                      Antrim Coast and Glens AONB
                                                      This region contains some of the most beautiful
                                                      and varied scenery in Northern Ireland. The area
                                                      is dominated by a high undulating plateau cut by
                                                      deep glens which open north and eastwards to
                                                      the sea. It is an area of contrasts: gentle bays are
                                                      separated by blunt headlands; exposed moorland
                                                      gives way to sheltered valleys; wide open
                                                      expanses to enclosed farmland. Slemish Mountain
                                                      rises abruptly, its wildness in sharp contrast to the
1                                                     neat fields of the Braid Valley below. This area has
2                                                     a rich cultural heritage, folklore is alive and well
                                                      and there are close associations with Scotland.
                                                      Rathlin Island, lying offshore to the north, is rich in
                                                      historical, geological and botanical interest.

                                                      Causeway Coast AONB
                                                      A place of extraordinary beauty encompassing 18
                                                      miles of spectacular coastal scenery of dramatic
                                                      cliffs and headlands broken by the wide sweep
                                                      of fresh sandy beaches backed by dunes. Dark
                                                      volcanic rocks and brilliant white chalk, eroded
                                                      by the vigorous North Atlantic, form magnificent
                                                      geological features including the renowned
                                                      World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway and
                                                      Carrick-a-Rede. This natural beauty is made all the
                                                      more impressive by the small harbours, fisheries
                                                      and farms delicately poised on the storm-torn
                                                      coastline. A rich and fascinating wildlife thrives on
                                                      the offshore islands and rocks, amid the cliffs and
                                                      sand dunes, and within the farmed countryside.

                                                      Binevenagh AONB
                                                      Binevenagh’s dramatic cliffs and headlands
                                                      have given the AONB its name, however, it also
                                                      includes some of the finest beach and sand dunes
                                                      in Ireland. Magilligan Strand stretches for 8km
                                                      from Downhill to Lough Foyle. Binevenagh has a
                                                      rich cultural heritage and includes many striking
                                                      buildings such as Mussenden Temple and the
                                                      Bishop’s Palace at Downhill and the Martello Tower
                                                      at Magilligan.

                                                      Sperrin AONB
                                                      A largely mountainous area of great geological
                                                      complexity, it presents vast expanses of moorland
                                                      penetrated by narrow glens and deep valleys, and
                                                      is rich in historic and archaeological heritage and
                                                      folklore. It is important to note that only a portion
1 Glenariff Waterfall                                 of this AONB sits within the Causeway Coast and
2 Roe Valley                                          Glens region.


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Your 5 day itinerary
on the Causeway Coastal Route
Day 1: Belfast                                       to the beautiful Glens of Antrim. Here you can         Tower, built ‘to imprison idlers and rioters’ is
The rejuvenated capital of Northern Ireland has      take the loop around Islandmagee to Portmuck           surrounded by pretty buildings and some convivial
become one of Europe’s must see cities. Top places   Harbour. Nearby are the Gobbins Cliffs, home to a      watering-holes.
to visit include the Waterfront Hall, Cathedral      breathtaking variety of seabirds.
Quarter and the Titanic Quarter.                          Head northwards through a selection of
                                                     villages and the Glens of Antrim will unfold before    Day 3: Cushendall - Bushmills
                                                     you. Slip off the side road to Gleno where four        Distance: 64km (40miles)
Day 2: Belfast - Cushendall                          waterfalls create picture-postcard views. Just
Distance: 143km (89miles)                            outside Larne, take the famous Antrim Coast Road.      Start off exploring one of the glens before taking
                                                     At Carnlough, stop to admire the beautiful harbour     in the striking views at Torr Head and the natural
Leave Belfast and join the Causeway Coastal Route    and, close by, some distinctive houses and pubs,       glories of Murlough Bay, via the picturesque
at Newtownabbey with the beautiful Belfast Lough     exuding true Irish charm.                              village of Cushendun, with its quaint cottages.
providing stunning views to your right. Stop at           The Causeway Coastal Route passes by                   Returning to the Causeway Coastal Route,
Newtownabbey’s Loughshore Park with spectacular      the foot of each of the nine glens: from the           head towards the seaside resort of Ballycastle
views of ships sailing from Belfast (this is where   south there’s Glenarm, Glencloy, Glenariff,            (where ferries leave for Rathlin Island) with the
the fateful Titanic first sailed as she headed out    Glenballyeamon, Glenann, Glencorp, Glendun,            option of taking in the final two glens, Glenshesk
from the famous shipyards of Harland & Wolff).       Glenshesk and Glentaisie.                              and Glentaisie. Rathlin itself is well worth visiting
     A few miles on, you’ll get to the pretty             At the foot of Glenarm sits the charming little   (allow 45 minutes for the crossing to the island
seaside town of Carrickfergus with its well-         village of the same name, set slightly inland. It’s    and the same for the way back).
preserved 12th century Norman castle. Stroll         the setting of the delightful Glenarm Castle and            Heading west take in the stunning scenery of
around the town’s modern marina or pop into          the beautiful public parkland of Glenarm Forest.       the Causeway Coast before arriving at Carrick-a-
the museum. Also worth a look is the Gasworks        Less obvious - but equally worth discovering - are     Rede rope bridge spanning a 24-metre chasm.
Museum.                                              the traditional folk music sessions, which are         Head inland to the village of Bushmills, home to
     Next on the route is Kilroot, where Jonathan    characteristic of the area. You could spend the        the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
Swift (author of Gulliver’s Travels) made his first   night here, or drive a little further to Cushendall.
living as a minister. Continue to Larne, gateway     Here, the town’s four-storey red sandstone Curfew



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Day 4: Bushmills - Limavady                          dramatic beaches are so long you’ll often be the
Distance: 106km (66miles)                            only one around. Limavady is a vibrant market
                                                     town and is next along your route, after which
Head out of Bushmills to the UNESCO World Heritage   there is an option of travelling through the
site of the Giant’s Causeway, an iconic symbol of    magnificent Roe Valley, where you can visit the
the region. Ships from the Spanish Armada once       beautiful country park.
floundered off this rugged coastline and it was at
nearby Port na Spaniagh where divers recovered
the treasures of the galleon The Girona, now on      Day 5: Limavady - Londonderry
display at The Ulster Museum in Belfast.             Londonderry is the perfect place to end the trip
     Heading west take in the romantic ruins         and is the only completely walled city in the
of Dunluce Castle before continuing on through       British Isles. Stroll along the 17th Century walls
Portrush and Portstewart, lively seaside resorts     and soak-up the history of this historic city.
with cosmopolitan night life. There is the
opportunity here to divert to the beautiful Bann
Valley, Drumaheglis Marina and the market town
of Ballymoney, continuing on perhaps to Coleraine
for a spot of shopping.
     Returning on to the Causeway Coastal Route,
head towards Limavady, along by Castlerock. Look
out for the glorious Mussenden Temple, the cliff
top folly said to have been inspired by the Temple
of Vesta at Rome.
     Drive down to Downhill, Benone or Magilligan
Beach and go for a walk. These windswept and




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Causeway Coast
and Glens Map                                                                                                                                                                  Giant’s
                                                                                                                                                                               Causeway         B146

                                                                                                                                                                                            CAUSEWAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                            White
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bay

                                                                                                                                                                         Portballintrae     COAST
                                                                            Greencastle                                                                                                     AONB
                                                                                                                                                 Portrush
                                                                                                                                                                                                         B17
                                                                                          Magilligan Point                                                                  B62         Bushmills
                                                                                                                               Portstewart
                                                                                                                                                           A29                    B17
                                                                                                             Downhill        Castlerock
                                                                                            Benone

                                                                                                                                                                                                               B67

                                                                                                                                                           COLERAINE
                                                                                                                                                                                                Dervock
                                                                                                  Binevenagh                                                           A26
                                                                                                  Mountain
                                                                                                                                    Macosquin
                                    Lough Foyle                                       B69
                                                                                                                                       A37                  Bann
                                                                                                                                                            Valley
                                                                                            A2                  BINEVENAGH
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                                                                                                                                                                 A54               BALLYMONEY
                                            City of Derry
                                            Airport                                            LIMAVADY                                                                            B66                   A26
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                                                                                                 River
                                                                                                 Roe                                                                           River
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                                                                                                                                       Key
                                                      Rathlin Island                                                                   Causeway Coastal Route

                                                                                                                                       Additional Scenic Routes

                                                                                                                                       Motorways
epark
                                                           Fair Head                                                                   Roads
     Ballintoy         B15
                                                                                                                                       Railway
           BALLYCASTLE
                       A2                                                                                                              Ferry Crossings
                                                                                   Torr Head
                                                                     A2
                                                                                                                                       Causeway Coast and Glens Region
                             Glenshesk
                             Glentaisie
                 A44                                                                                                                   Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty              AONB
                                                                                  B92
                                                                                                                                       UNESCO World Heritage Site
                        B15                                                           Cushendun
              Armoy
                                                Glendun
                                                                                                                                       Golf Courses
                       River                    Glenaan
                       Bush                                                     Glencorp
                                                                                                                                       Marinas

                                  Slieveanorra                                      Cushendall                                         Airports
              A44                 Mountain
                                                      Tievebulliagh
                                                      Mountain                      Glenariff
                 Loughguile                                                                                                 0                5km                 10km        15km
                                                               B14                         Garron        Garron
                                                                                           Plateau       Point
                                                                                Glenariff                                   0                          5miles                       10miles
                                                                                Glenballyemon
                                                                            A43
           A26

              Cloughmills                                     ANTRIM COAST                         Carnlough
                                                              AND GLENS
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                             M2                                                   Mountain

                                                                                                                                                  Islandmagee
              Gracehill            BALLYMENA                                                                                LARNE                          B90
            Ahoghill
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                                                                                             Glengormley
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                             International                                            NEWTOWNABBEY
                                   Airport

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Getting here & there
Travel to Northern Ireland has never been easier
with an increasing number of air and ferry routes
now available. For up to date information and to
find the most convenient route visit our website
www.causewaycoastandglens.com

By Sea
There are two main ferry ports in Northern Ireland, Belfast and Larne.               Direct ferry routes to Northern Ireland from UK
These can be reached from Great Britain via Stranraer, Cairnryan, Troon,
Fleetwood, Birkenhead and Isle of Man.


Lough Foyle Ferry Company                Norfolkline Irish Sea
The Pier, Greencastle, Co. Donegal       Ferry Services
T 00 353 7493 81901                      Victoria Business Park
F 00 353 7493 81903                      9 West Bank Road, Belfast BT3 9JL
E info@loughfoyleferry.com               T 00 353 1 819 2999 (ROI)
www.loughfoyleferry.com                  T 0870 600 4321 (UK)
                                         www.norfolkline.com
Car and passenger ferry operating
between Magilligan, Co L/Derry and       Norfolkline Irish Sea Ferry Services                                               Troon
Greencastle, Co Donegal. Continuous      offer passengers over 50 sailings
                                                                                                                           Cairnryan
shuttle service April-September,         each week between Belfast, Dublin                                               Stranraer
timetable in operation September-        and Liverpool (Birkenhead), with                                    Larne
                                                                                                            Belfast
April. Crossing time 10 minutes          modern vessels providing comfort
                                                                                                                            Isle of Man
resulting in a saving of 78kms (49       and reliability all year round.
miles) driving. No advance booking
                                                                                                                                        Fleetwood
required. Fares paid on board.           P&O Irish Sea
                                                                                                                                       Birkenhead
                                         Larne Harbour, Larne BT40 1AW
Stena Line                               T 0870 2424 777
Prince’s Dock, 14 Clarendon Road         F 028 2887 2195
Belfast BT1 3BG                          E reservations@poirishsea.com
T 08705 204 204                          www.poirishsea.com
www.stenaline.co.uk
                                         P&O Irish Sea operate the shortest
Stena Line, the world’s leading ferry    fastest crossing between Scotland
company offers the shortest, fastest     and Ireland. Cruise across from
crossing from Scotland to Belfast        Cairnryan to Larne on our excellent
aboard the superb Stena HSS, the         105min superferries all year round on
world’s largest fast ferry speeding      a choice of 7 return crossings daily. Or
you over in just 105 minutes. With       travel fast class on our seasonal fast
superb onboard facilities for everyone   ferry service operating from March to
this is by far the best way to sail to   October. You can vrrooom from Troon
the Causeway Coast and Glens.            in just 2 hours or from Cairnryan in just
                                         1 hour to Larne. There is no faster
                                         way to drive across the Irish Sea!




For details on other areas in Northern Ireland contact the following Regional Tourism Partnerships




Belfast Visitor & Convention Bureau      Armagh Down Tourism Partnership             Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism          Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau
T (028) 9023 9026                        T (028) 9182 2881                           T (028) 6634 6736                   T (028) 7137 7577
www.gotobelfast.com                      www.armaghanddown.com                       www.findfermanagh.com                www.derryvisitor.com


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By Air
Causeway Coast and Glens can be
easily accessed by air with 3 airports
within a 90 minute drive, Belfast
International Airport, George Best
Belfast City Airport and City of Derry                                                 Inverness
Airport with direct flights from a                                                         Aberdeen
number of international destinations.                                                  Dundee
                                                                                  Glasgow
The region can also be reached                                                         Edinburgh
via international connections in
                                                                                         Newcastle
Great Britain.                             Galway
                                                      Dublin      Blackpool             Leeds Bradford
                                                                  Liverpool            Manchester
                                              Cork                                       Doncaster
Direct scheduled European
                                                                                       Nottingham
air routes to Northern Ireland                                                      Birmingham                                                         Gdansk
                                                               Cardiff
                                                                              Bristol
                                                  Newquay                                London
                                                         Exeter                                              Amsterdam                  Berlin                          Warsaw
                                                      Bournemouth                   Southampton


                                                                                                                                                                Katowice
                                                                           Jersey                                                         Prague
                                                                                                                                                                   Krakow
                                                                         Rennes                Paris




                                                                                                         Geneva
                                                                                                                                                   Budapest
                                                                                                                           Verona
                                                                                                       Chambery          Milan
                                                                                                                               Venice
                                                                                    Toulouse                Nice

                                                                                                                         Pisa
                                                                                  Barcelona
                                                                                                                                Rome


                                  Faro                                          Palma de
                                                                          Ibiza Mallorca
                                                          Alicante
                                         Malaga       Murcia




        Tenerife
                   Gran Canaria



Direct scheduled Trans-Atlantic
air routes to Northern Ireland


           Vancover




                                                                                                              Halifax
                                                                                    Toronto

                                                                                               New York




                                                                                               Orlando




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Activities
Alive Bodyboard & Surf School            Ardclinis Outdoor Adventure                Maddybenny Riding Centre                   Aquasports
Contact: Bryan McAuley                   Contact: Anne Bowen                        Contact: Philip White                      Contact: Alan Wilson
101 Ballybogey Road                      11 High Street, Cushendall BT44 0NB        20 Maddybenny Farm                         4 Coleraine Road, Portrush BT56 8EA
Ballymoney BT53 6PD                      T 028 2177 1340                            Coleraine BT52 2PT                         T 07962 309 670
T 028 2074 1662                          E info@ardclinis.com                       T 028 7082 3603                            E alanwilson@aquasports.biz
M 07743 860 509                          www.ardclinis.com                          F 028 7082 2177                            www.aquasports.biz
E info@alivesurfschool.com                                                          M 07732 630 963
                                         A well established, dedicated                                                         Rathlin Fast Ferry from Ballycastle.
www.alivesurfschool.com                                                             E riding@maddybenny.com
                                         organisation specialising in outdoor                                                  Wildlife trips - see puffins, razorbills,
                                                                                    www.maddybenny.com
A purpose built learn to surf activity   activities and adventure learning.                                                    guillemots, kittiwakes, visit seal
in which many people will be given       Choose us for outdoor team                 Riding school and trekking centre 2        colonies, porpoises, dolphins, sharks
the opportunity to experience the        development, corporate events,             miles from Portrush and Portstewart.       and whales. Corporate trips - Rathlin,
thrills that the ocean can offer in a    fun away days and personal                 Qualified staff and quality animals.        Islay, Gigha, Sanda and Mull of
safe manner. Based in the Portrush       development programmes. Enter an           Situated on a family friendly farm         Kintyre.
area, we provide a service for all       exciting world of new adventures,          with holiday cottages and B&B.
surrounding communities. The             fun and innovation.                        Beginners very welcome, birthday           Predator Charters Ltd
school works as a multifunctional                                                   parties and youth groups catered for.      Contact: Hamish Currie
medium to provide a healthy outdoor      Sail Northern Ireland Limited              BHSII Int. Teaching (registered).          9 Bellisk Drive, Cushendall BT44 0AX
based activity as well as an ideal       Contact Mr Dee Neill                                                                  T 07720 440117
educational programme.                   T 07809 155 856                            Nirvana Beauty & Day Spa                   E info@predatorireland.com
                                         E info@sailnorthernireland.com             Contact: Brenda Todd                       www.predatorireland.com
Aquaholics                               www.sailnorthernireland.com                15 Isle Road, Macosquin                    Sea Angling Charters, 22 Irish
Contact: Richard Lafferty                                                           Coleraine BT51 4JH
                                         Sail NI, a new concept in leisure                                                     specimen fish caught 2005, scenic
14 Portmore Road                                                                    T 028 7032 8093
                                         activity or sporting pursuit. On board                                                trips to Rathlin, North Coast, Scottish
Portstewart BT55 7BE                                                                E email@nirvanabeautyspa.com
                                         ‘Kuta of Carrick’, a luxury 43ft sailing                                              Isles, seal watching, bird watching.
T 028 7083 2584                                                                     www.nirvanabeautyspa.com
                                         yacht, you will experience one of the                                                 Also 16ft self drive boats for hire.
F 028 7083 2584                          most stunning and rugged coastlines        Northern Ireland’s premier luxury day      Ireland’s fastest angling boat.
M 07968 164 748                          in the world. Filled with windswept        spa located on the beautiful North
E dive@aquaholics.org                    cliffs, spectacular scenery and            Coast. Male and female customers           Wild Geese Parachute Centre
www.aquaholics.org                       unspoilt beaches.                          can visit for a single pamper or max       Contact: Maggie Penny
PADI 5 star dive centre offering full                                               out with a full day’s indulgence.          116 Carrowreagh Road, Garvagh
range of courses from beginners          Centre Stage Summer                        Body massage, facials, seaweed             Coleraine BT51 5LQ
to professional. Also available boat     Drama Holidays                             baths, hydrotherapy, steam and             T 028 2955 8609
trips for certified divers. High speed    Contact: Roma Tomelty                      mud rasul chamber, chocolate baths         F 028 2955 7050
powerboat thrill trips. Fully stocked    11 Hopefield Avenue                         and pedicures. Couples and groups          E jump@skydivewildgeese.com
dive shop with a large range of          Belfast BT15 5AP                           welcome.                                   www.skydivewildgeese.com
brands and accommodation. Open           T 028 9077 8099                                                                       Parachute centre offers: one
Monday - Saturday 9.00am-5.30pm.         F 028 9028 3749                            North Irish Diver Ltd                      day training course using square
                                         M 07792 558 712                            Contact: Peter Steele                      parachute which is automatically
Bluelough Adventure Centre               E admin@summerdrama.co.uk                  161b Low Road, Islandmagee                 opened by static line; tandem
Contact: Stephen Brown                   www.summerdrama.co.uk                      Larne BT40 3RF                             skydiving where student is attached
The Corncrane Building Lower Square                                                 T 028 9338 2246
                                         Taking place in Kilmore House,                                                        to instructor throughout entire
Castlewellan BT31 9DQ                    ancestral home of the McDonnells           E caroline.steele@btconnect.com            descent. Open seven days a week,
T 028 4377 0714                                                                     www.northirishlodge.com
                                         of Antrim and Kintyre on the slopes                                                   all year round. Restaurant on site.
E customerservices@                      of Glenariff. Summer Drama Activity        A 10 metre commercial fast                 Public welcome.
  mountainandwater.com                   Holiday with Centre Stage is a             passenger RIB offering a professional
www.mountainandwater.com                 wonderful opportunity for young            charter service for groups of up to        River Bann Cruises
Adventure activities for families,       people aged 8-18 to take part in           12. Destinations include: Sanda,           Contact: Robert Anderson
groups and individuals. Bluelough is     dance, drama, make-up, mime and            Island and Rathlin Islands, Portpatrick,   M 07798 786 955
the only mountain and watersports        other activities. There is no audition,    Isle of Man and Campbeltown. Fast          E riverbanncruises@yahoo.co.uk
centre of its type within Ireland and    everyone can take part.                    passenger transport and corporate          www.riverbanncruises.com
continues to be one of the most                                                     RIB charter/marine wildlife trips          On board an enclosed waterbus,
successful. Canoeing, abseiling,                                                    and surveys/safety boat and survey         accommodating up to 60 people.
mountain biking, equipment hire,                                                    vessel/film and tv work/bird and            Upriver, downriver, and special
kayaking, sea kayaking, raft building,                                              whale watching trips/full range of         cruises available. Snacks and toilet
rock climbing, guiding, canyoning,                                                  PADI scuba diving courses.                 facilities on board. Operates from
bouldering, archery or coasteering.                                                                                            Christie Park, Coleraine, and Coleraine
                                                                                                                               Marina. Phone for details and times.




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                                             Tours & Guides
Riverside Theatre                            Mini Coach Travel                       Specialized Travel Services                   Translink
University of Ulster Campus                  Contact: Rodney McComb                  Contact: Derry Cronin                         Central Station
Coleraine BT52 1SA                           22 Donegall Road, Belfast BT12 5JN      80 Carysfort Avenue                           East Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 3PB
T +44 (0)28 7032 3232 (Box office)            T 028 9031 5333                         Blackrock, Co Dublin                          T 028 9066 6630
www.riversidetheatre.org.uk.                 F 028 9077 7441                         T +353 (0) 21 439 1996                        F 028 9038 7506
                                             E info@minicoachni.co.uk                F +353 (0) 21 439 1993                        E feedback@translink.co.uk
The Riverside Theatre is the regional
                                             www.minicoachni.co.uk                   E cork@special-ireland.com                    www.translink.co.uk
centre for performing arts with an
annual programme of music, drama,            Offers visitors to Northern Ireland     www.special-ireland.com                       Bus and Rail Services throughout
dance and light entertainment.               fantastic day tours to the Causeway     Destination management company                Northern Ireland and Cross Border.
View programme information and               Coast. Take in the Giant’s Causeway,    customizing land arrangements
book tickets online.                         Carrick A Rede and Bushmills, on        throughout the island of Ireland.             Translink: NI Railways
                                             one of our new luxurious coaches.       Specific packages available                    Discover the Causeway Coast
Troggs Surf Shop                             Also available: Belfast tours,          throughout the Causeway Coast and             with NI Railways. Your rail
Contact: Ian or Andrew Hill                  customized tours and private hire.      Glens area catering to groups and             journey between Londonderry
88 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN                                                    individuals, corporate and incentive.         and Coleraine will allow you to
T 028 7082 5476                              ispyni.com                                                                            experience the stunning and
F 028 7082 5477                              Contact: Thomas McVea                   Leisure Breaks                                breathtaking scenery of the
E shop@troggs.com                            12 Cambourne Mews                       Contact: Martin Founds                        spectacular Causeway coastline.
www.troggs.com                               Newtowards BT23 4WB                     33 Dovedale Road, Liverpool L18 5EP
www.surfingireland.com                        T +44 208 1236 104                      T 0151 734 5200                               Translink: Ulsterbus
                                             M 07824 466 112                         F 0151 734 5199                               Explore the spectacular Antrim
We have been surfing the Causeway
                                             E thomas.mcvea@iSpyNI.com               E info@irelandbreaks.co.uk                    coastline with Ulsterbus. The Antrim
Coast since 1964 and teaching surf
                                             www.iSpyNI.com                          www.irelandbreaks.co.uk                       Coaster 252 ‘day return’ ticket
lessons since 1994. Come learn to
                                                                                                                                   is terrific for a day out, or look
surf the safe and fun way - take a           iSpyNI.com showcases the best           Family run tour operators
                                                                                                                                   out for the Causeway Rambler;
surf lesson under expert instruction         that Northern Ireland has to offer      specializing in travel to Ireland
                                                                                                                                   this little accessible bus takes in
individually or with a group of your         in stunning, high-resolution virtual    by sea and air for 25 years. Three
                                                                                                                                   all of the main attractions from
friends. Also Kids Summer Surf Camp          tours, bringing the real world to       brochures and programmes: Leisure
                                                                                                                                   Bushmills to Carrick-a-Rede. For a
for children aged 9-16 is a fun, friendly,   people’s desktops across the globe,     Breaks, Leisure Angling and Leisure
                                                                                                                                   novel experience why not make
fully supervised surf learning experience.   and providing the most immersive        Golf.
                                                                                                                                   a trip on the ‘Open Topper’ or
                                             and engaging experience of
                                                                                                                                   ‘Portrush Puffer’ - great for the
Ulster Gliding Centre                        Northern Ireland on the internet.       Irish Cycle Tours and Walks
                                                                                                                                   kids. Ulsterbus, your journey, your
Contact: Rick Logan                          iSpyNI.com Get in the Picture.          Contact: John Ahern
                                                                                                                                   destination.
Bellarena Airfield                                                                    28 The Anchorage, Tralee, Co Kerry
367 Seacoast Road, Bellarena                 Tommy Collins                           T +353 (0) 66 7128733
                                                                                                                                   Welcome-Ireland
T 028 2587 1414                              Blue Badge Tour Guide                   F +353 (0) 66 7128762
                                                                                                                                   Contact: Jackie McCollam
M 07739 043 671                              33 New Row, Kilrea BT51 5TA             M +353 87 653 8548
                                                                                                                                   10 Glenloch Park, Coleraine BT52 1TY
E rcklgn@aol.com                             T 028 2954 0645                         E info@irishcycletours.com
                                                                                                                                   T 028 7035 2864
www.ulsterglidingclub.org                    M 07989 397 942                         www.irishcycletours.com
                                                                                                                                   M 07818 253 794
                                             E collinskilrea@dsl.pipex.com
Provides trial lesson flights and                                                     Whether its biking or hiking the              E welcomeireland@yahoo.co.uk
                                             www.beguided.co.uk
gliding training from one of the                                                     Causeway Coast and Glens, we have             www.welcome-ireland.com
finest soaring sites in the UK and            Tours can be planned for church         the holiday for you. Our self-guided
Ireland, located in a beautiful setting      groups, tourists, conference                                                          We offer a complete service
                                                                                     tours are either weeklong or the
                                                                                                                                   from pick up at the airport to
beneath the cliffs of Binevenagh on          delegates, tour operators and           popular 4 day mini breaks, which
                                                                                                                                   booking your accommodation.
the shores of Lough Foyle.                   corporate groups. Interests include     can start/finish any day of the
                                                                                                                                   We’ll organise whatever holiday
                                             walking in rural Ireland, Vintage       week. We have the experience to
                                                                                                                                   you want, whether it be golfing,
Xplore Outdoors                              Vehicles Foreign Travel, Local          make your holiday memorable.
                                                                                                                                   touring, sightseeing, fishing,
Contact: Gareth Moore                        history, Folklore, Irish & Scottish
                                                                                                                                   walking or simply relaxing. We also
15 Glenara Woods                             traditional music, Ornithology,         Tours N Trails
                                                                                                                                   specialise in event management,
Coleraine BT51 3TR                           Conservation, Ulster scots history.     Contact: John McGillan
                                                                                                                                   conferences, university reunions
M 07734 365 321 or 07815 427 965                                                     12 Slieve Banna, Coleraine BT51 3JG
                                                                                                                                   and even creating your dream
E xploreoutdoors@hotmail.co.uk               Maiden City Executive                   T 028 7035 5680
                                                                                                                                   wedding, just give us the details
www.xploreoutdoors.co.uk                     Chauffeurs                              M 07790 859 294
                                                                                                                                   of what you want and leave the
                                             Contact: Michael Sellers                E jmcgillan@hotmail.com
A private outdoor adventure                                                                                                        rest to us. Welcome - Ireland, we
                                             43 Dunboyne Park                        www.toursntrails.co.uk
business located on the North Coast                                                                                                arrange the real experience.
                                             Eglinton BT47 3YJ
offering a wide range of exciting                                                    Guided tours tailored to your needs.
                                             T 028 7181 3778
activities in a highly professional                                                  Specialisms include: Causeway Coast
                                             F 028 7181 3778
and safe environment, which can be                                                   and Glens, City of Derry, Inishowen,
                                             M 07834 583 262
tailored to meet all abilities.                                                      hill walking, folk music, history, theatre,
                                             E mickey.sellers@hotmail.co.uk
                                                                                     World War 2, culture & heritage.
                                             www.maidencityexecutive
Stewart Brothers
                                             chauffeurs.co.uk
Contact: Mr D Stewart                                                                Jennifer McLernon Tourist Guide
76 Parker Avenue, Portrush BT56 8JZ          An executive chauffeur business         Contact: Jennifer Mc Lernon
T 028 7082 3369                              in the North West. We offer             1 Westbourne Avenue
F 028 7082 3369                              Prestige Jaguar saloon cars, with       Ballymena BT43 5LW
M 07702 052 918                              the comfort of our clients being        T 028 2565 5965
E dessie.stewart@btinternet.com              the priority to our bespoke CP/VIP      M 07709 523 116
                                             trained chauffeurs. Whether it is for   E jennifermclernon@tiscali.co.uk
Operating pleasure trips and deep
                                             business or pleasure, we cover UK       www.jennifermclernon.co.uk
sea fishing on the Causeway Coast
                                             and Ireland.
for the past 30 years. The pleasure                                                  Half-day and full-day guiding
trips are for schools, colleges, for                                                 services to lesser known areas of
sightseeing along the coast. We                                                      Ulster: the ancient Sperrins, mystical
also operate deep sea diving, bird                                                   Lough Neagh, Lower River Bann
watching etc. Passed by MCA.                                                         and into the green Glens of Antrim.
Fishfinder and toilet provision on                                                    Advanced National Certificate in
board. Committal at sea of ashes                                                     Tour Guiding.
available, phone for further details.

 CAUSEWAY COASTAL ROUTE: THE ESSENTIAL IRISH JOURNEY                                                                                                            PAGE 39
ADVERTORIAL FEATURE




The Lower Bann




1



The Lower Bann River, is navigable from Lough            where the large number of fishing stands
Neagh to the sea at the Barmouth between                 provided, facilitate regular competitive angling.
Castlerock and Portstewart Strand. With a fall           Kilrea and Movanagher also offer excellent
of 12.5 metres along its 60km length there are           opportunities with perch, bream, pike, eel and
just five locks (one a double lock) leaving long          roach the most populous fish in the waterway.
stretches of open water. The Lower Bann is very                The Lower Bann offers excellent opportunities
popular with watersports enthusiasts, anglers            for all water enthusiasts. Careful zoning ensures
and cruisers alike with a zoning system in place         that all activities are conducted with safety and
to accommodate varied interests. Access from             enjoyment in mind. Rowing and canoeing are
the sea by both cruiser and sailing vessels is also      accommodated via a number of active clubs
encouraged, the rural stretches of water have            on the system with waterskiing being widely
no commercial traffic making it a truly peaceful          practised and actively encouraged in dedicated
waterway. Privately owned boats navigate Lough           zones. Jet-skiing has its base at Newferry and
Neagh where a myriad of additional recreational          power-boating promises a real taste of adventure.
opportunities await. Alternatively some may head               Watersports centres provide a range of water-
to the sea to visit the outstanding attractions          based activities and tuition for the novice and the
such as the spectacular Giant’s Causeway, and the        experienced alike in waterskiing, wake-boarding,
coastal towns and villages along the Causeway            and knee-boarding. Tuition and facilities for
Coastal Route.                                           disabled waterskiers are available.
     Lough Neagh is extremely popular for sailing              The Lower Bann region also boasts many
regattas and further serves as a base for numerous       walking and cycling opportunities.
canoeing, rowing and sailing clubs which remain                Privately owned boats are plentiful, with
active throughout the year. The Lower Bann is clearly    marinas along the waterway providing excellent
a haven for watersports, but there is a feast of other   facilities for visitors as well as advice on how to
activities available too, with angling a particular      take full advantage of the wide range of activities,
favourite. Game fishing has become increasingly           local hospitality and heritage sites available. Those
popular as the Lower Bann is home to some of the         not familiar with the river are advised to contact
best salmon and trout angling in Ireland.                Waterways Ireland on 028 7034 4342 for                  2
     Coarse fishing is popular at Glenone Forest          information on locks, water levels and navigation.


                                                                                                                     This advertorial feature has been part
                                                                                                                     funded by the European Union through
                                                                                                                     the Lower Bann Partnership Ltd




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                    6
                                                                                                                                                                    Rathlin Island




                                                                             Giant’s



                                                                                                                                                                                     Services
                                                                             Causeway                     Whitepark
                                                                                              B146
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pump-outs




                                                                                                          Bay                                              Fair Head
                                                                                                                  Ballintoy          B15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Slipways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Showers




                                                                       Portballintrae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Laundry




                                                                                                                         BALLYCASTLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Toilets




                                                 Portrush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Water




                                                                                                                                     A2
                                                                                                       B17
Magilligan Point                                                          B62         Bushmills
                               Portstewart
                                                         A29                    B17                                                                                           A2
 Benone
                             Castlerock
                                                                                                                               A44
                                                                                                                                                                                     Location
                                                                                                                                                                                          B92
                                                                                                             B67
                                                                                                                                      B15
                                                                                                                                                                                     Seaton’s Marina (Private)
                                                                                                                                                                                             Cushendun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Y                   Y                             Y
                                                         COLERAINE                                                           Armoy

                                                                     A26
                                                                                              Dervock
                                                                                                                                     River
                                                                                                                                                                                     The Cranagh Marina (Private)                                                     Y                   Y
                                                                                                                                     Bush
                                     Macosquin
                                                                                                                                                                                     Coleraine Marina (Coleraine Council)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Cushendall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Y         Y         Y       Y          YA         Y
                                      A37                 Bann
                                                          Valley                                                             A44
 A2
                                                                                                                                                                                     Christie Park (Coleraine Council)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Glenariff                                                                  Y                   Y
                                                               A54               BALLYMONEY                                    Loughguile
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Garron
      LIMAVADY
                                             A29
                                                                                 B66                   A26                                                                           Ski Supreme Point       Watersports (Private)                                                                                      Y
       River
       Roe                                                                   River
                                                                                                                         A26
                                                                                                                                                                                     Drumaheglis Marina (Ballymoney Council)
                                                                                                                                                                                      A43                                                                             Y         Y         Y       YB         Y          Y
                                                                             Bann

                                                                                                                             Cloughmills                                             Movanagher Lock (Magherafelt Council)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Carnlough                                                      Y                                                 Y
                                                                       A54
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Glenarm

        B68
                                             Garvagh
                                                                                                                                                            A43
                                                                                                                                                                                     Kilrea Bridge Jetty         A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Y
92
                                                                             Kilrea
                                                                                            Rasharkin                                                                                Portglenone Marina (Ballymena Council)                                           Y         Y         Y                             Y
                                                     A29

         Dungiven
                                                                                                                                                                                     Newferry East (Ballymena Council)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 B97
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Y                                                 Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ballygally

                        A6                                                                                                                            Broughshane                    Newferry West (MagherafeltPark       Country
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Council)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carnfunnock                                                                                   Y
                                                                                                               Cullybackey                 M2
                                                                                                                                                                                     Toome (Waterways Ireland)                                                        Y                                                 Y
                                                                                            Portglenone                                                                                                                                      Islandmagee
                                                                              A42                                            Gracehill           BALLYMENA                                                                     LARNE              B90

ins                                                      Maghera                                                         Ahoghill
                                                                                                                                                                    A36              1     Sunset on the River Bann
                                                                                                                                                                                                 A36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A A pump-out service is available
                                                         A6
                                                                                                                                                                                     2     Salmon fishing at Castleroe A2                                                on Fridays at Coleraine Marina.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           B150
                                                                                            Bellaghy
                                                                                                                                                           Kells                     3     Boat trips on the Lady Sandel
                                                                                                                                                                                                           A8        Glenoe                                             There is a fee for this service.
                                                                                    A54
                                                                                                                                                                                     4     A great day out                                                            B There is a charge for this service.
                                                                           Castledawson                                                                                                                                    Ballycarry

                                                                                                                                                       A26
                                                                                                                                                                                     5     Family fun  A57
                                                                                                  A6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Whitehead
                                                                Magherafelt
                                                                                                        Toome                  Randalstown                                           6     Drumaheglis marina
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ballyclare
                                                   A29                                                                                          M22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A8                   A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CARRICKFERGUS
                                                                 A31                                                                                           Antrim

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            A6           Whiteabbey
                                                   Moneymore                                      Lough Neagh                                                      A26
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Glengormley
                                                                                                                                                 Belfast
                                                   A29
Explore the Choice at Ballymoney
Situated just 15 miles from the breathtaking                                         FASHION
                                                                                     The Winsome Lady
                                                                                                                  The Glynns Bar
                                                                                                                  23 Church Street
                                                                                                                                          GREAT OUTDOORS
                                                                                                                                          E J Cassells & Sons
Causeway Coast, within easy reach of the fabled                                      72/74 Main Street            Ballymoney              41-43 Main Street
                                                                                     T 028 2766 3585              T 028 2766 3521         T 028 2766 3216
Glens of Antrim, Ballymoney is one of the north-east’s                               Robert H Gault               La Patisserie
                                                                                                                                          E ecassells@aol.com
finest gems. Easily accessible by both road (A26) and                                 26-28 Church Street          2 High Street           Outdoor Life
                                                                                     T 028 2766 3236              T 028 2766 5971         3a Market Street
rail, Ballymoney Town is worthy of a retail or leisure                               R McIlroy & Sons Ltd         Anne’s Hot Bread Shop
                                                                                                                                          T 028 2764 9060
                                                                                                                                          E outdoorlifeccc@aol.com
outing for all the family.                                                           45-47 Main Street            5/6 Castlecroft
                                                                                     T 028 2766 2270              T 028 2766 2979         Taggart & Co Ltd
Ballymoney’s retail centre offers more than the typical high street shopping         E shoes@mcilroy.ndo.co.uk                            38-44 Main Street
                                                                                                                  Flash in the Pan
experience. It is home to many unique family run shops, boasting top brands,                                                              T 028 2766 2130
                                                                                     Gambles Shoes                51 Queen Street
                                                                                                                                          E robintaggart@unite.net
competitive prices and a friendly personal service. This charming town has kept      8-10 Main Street             T 028 2766 3290
its traditional identity in the midst of national takeovers which have made so       T 028 2766 3265              E alistair_bustard@     HEALTH & BEAUTY
                                                                                                                     yahoo.co.uk          Top Ten Hairstylists
many of our towns into High Street replicas. There is ample free car parking at      FOOD & DRINK
                                                                                                                                          66 Main Street
both ends of the town so you’ve never too far to walk for great value!               The Peppercorn               GIFTS & CRAFT
                                                                                                                                          T 028 2766 3539
                                                                                     21a Main Street              Gems Jewellers
Ballymoney has often been described as ‘Irelands Best Kept Secret’. However, it’s    T 028 2766 3331              48 Main Street          Isobel’s Beauty Salon
a secret that the town’s retailers wish to share. So come and share in this secret                                T 028 2766 5048         13a Main Street
                                                                                     Kelly’s of Ballymoney
                                                                                                                  E stuart@gems           T 028 2766 4322
and explore the unique charms of Ballymoney Town.                                    & Tap Room Restaurant
                                                                                                                     jewellers.com
                                                                                     19/21 Church Street                                  The Nature Nook

www.visitballymoney.com                                                              T 028 2766 2157
                                                                                     The Imperial Bar
                                                                                     58 Main Street
                                                                                                                  A Twaddle Crafts
                                                                                                                  56 Main Street
                                                                                                                  T 028 2766 4159
                                                                                                                                          12b Church Street
                                                                                                                                          T 028 2766 4178
                                                                                                                                          E thenaturenook1@aol.com
                                                                                     T 028 2766 2429              The Music Box           Beauty Within
                                                                                                                  32 Church Street        12b Church Street
                                                                                     The Tower Bar
                                                                                                                  T 028 2766 2242         T 028 2766 7266
                                                                                     & Chaser’s Off Licence
                                                                                     41 Church Street             OUTDOOR MARKET
                                                                                     T 028 2766 2431              Origin Fine Food
                                                                                     E daniel.gillan@virgin.net   and Craft Fair
                                                                                                                  Castlecroft Square
                                                                                     The Manor Hotel
                                                                                                                  T 028 2766 0238
                                                                                     Restaurant and B&B
                                                                                     69 Main Street
                                                                                     T 028 2766 9927




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                   Best Western Magherabouy, Portrush
                   Cromore Halt, Portstewart
                   55° North, Portrush
                   Shenanigans, Portstewart
                   The Anchor Bar Complex, Portstewart
                   The Counties Restaurant, Portrush
                   The Restaurant @ Kellys, Portrush
                   www.strandsgoodfood.com




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    experience the                                        Why not experience the
    Causeway Coastal Route                                Causeway Coastal Route with
                                                          Specialized Travel Services.

    from $235                                             With a fantastic 2 night/
                                                          3 day package (including hotel
     voted the most scenic view in Europe*                accommodation and car hire),
                                                          this is a great way to explore
                                                          one of the world’s great routes.

                                                          Prices are also available in Pounds Sterling,
                                                          Euros and Canadian Dollars. For further
                                                          information contact Specialized Travel on:

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                                                          (From North America - toll free)

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                                                          or visit
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    CAUSEWAY COASTAL ROUTE: THE ESSENTIAL IRISH JOURNEY

                                                          *Causeway Coastal Route voted 5th most scenic view in
                                                          the world, 1st in Europe. Poll by Jacob’s Creek


CAUSEWAY COASTAL ROUTE: THE ESSENTIAL IRISH JOURNEY                                                PAGE 45
  Accommodation                                           All accommodation is listed in alphabetical order by town and name, thereafter by type of accommodation.

             HOTEL
                                                          }     Off-street parking                               A        Left luggage facilities                      VAVouchers accepted                            s£      Single occupancy price
                                                          O     Building of historical interest                  [        No smoking area/bedrooms                     5 Euro accepted                                d£      Double occupancy price
                                                          *     Garden                                           ]        Totally non smoking                            On-line information & reservations
        GUEST HOUSE                                                                                                                                                      or bookable via local TICs                   Symbol variations for
                                                          m     Rural setting                                    C        Sauna
                                                          F     Sea view                                         Y        Solarium                                     ^ DVD Player                                   self-catering
    LICENSED GUEST INN                                    f     Air conditioning                                 w        Jacuzzi                                      u Video recorder                               } Dedicated parking
                                                          b     Central heating                                  !        Indoor swimming pool                         z Hi-Fi/CD player/radio                        ) Children welcome
      BED & BREAKFAST                                     F     Ground floor room available                      }        Gymnasium/health club                        P Gas/electricity/oil charged by meter         ( Television
                                                          G     Family room available on request                 O        Entertainment                                y Washing machine
       SELF CATERING                                      ;     Reduced rates for older persons                  -        Tennis courts on site                        b Tumble dryer                                 Symbol variations for
                                                                (over 55)                                        2        Fishing arranged on request                  g Dishwasher                                   caravan parks and marinas
            HOSTEL                                        )     Price reduction for children                             Golf arranged on request                     O Microwave                                    C Dogs on leads
                                                          f     Cots/highchairs available                        n        Pony trekking/riding arranged                v Ironing facilities                           Q Showers
                                                          w     Baby listening/sitting service                   K        Boat hire/cruising arranged                  s Refrigerator                                 ;    Electric supply to pitches
       CARAVAN PARK
                                                          C     Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement                L        Watersports/sailing arranged                 I Electric shaver point                        c    Gas
                                                          k     Guide dogs accepted                              }        Conference facilities                        I Linen provided                               S Café/food shop
            MARINA                                        (     TV in bedrooms                                   r        Audio visual facilities                      J Linen for hire                               ^    Public telephone
                                                          )     Satellite TV                                     µ        Internet access available                    9 Food shop/mobile shop on site                x Games area
  All establishments registered and approved by the       %     Tea/coffee making facilities                     WiFi     Wireless Internet access available           % Games room on site                           y    Laundry
  NITB. Tariff rates quoted include VAT and service       S     Evening meal on request                          k        Credit cards accepted                        C Bar nearby                                   K Boating
  charge, but are subject to alteration and must be       ;     Hairdryer available                              v        Restaurant on premises                       N Welcome pack provided                        ) Children's play area
  confirmed at time of booking. Self-catering rates are   ^     Telephone for guest use                          C        Licensed premises                            d Barbeque facilities for guest use            R    Lounge
  per week. B&B rates are per person sharing.             G     Lift/elevator                                    x        Special dietary needs catered for            F Garden/patio furniture
                                                          z     Laundry service                                           on request


                   ANTRIM                                                       ANTRIM                                                                   ANTRIM                                                            ANTRIM
                ★★★★ HOTEL                                                    ★★★ HOTEL                                                                ★★★ HOTEL                                                    BED & BREAKFAST




The Dunadry Hotel - the middle fort ****                    Comfort Hotel ***                                                         Express by Holiday Inn Antrim ***                                The Cottage
2 Islandreagh Drive, Dunadry BT41 2HA                       20 Dunsilly Road, Antrim BT41 2JH                                         James Mingle                                                     Marty Fleck
Tel: (028) 9443 4343 Fax: (028) 9443 3389                   Tel: (028) 9446 2929 Fax: (028) 9446 5801                                 Junction One Retail & Leisure Park                               38 Ballymena Rd, Doagh, Co Antrim BT39 0QR
Email: info@dunadry.com                                     Email: info@comforthotelantrim.com                                        Ballymena Road, Antrim, BT41 4LL                                 Tel: (028) 9334 0483 Mobile: 07843 749 054
www.dunadry.com                                             www.comforthotelantrim.com                                                Tel: (028) 9442 5500 Fax: (028) 9442 5509                        s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2
s£65-£85 d£43-£65 pps. Rooms 83, ensuite 83                 s£80 d£40 pps. Rooms 40, ensuite 40                                       Email: antrim@expressbyholidayinn.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                       20 mins airport and ferries. 50 mins North Coast,
A truly magical atmosphere awaits guests at this hotel      Weekend break (pps) from £32.50                                           s£35 d£35pps. Rooms 90, ensuite 90
                                                                                                                                                                                                       pub 2 mins walking distance. Choice of breakfast, safe
where the warmth of yesterday meets the style of today.     The Comfort Hotel Antrim is located at the junction                       Express by Holiday Inn Antrim is located at Junction             off-road parking. All rooms with TV, hospitality tray,
Conveniently located only 20 mins from Belfast and          1 roundabout off the main M22 motorway. Just 10                           One, Ireland’s largest International Shopping Outlet.            ironing facilities and hair dryer. Pizza parlour, fish and
enroute to the Causeway Coast, this legendary hotel         minutes from the International Airport and a 5 minutes                    Ideally located within a two minutes’ drive of the M2            chip shop, chinese take away 2 mins etc.
invites you to create memories of your own in this rare     walk from the Junction One Shopping Centre, it makes                      motorway, Express by Holiday Inn Antrim is only 20
and beautiful place, renowned for delicious food, warm      the ideal location for business and leisure visitors alike.               miles and a 30 minute drive from Belfast and short
welcomes and a truly relaxed atmosphere. Leisure            The hotel offers 40 luxury ensuite bedrooms, designed                     drives from the towns of Ballymena and Coleraine.
facilities and private car park.                            with you, the guest, in mind. All rooms are flooded                       Londonderry is also not far from the location. Belfast
                                                            with natural daylight and are equipped with the latest in                 International Airport is less than 10 minutes away.
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                   ANTRIM                                                       ANTRIM                                                                    ARMOY                                                             ARMOY
             BED & BREAKFAST                                       ★★★★★ SELF CATERING                                                         ★★★★ SELF CATERING                                                 ★★★ SELF CATERING




Wentworth Country House                                     Stable Court *****                                                        Limepark Arts & Cottages ****                                    Charlie’s ***
Molly Stewart                                               1-5 Oldstone Hill, Antrim BT41 4SB                                        Ms M Ward                                                        J M Morrison & Son
30 Rathmore Rd, Dunadry, Antrim BT41 2HG                    Tel: 028 9446 2222 Fax: 028 9446 0012                                     Limepark, 37 Drones Rd, Armoy BT53 8XJ                           64 Carrowreagh Rd, Armoy BT53 8RS
Tel: (028) 9443 2100 Mobile: 07960 229 899                  Email: info@stablecourtlodging.com                                        Tel & fax: (028) 2075 1216 Mobile: 07904 986566                  Tel: (028) 2075 1327 Fax: (028) 2075 1162
Email: wentworthcountryhouse@hotmail.com                    www.stablecourtlodging.com                                                Email: linger@limepark.com                                       Mobile: 07903 178080
www.wentworthcountryhouse.com                               4 apartments (1 bedroom sleeps 2) £300-£415                               www.limepark.com                                                 www.charliesselfcatering.co.uk
s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                           1 house (2 bedrooms sleeps 4) £395-£495                                   6 cottages (sleeps 2-6) £150-£650                                Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £250-£325
                                                                                                                                      Short stays available by arrangement
Set in its own grounds in peaceful and scenic               Stable Court is a stunning new development of premier                                                                                      Relax in our sheltered garden. Enjoy the peace of
countryside. Wentworth provides rooms with tea/coffee       class apartments and houses, set within a private gated                   "Think of crackling fires, cosy sofas and a warm                 north Antrim and the luxury of our 3 star self catering
making facilities, TV and hairdryer. Close to popular       courtyard that is rich in authentic character. Guests will                welcome". Historic cottages in a Georgian retreat ideally        farm cottage.
pub/restaurant, and 4 star hotel and bistro, the            experience the convenience of modern day facilities,                      placed between the Glens and the Causeway Coast.
motorway and 3.5 miles from International Airport.          in surroundings that are pleasing and relaxing, making                    Fully equipped - linen, welcome pack, laundry facilities,
Ironing facilities and cot available.                       it the ideal base for the discerning tourist. Short stays                 snooker/library/games room, croquet, art studios,
                                                            on request.                                                               stabling/paddock for horses, activities organised.
                                                                                                                                      Please check out our website for more information.
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               BALLINTOY                                                    BALLINTOY                                                                 BALLINTOY                                                        BALLINTOY
             BED & BREAKFAST                                             BED & BREAKFAST                                                           BED & BREAKFAST                                              ★★★★ SELF CATERING




Ballintoy House                                             Lagavara                                                                  Whitepark House AA*****                                          Lemawilkin Cottage ****
Rita & Tony McFall                                          Edith Kane                                                                Bob & Siobhan Isles                                              Anne Donnelly
9 Main St, Ballintoy, Ballycastle BT54 6LX                  11 Ballinlea Rd, Ballintoy, Ballycastle BT54 6NQ                          150 Whitepark Rd, Whitepark Bay, Ballycastle BT54 6NH            Contact: 1 Knocksoghey Lane, Ballintoy, BT54 6NR
Tel: (028) 2076 2317                                        Tel: 028 2076 2641 Fax: 028 2076 8555                                     Tel: (028) 2073 1482                                             Tel & fax (028) 2076 2032
s£20 d£20-22.50 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                     Mobile: 078 0897 0602                                                     Email: bob@whiteparkhouse.com                                    Mobile: 07753 110805
                                                            Email: Edith.kane@lycos.co.uk                                             www.whiteparkhouse.com                                           Email: anne@ballintoycottages.com
2.5 storey Georgian house, situated in the village of
                                                            s£25-£30 d£25-£30 pps Rooms 3, ensuite 3                                  s£75 d£50 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                                www.ballintoycottages.com
Ballintoy. Beside the pubs and restaurants. Just around
                                                            Open all year, ex Christmas                                                                                                                Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7) £270-£380
the corner from Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Famous                                                                                    This unique country house is situated on the coast road
for our big breakfast and friendly atmosphere. TV and       Located 2 miles from Ballintoy Village and Carrick-a-                     between the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope             Luxury cottage. Panoramic sea view on its own private
coffee/tea facilities in bedrooms.                          Rede rope bridge. Convenient to Giant’s Causeway and                      Bridge, above the beautiful Whitepark Bay. A log fire            grounds, 2 minutes walk from village, 5 minutes walk
                                                            Bushmills Distillery. Panoramic views. Full Ulster fry                    and hearty breakfast await you. Vegetarians welcome.             to beach. Has all mod cons, open fire, OFCH, patio
                                                            provided. A warm and friendly atmosphere is assured.                      All rooms have power showers and separate baths.                 and barbeque area. 3 bedrooms, 1 double ensuite,
                                                            Choice of local restaurants.                                              ‘Special Places to Stay in Ireland’, Karen Brown, ‘Guide         1 twin, 1 family.
                                                                                                                                      du Routard’, Frommers, Cadogan, Georgina Campbell,
                                                                                                                                      Lonely Planet. AA 5 stars. Bob - Landlady of the Year
                                                                                                                                      for UK 2003.
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                 BALLINTOY                                                  BALLINTOY                                                    BALLINTOY                                                     BALLINTOY
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 The Wee House ****                                         Braeside Lodge **** and Cottage***                           Portbraddan Cottage****                                       Causeway Coast Cottages – Castle Cottage***
 Mrs M McHenry                                              Anne Donnelly                                                (National Trust Holiday Booking Office)                       12 Harbour Road, Ballintoy
 134a Whitepark Rd, Ballintoy BT54 6ND                      1&2 Knocksoghey Lane, Ballintoy, BT54 6NR                    26 Portbraddan Road Bushmills Co Antrim                       Tel: 028 9268 2581
 Tel: (028) 2076 2093                                       Tel & fax (028) 2076 2032                                    Tel: 0844 800 2078 (Booking Office) (Calls provided by        Mobile: 07773 627 387
 Mobile: 07734 231308                                       Email: anne@ballintoycottages.com                            BT will be charged at 5p/min at all times, mobile and         Email: info@causewaycoastcottages.com
 Email: wee_house@hotmail.com                               www.ballintoycottages.com                                    other provider's costs may vary)                              www.causewaycoastcottages.com
 www.theweehouse.com                                        Lodge (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £270-£380                       Fax: 0870 458 4400                                            Cottage (2 bedrooms sleeps 4) £180-£325
 House (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £250-£385                     Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £220-£320                     Email: cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                       Unique modern holiday cottage built in traditional Irish
                                                                                                                         www.nationaltrustcottages.co.uk/northernireland
 Spacious, modern 2 bedroom cottage situated on a           Lodge: Spacious modern house with panoramic sea                                                                            style. OFCH and wood burning stove. Garden with
                                                                                                                         Cottage (1 unit, sleeps 6 plus cot) Phone for prices
 hill farm. Fabulous sea views, perfect location for hill   views, fitted with all modern facilities.                                                                                  decked area, barbeque and views to Rathlin Island.
 and coastal walking and for visiting Giant’s Causeway,     Cottage: Traditional refurbished 18th century                Portbraddan is a semi-detached cottage nestled in the         Close to Carrick-a-Rede and Giant’s Causeway.
 Rathlin and Glens of Antrim.                               fisherman’s cottage. A home full of charm, character         western end of White Park Bay in the old fishing hamlet       5 minutes walk to local pubs/restaurants.
                                                            and comfort. Open fire. Child-friendly. Logs and fuel        of Portbraddan. Views from the cottage encompass the
                                                            included. Both within walking distance of Carrick-a-         beautiful beach dunes and extend out across the sea
                                                            Rede and Ballintoy Harbour. Convenient to local pubs         to the western cliffs of Rathlin Island. Lets start Friday.
                                                            and restaurants.                                             Available for hire all year.
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 Marine Hotel ***                                           Fullerton Arms **                                            Crockatinney ***                                              Glenluce Guest House **
 1-3 North St, Ballycastle BT54 6BN                         Anne Taggart                                                 Mrs M.J McGinn                                                Mr J Brown
 Tel: (028) 2076 2222 Fax: (028) 2076 9507                  22-24 Main St, Ballintoy BT54 6LX                            80 Whitepark Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6LP                         42 Quay Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6BH
 Email: reception@marinehotel.net                           Tel & fax: (028) 2076 9613                                   Tel: (028) 2076 8801 Fax: (028) 2076 9523                     Tel and Fax: (028) 2076 2914
 www.marinehotel.net                                        Email: info@fullertonarms.co.uk                              Email: crockatinneyguesthouse@hotmail.com                     Email: enquiries@glenluceguesthouse.com
 s£60 d£45 pps. Rooms 31, ensuite 31                        www.fullertonarms.co.uk                                      www.crockatinneyguesthouse.co.uk                              www.glenluceguesthouse.com
                                                            s£38.50 d£30 pps. Rooms 11, ensuite 11                       s£35 d£55. Family room price on request                       s£35 d£25 pps. Rooms 12, ensuite 5
 Seafront, Antrim Coastline, between Glens of Antrim
                                                            The Fullerton Arms houses a sumptuous restaurant,            Rooms 6, ensuite 6                                            Open all year
 and Giant’s Causeway. Within walking distance of golf,
 beach, marina and town centre. A La Carte Restaurant,      lively bar, a beer garden, barbeque facilities and private   Crockatinney guest house is located on the B15                A Victorian guesthouse with 12 rooms, open all year.
 Bar and Country Club (20m pool, spa and fitness suite).    car park. Catering for all occassions.                       between Ballycastle and Ballintoy. It is set in 64 acres      We are a family-run business and aim to provide the
                                                                                                                         of outstanding natural beauty with panoramic views of         highest possible standard of service.
                                                                                                                         Rathlin Island, Fairhead and Scotland. We are 2 miles
                                                                                                                         from the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and 5
                                                                                                                         miles from the Giant’s Causeway.


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 Ardaghmore                                                 Beechwood                                                    Carnately Lodge                                               Clare House
 Mrs G McLernon                                             Mrs Roz McAuley                                              Maeve Jamison                                                 Mrs P Black
 35 North St, Ballycastle BT54 6BP                          9 Beechwood Avenue, Ballycastle BT54 6BL                     51 Moyarget Road, Ballycastle BT54 6HJ                        33 Whitepark Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6LL
 Tel: (028) 2076 3329                                       Tel & fax: (028) 2076 3631                                   Tel: 028 2076 8626 Mobile: 0773 444 7971                      Tel & fax: (028) 2076 3889
 Email: info@ardaghmore.com                                 Email: stay@beechwoods.f9.co.uk                              Email: carnatelylodge@hotmail.co.uk                           Email: paulineblack3000@hotmail.com
 www.ardaghmore.com                                         www.beechwoodballycastle.co.uk                               www.carnatelylodge.com                                        www.clarehouseballycastle.com
 s£25-30 d£20-£25 pps.                                      s£20-£25 d£20 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 2                        s£20-£25 d£20-£25 pps. Rooms 3 Ensuite 1                      s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
 Rooms 3, ensuite 2, 1 private bathroom                                                                                  Open all year
                                                            A family-run B&B, bungalow with mature gardens.                                                                            Situated on outskirts of Ballycastle with excellent views
 Ardaghmore is a family-run Victorian house in a            Situated 200 yards from beach, golf course, tennis           Carnately Lodge family run B&B with gardens and               of Rathlin Island, we offer guests relaxing comfortable
 peaceful area overlooking Ballycastle Bay with             courts and Rathlin ferry. 5 minute walk to town centre.      private parking. Located in a rural setting one mile          accommodation within easy access of the Causeway
 breathtaking views of Rathlin Island, Fair Head. 2 mins    Quiet residential area.                                      from Ballycastle, situated close to the Causeway              Coast and Glens of Antrim.
 walk from beach, Rathlin Ferry, tennis courts, hotels                                                                   Coast. We are centrally placed for visiting the Giant’s
 and pubs. Ideal base to explore Causeway Coast                                                                          Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Bushmills
 and Glens.                                                                                                              Whiskey Distillery.


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 Corratavey House                                           Fragrens                                                     Glenhaven                                                     Glentaisie
 Mrs C White                                                Mrs V Greene                                                 Irene Liken                                                   Kristen Mullan
 40 Quay Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6BH                           34 Quay Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6BH                             9 Whitehall Avenue, Ballycastle BT54 6WB                      8a Hillside Road, Ballycastle, BT54 6HZ
 Tel: (028) 2076 2845 Fax: (028) 2076 8828                  Tel: (028) 2076 2168 or (028) 2076 2181                      Tel: 028 2076 8459 Mobile: 07708 710904                       Tel: 028 2076 8858
 Mobile: 07962 077463                                       Mobile: 07739 911569                                         Email: irenemcl2000@yahoo.co.uk                               Email: reservations@glentaisie.com
 Email: claireewhite@tiscali.co.uk                          Email: jgreene710@aol.com                                    s£25-£30 d£22.50-£25 pps                                      www.glentaisie.com
 www.corratavey.co.uk                                       http://members.aol.com/jgreene710                            Double Ensuite £25 pps. Rooms 3 Ensuite 1                     d£27.50 pps. Rooms 2, Ensuite 1, Private bathroom 1
 d£25 pps. Rooms 5, ensuite 3                               s£35 d£22.50 pps. Rooms 6, ensuite 6. Open Jan-Nov           Open April to September
                                                                                                                                                                                       Beautifully refurbished homes set on the side of
                                                                                                                         Open weekends all year round
 Tastefully refurbished Victorian townhouse situated near   Historic house built 1734-1750. Forms part of oldest                                                                       Glentaisie, situated in Ballycastle at ‘The Top of the
 all amenities, including Rathlin ferry, main bus stop      property in Ballycastle. Completely restored, the            Family home situated in a quiet area five minutes             Town’. Family room with private bathroom featuring a
 and cycle route number 93. Walks, cycle routes and         spacious rooms each with TV, tea/coffee tray and             walking distance to town centre. Convenient to golf           roll-top bath and walk in power shower. The double
 tours recommended. Languages - Polski, Deutsch (ein        finished to a very high standard. Extensive breakfast        club, beach and marina and cliff walks. It is an ideal        room features a bespoke king size mahogany bed and
 bisschen!), Français (un peu!). Private parking, secure    menu served in conservatory. Central to Giant’s              seaside location convenient to the Giant’s Causeway.          private ensuite. Convenient to all amenities and tourist
 parking for bikes, storage for outdoor enthusiasts         Causeway and Glens of Antrim. Great hospitality. Rear                                                                      attractions.
 available.                                                 parking area. Recommended in Le Guide de Routard.
                                                            Within walking distance of beach, golf course and
                                                            ferry terminal.
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Hillsea Two                                                 Kinbane Farmhouse B&B                                       Mountview House                                             Rock Manor
Marcus Jameson                                              Nan Wilkinson                                               Mrs R Getty                                                 Mrs K McArthur
6 Rathlin View, Ballycastle BT54 6EN                        85 Whitepark Rd, Kinbane, Ballycastle BT54 6LP              23 Carrowcroey Rd, Armoy, Ballymoney BT53 8UH               87a Straid Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6NW
Tel & fax: (028) 2076 2385                                  Tel & fax: (028) 2076 9947 Mobile: 07753 508669             Tel & fax: (028) 2075 1402                                  Tel: (028) 2076 8815 Mobile: 07870 758273
Email: hillsea@utvinternet.com                              Email: kenbanefarms@aol.com                                 Email: gracena@clara.co.uk                                  s£25 d£28 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2
www.ballycastle-accommodation.com                           www.kinbane.com                                             s£22 d£20-£22 pps. Rooms 4, ensuite 4                       Open March-Oct
From £25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                            £20-£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 2
                                                                                                                        Peaceful rural setting with beautiful view, convenient to   Family-run B&B close to Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-
Open Jan-Dec                                                Open Jan-Dec
                                                                                                                        North Antrim Coast. Traditional farmhouse, family-run,      Rede Rope Bridge and the Causeway Coast. Peaceful
Hillsea is a custom built guest house, luxuriously          Situated between Ballycastle and Ballintoy on the           home cooking. 4 spacious ensuite rooms with TV              surroundings with gardens and trout-stocked lake.
furnished and decorated. Located on the main coast          beautiful Causeway Coast, Kinbane offers spectacular        & tea/coffee facilities. A warm and friendly welcome        Family rooms available. Non-smoking residence.
road to the Giant's Causeway. It is 5 mins walk to town     sea views of Rathlin Island, Fair Head and Scotland.        awaits you.
centre and beach and ferries. We pride ourselves on         Kinbane Castle ruins are a 10 minute walk.
large appetising breakfasts with homebaked breads
and scones.


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Crockatinney Cottages ****                                  Marine Apartment ****                                       Strandview House ****                                       Ballycastle Holiday Homes ****/***
Mary McGinn                                                 Sean McCollum                                               John McGowan                                                Pearse McHenry
80a & b Whitepark Road, Ballycastle                         23 Marine Apartments, 1 North Street                        1e Strandview Road Ballycastle                              7-10 Market Court, Ballycastle
Tel: (028) 2076 3451 Mobile: 07759 938 067                  Ballycastle BT54 6BN                                        Tel: 028 2076 9662                                          9 Bleachgreen, Ballycastle
Email: mary@mcginn9.wanadoo.co.uk                           Tel: (028) 7963 4288 Mobile: 07751 378668                   Mobile: 07836 645 232                                       Mobile: 07742 475 009
www.crockatinneycottages.com                                Email: sdeocf@aol.com                                       Email: jerrymcgowan@yahoo.com                               Fax: 028 2076 2418
2 Cottages (sleeps 5 each) £375-£550 per week               www.ballycastlebreaks.co.uk                                 House (1 units sleeps 4-5) £300-£450                        Email: pearse_mchenry@hotmail.com
£200-£275 weekend break                                     Apartment (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £250-£400                                                                              Email: info@ballycastleholidayhomes.com
                                                                                                                        Large maisonette with access straight from own front        www.ballycastleholidayhomes.com
‘Stonechat’ and ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ are set in idyllic
                                                            This 4 star 3 bedroom apartment is furnished to a high      door, one minute walk to Marina, beach and tennis.          Townhouses (5 units sleep 6) £300-£450
surroundings, which include a 19th Century Famine
                                                            standard, with all modern appliances. Situated at the       Large kitchen/living area set on two levels. Ideal for a
Graveyard and stonewalls, a fishing lake, children’s play                                                                                                                           Opened in 2006, these luxury holiday homes offer all
                                                            sea front beside the Marine Hotel and Country Club,         few days to explore the Glens of Antrim and Causeway
area and private car parking. This is just the place to                                                                                                                             you need for that restful break. These superb three
                                                            and has private parking. Shops, pubs, beach, tennis         Coast.
get away from it all and experience local Northern Irish                                                                                                                            bedroomed townhouses are furnished to the highest
                                                            and golf are a short stroll away.
nature and history from the luxury of your very own                                                                                                                                 of standards, which will cater for all your needs, are
home-from-home. The cottages are finished to a very                                                                                                                                 situated in the heart of Ballycastle.
high standard and are fully furnished.
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Glenshesk School House ***                                  Strand Cottage ***                                          8 Strand Court ***                                          Cushleake House ***
Mrs M McCaughan                                             Mrs P Jameson                                               Mr W McCluggage                                             Phoebe Traill, 32 Quay Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6BH
7 Greenan Rd, Glenshesk, Ballycastle BT54 6QA               20 Sheskburn Ave, Ballycastle BT54 6BL                      8 Strand Court, Ballycastle                                 Tel: (028) 7133 8326 Mobile: 07790 647481
Tel: (028) 2076 2280                                        Tel: (028) 2076 2385                                        Tel: (028) 2827 9349                                        Email: phoebe@glenalla.com
Email: glensheskschoolhouse@hotmail.com                     Email: hillsea@utvinternet.com                              Email: williammccluggage@lycos.co.uk                        www.glenalla.com
www.glensheskschoolhouse.co.uk                              www.ballycastleaccommodation.com                            Apartment (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £250-£395                  House (5 bedrooms, sleeps 10-12) £300-£700
Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £200-£325                    House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £250-£425                      Weekend Break (per unit) from £150
                                                                                                                                                                                    Magnificent spacious Victorian house offering uniquely
                                                            Weekend Break (per unit) from £120                          Midweek Break (per unit) from £50 per night
Set in Glenshesk, one of famous nine Glens of Antrim,                                                                                                                               flexible accommodation. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
                                                            Midweek Break (per unit) from £110
4 miles from Ballycastle, and the Beach. Situated in a                                                                  Modern Luxury three bedroom apartment part of a             (2 ensuite), 2 lounge/sitting rooms, dining room,
quiet, rural setting with panoramic views of the Scottish   Spacious new well furnished house beside Ballycastle        small block. Superbly located within a short walking        well-equipped kitchen. Linen supplied. Large secluded
coastline. It has a private spacious garden with patio      Strand. Quiet, nearby river walk, no through traffic.       distance from the beach, tennis courts, golf course         garden, off street parking. Superb location - close to
and barbeque, overlooking Knocklayde. Built 1834, it        Laundry supplied, open fire. Quiet cul-de-sac. Next to      and marina. Ideal for touring Causeway Coast and            beach, shops and all amenities.
has been refurbished in traditional style with modern       Deer Park. 1 minute hotel, restaurants and Rathlin ferry.   Glens of Antrim.                                            }*b)f(^z]ybgOvsI
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Garden Cottage **
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Silvercliffs Holiday Village **                             Rua-Wai Farm                                                Ballygally Castle Hotel ****                                Cairnview
(Hagans Leisure Ltd)                                        Mrs A Hunter                                                General Manager: Norman McBride                             Mr I Lough
21 Clare Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6DB                           149 Templepatrick Rd, Ballyclare BT39 9RW                   Coast Road, Ballygally BT40 2QZ                             13 Croft Heights, Ballygally, Larne BT40 2QS
Tel: (028) 2076 2550 Fax: (028) 2076 2259                   Tel: (028) 9335 2417                                        Tel: (028) 2858 1066 Fax: (028) 2858 3681                   Tel & fax: (028) 2858 3269 Mobile: 07745 570037
Email: silvercliffs@hagansleisure.co.uk                     Email: ruawaifarm@yahoo.co.uk                               Email: conf@bgc.hastingshotels.com                          Email: bbcairnview@aol.com
www.hagansleisure.co.uk                                     d£18-£20 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 2                            www.hastingshotels.com                                      www.cairnviewweb.co.uk
47 apartments, chalets and caravans £133-£463                                                                           d£50-£90 pps (single supplements apply).                    s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
                                                            There is fishing on a river on this 20 acre farm which
                                                                                                                        Rooms 44, ensuite 44
With breathtaking views over Ballycastle Bay, near          is central to a golf and riding centre, 10 miles to Larne                                                               Select accommodation in a modern house in the
Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, this       Harbour, 8 miles to the International Airport and 8 miles   Ideally located on the scenic Antrim coast, only 26         picturesque village of Ballygally, 10 minutes from
park is ideal for families. Includes indoor heated pool,    to Belfast. It also offers complimentary tea on arrival.    miles from Belfast and close to Larne, the Ballygally       Larne, 1 mile from Cairndhu Golf Club, family rooms.
café, bar with live entertainment. Touring caravans                                                                     Castle faces the soft sandy beaches of Ballygally Bay.
also welcome.                                                                                                           Full of character and charm it boasts a welcoming
                                                                                                                        atmosphere.



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                                                      BALLYGALLY                                                                             BALLYMENA                                                    BALLYMENA
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                                                               Ballygally Holiday Apts ***/****/*****
                                                               Jennifer Riley
                                                               210 Coast Rd, Ballygally BT40 2QQ
                                                               Tel: (028) 2858 3061 Fax: 2858 3100
                                                               Mobile: 07890 197210
                                                               Email: info@ballygally.net
                                                               www.antrimcoastandglens.co.uk                                  Galgorm Resort & Spa ****                                    Adair Arms Hotel ***
                                                               7 apartments (sleeps 2-6) £300-£520                            Stephanie Bloomfield                                         Contact: Geraldine McLarnon
                                                               Midweek £200-£250 (3 nights)                                   136 Fenaghy Rd, Cullybackey, Ballymena BT42 1EA              Ballymoney Road, Ballymena BT43 5BS
                                                               Weekend £175-£220 (2 nights)                                   Tel: (028) 2588 1001 Fax: (028) 2588 0080                    Tel: (028) 2565 3674 Fax: (028) 2564 0436
                                                                                                                              Email: sbloomfield@galgorm.com                               Email: info@adairarms.com
                                                                                                                              www.galgorm.com                                              www.adairarms.com
                                                               Winner British Airways Best Self-Catering                      s£130 d£80 pps. Rooms 75, ensuite 75                         s£60-£80 d£85-£95. Rooms 44, all ensuite
                                                               Apartments. Modern apartments overlooking                      Set in some of Ireland's most lush scenery, Galgorm          The Adair Arms is in the centre of Ballymena which
                                                               sandy beach in picturesque village on the Antrim               Resort & Spa is one of the finest country house hotels       makes it ideally situated for business traveller and
                                                               Coast road. Equipped to a very high standard.                  in Ireland. The hotel boasts 75 ensuite bedrooms most        conference delegates. As Ballymena is an excellent
                                                               Magnificent views over Irish Sea to Scotland.                  with river views, 10 self-catering cottages and has          shopping town it makes it popular for those visiting the
                                                                                                                              conference and banqueting facilities for up to 350           area for short breaks and touring the Glens of Antrim.
                                                               Beside golf club and Carnfunnock Country Park.                 persons. Whether looking for a getaway for a weekend
                                                               Ideal for touring Antrim Glens and Causeway                    retreat, a venue for a business meeting or a setting for a
                                                               Coast. Activities arranged on request.                         rendez-vous with colleagues, Galgorm Resort and Spa
                                                                                                                              offers a variety of venues to suit all tastes.
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                   ★★★ HOTEL                                                     ★★ GUEST HOUSE                                            ★★ GUEST HOUSE                                               BED & BREAKFAST




 Leighinmohr House Hotel ***                                         Ashfield & Beechfield **                                 The Battery Inn **                                           Four Winds
 Contact: Geraldine Doherty                                          Jackie Kirkpatrick                                       The Gibson family                                            Mrs Dorothy Hanna
 Leighinmohr Avenue, Ballymena, BT42 2AN                             79-83 Galgorm Road, Ballymena                            2 Church Rd, Glenwherry, Ballymena BT42 3EQ                  146 Crankill Rd, Glarryford, Ballymena BT44 9HA
 Tel: (028) 2565 2313 Fax: (028) 2565 6669                           Tel: (028) 2565 9709 Fax: (028) 2565 0933                Tel: (028) 2583 1246                                         Tel: (028) 2568 5360
 Email: info@leighinmohrhotel.com                                    Mobile: 07799 058 074                                    Email: info@thebatteryinn.com                                Mobile: 07876 358 820 or 07739 813 463
 www.leighinmohrhotel.com                                            Email: beechfieldguesthouse@btconnect.com                www.thebatteryinn.com                                        s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 1
 s£60-£80 d£85-£95. Rooms 21, all ensuite                            www.ballymenaguesthouses.co.uk                           s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 4, ensuite 4                            The Four Winds is a mixed working farm on A26,
                                                                     s£40-£45 d£32.50-£35 Rooms 21, ensuite 21                                                                             10 mins drive from Ballymena, 10 mins drive from
 Situated in the prestigious Galgorm area and winner of                                                                       Family run country pub with 4 superior ensuite rooms.
                                                                     2 self catering units available £250-£400                                                                             Galgorm Resort and Spa, Cullybackey. 30 mins from
 Ballymena’s Best Eating Establishment 2005. This 3 star                                                                      Situated on the Larne/Ballymena Road at the A36/B94
 hotel offers guests wonderful hospitality in a relaxed              Located in Ballymena, our sister guesthouses Ashfield    junction. Ideal for touring or working in County             Giant’s Causeway, airport and Larne-Cairnryan ferries.
 and traditional atmosphere.                                         and Beechfield are splendid period houses where you      Antrim area.                                                 Opposite Fort Royal restaurant. Tea making in all rooms
                                                                     will find a homely, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.                                                                and TV lounge available.
                                                                     Located close to the train and bus station and within
                                                                     easy walking distance to the town centre. Ground floor
                                                                     rooms available.
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 Laurel Farm                                                         Limecourt                                                Lisbreen Farmhouse                                           Lisnafillan Lodge
 Marianne and John Buick                                             Mr Ian McKay                                             Ms K M Miskelly                                              Mrs J Douglas
 8 Oldtown Rd, Kells, Ballymena BT42 3NL                             6 Johnstonstown Road, Ballymena, BT43 6PX                436 Cushendall Rd, Ballymena BT43 6QE                        46 Lisnafillan Rd, Gracehill BT42 1JA
 Tel & fax: (028) 2589 1727 Mobile: 07808 857 326                    Tel: 028 2563 1755                                       Tel: (028) 2175 8367                                         Tel & fax: (028) 2587 1660 Mobile: 07850 187581
 Email: marianne@laurelfarm.net                                      Mobile: 07815 142 919 or 07929 929 776                   ensuite £22 pps, standard room £20 pps                       Email: jacdouglas@btinternet.com
 www.laurelfarm.net                                                  Email: ljmckaylimecourt@hotmail.com                      Rooms 3, ensuite 1                                           www.gracehillaccommodation.co.uk
 s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 1                                   www.limecourt.com                                                                                                     s£27 d£23 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 2
                                                                                                                              Relax by an open fire in our 19th century house. Home
                                                                     s£35 d£55 Rooms 3, ensuite 3
 A warm welcome and an excellent breakfast awaits you.                                                                        baking. Tea/coffee on arrival. Central for touring Glens     Early 1800s farmhouse in pleasant rural setting close
 Laurel Farm is situated in a quiet rural area and offers            Situated 5 minutes outside Ballymena, Limecourt is       of Antrim and Causeway Coast. 40 minutes drive from          to Galgorm and Ballymena. Central for North Coast and
 guests an opportunity to relax on a small family farm.              close to villages of Broughshane, Clough, Cullybackey    Larne Harbour and International Airport. Situated on         Belfast. Self-catering also available.
 Ideally situated for Belfast and the North Coast. Located           and Galgorm. It is the gateway to the Glens of Antrim    A43, 6 miles from Ballymena.
 near the Ross Park Hotel.                                           and a central location to explore the North Coast.
                                                                     Walks and cycling routes available on request. Bespoke
                                                                     walking, cycling and golfing tours can be arranged.


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              BED & BREAKFAST                                                    BED & BREAKFAST                                     ★★★★★ SELF CATERING                                             ★★★ SELF CATERING




 Meadow View                                                         Pinegrove Lodge                                          Parkhead Lodge *****                                         Ash Lodge ***
 Mrs H McDowell                                                      Mrs H Barr                                               Mrs Heather Barr                                             Mrs L McWhirter
 13 Redford Rd, Cullybackey, Ballymena BT43 5PR                      2 Pinegrove Park, Ballymena BT43 6TJ                     20 Andena Grange, Ballymoney Rd, Ballymena                   18a Ballyconnelly Rd, Cullybackey, BT42 1JF
 Tel: (028) 2588 0738 Mobile: 07870 730051                           Tel: (028) 2564 3434                                     BT43 5EU                                                     Tel: (028) 2588 0600 Fax: (028) 2588 0555
 Email: meadowviewbandb@btopenworld.com                              Mobile: 07889 466990                                     Tel: (028) 2564 3434 Mobile: 07889 466990                    Email: lauren.mcwhirter@hotmail.co.uk
 www.county-antrim.com                                               Email: heather@pinegrovelodge.co.uk                      Email: heather@parkheadlodge.co.uk                           www.ashlodge.info
 www.co-antrim.com                                                   www.pinegrovelodge.co.uk                                 www.parkheadlodge.co.uk                                      Bungalow (2 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £300-£350
 s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                                   s£35 d£30 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 1                        House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 4-5) £225-£450
                                                                                                                                                                                           Ash Lodge is ideal whether you’re visiting for a peaceful
                                                                     Open Jan-Nov
 Modern bungalow in rural setting. Easy access to                                                                             Parkhead Lodge is Ballymena’s first luxury 5-star self-      break in the surrounding countryside or to explore
 Cullybackey, Ballymena and M2. Off A26 leading to                   Situated a few minutes from the town centre on the       catering accommodation situated in a quiet cul-de-sac.       Co. Antrim’s Causeway Coast and Glens, an area of
 North Antrim Coast and Glens. Centrally heated ensuite              main routes to Causeway Coast & Glens. Private           a few mins walk from the town centre and on the main         unsurpassed beauty and magnificent scenery. Ash
 rooms, colour TV, tea/coffee facilities, electric blankets.         ground floor accommodation with pretty gardens and       routes from the ferry/airports to the North Antrim Coast.    Lodge is on a working farm.
 Warmest welcome assured.                                            summerhouse. 250 metres from supermarket, ATM and        The design is contemporary yet somehow manages
                                                                     the very popular Countryman Inn.                         a warm and cosy atmosphere, with a keen attention
                                                                                                                              to detail.

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              BALLYMONEY                                                  BALLYMONEY                                                  BALLYMONEY                                                       BALLYMONEY
             ★★ GUEST HOUSE                                               BED & BREAKFAST                                             BED & BREAKFAST                                                  BED & BREAKFAST




Harmony Hill Country House **                                Ken-Mar House                                               The Arches                                                       Westwinds
Balnamore, Ballymoney, Co.Antrim, BT53 7PS                   Ken & Mary McIlreavy                                        Mrs J Foot                                                       Mary McConaghie
Tel: 028 2766 3459 Fax: 028 2766 3740                        20 Queen Street, Ballymoney BT53 6JB                        64 Pharis Rd, Ballymoney BT53 8JU                                290a Moyarget Rd, Mosside, Ballymoney BT53 8EG
Email: webmaster@harmonyhill.net                             Tel: (028) 2766 3699 Mobile: 07749 058 830                  Tel: (028) 2764 1570                                             Tel: (028) 2074 1471 Mobile: 07791 348922
www.harmonyhill.net                                          Email: ken-mar@hotmail.co.uk                                Email: footarches@btopenworld.com                                Single £27. Double ensuite £22 pps
s£49 d£39.50 pps. Rooms 4, ensuite 4                         s£25 d£20-£25. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                           s£26 d£23 pps. Rooms 2                                           Standard double £20 pps. Twin £20 pps.
                                                             Open all year except Christmas                              Open Jan-Dec                                                     Rooms 3, ensuite 1
Harmony Hill House dates back to the 1760’s when it
                                                                                                                                                                                          Weekend Break (pps) from £18 per night
was the home of the owner of a Cornmill. The west wing       Located 5 mins from Ballymoney town centre.                 Detached country bungalow in an acre of gardens,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Midweek Break (pps) from £18 per night
of the house has been extensively refurbished to provide     Convenient to all tourist attractions on the North Coast.   situated off the Ballycastle A44 Drones Road. Ideal base
accommodation for the traveller, including a Residents Bar   Family run business with a warm and welcoming               for walking and touring the Antrim coastline. Homely             A secluded bungalow halfway between Ballycastle and
and grand drawing room in a style reminiscent of a bygone    atmosphere. Centrally heated with colour TV and tea/        atmosphere. TV lounge available. The Arches is 500               Coleraine and just off the B67. With lovely views within
age. Dinner available for residents on request. Set in a     coffee making facilities. Private car park.                 yards on the left from the A44 junction.                         30 minutes drive of all North Coast attractions. We
mature 4 acre garden, bordering the Mill Race.                                                                                                                                            specialise in home cooking and baking.



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         ★★★★ SELF CATERING                                           ★★★★ SELF CATERING                                         ★★★★ SELF CATERING                                                 ★★★ SELF CATERING




Garden Cottage ****                                          Knockavallen Lodge ****                                     O’Harabrook Old Dairy ****                                       The Chalet ***
John & Helen Hamilton                                        Mrs C Surgenor                                              Sandy & Bridget Cramsie                                          Ruth Henry
2A Lisconnan Rd, Ballymoney BT53 8AD                         77 Toberdoney Road, Dervock, Ballymoney BT53 8DH            O’Harabrook, Bann Rd, Ballymoney BT53 7PN                        6 Crosstagherty Rd, Ballymoney BT53 8LN
Tel: (028) 2074 1728                                         Tel & Fax: (028) 2074 1230                                  Tel & Fax: (028) 2766 6273 Mobile: 07771 636062                  Tel: (028) 2766 4070 Mobile: 07845 477818
Email: countrygardencot@aol.com                              Mobile: 07761 356556                                        Email: cramsie@nireland.com                                      Chalet (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4)
Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4-5) £180-£320                   Email: knockavallenlodge@hotmail.co.uk                      www.oharabrook.com                                               Weekend Break (per unit) from £150
                                                             www.knockavallenlodge.co.uk                                 3 apartments (sleeps 4-6) £195-£380                              Midweek Break (per unit) from £150
Luxury 2 bedroom country cottage just minutes from
                                                             Apartment (2 Bedrooms, sleeps 5/6) £180-£320                Weekend Break (per unit) from £120
Causeway Coast and Glens. Ideal base for quiet and                                                                                                                                        Luxury self-catering chalet sleeps 4 adults comfortably.
                                                                                                                         Midweek Break (per unit) from £160 (3 nights)
relaxing break with fishing and country walks. Price         First class self catering accommodation in a peaceful                                                                        Surrounded by luxurious gardens and picnic area.
includes heating, electricity, bedlinen and towels.          countryside setting. Ground floor flat in farmhouse with    Wonderfully converted old dairy within historic estate.          Spacious play area for children. Off-street parking. Just
                                                             private parking, garden and patio furniture. Sleeps 5/6.    Spacious secluded accommodation with access to                   off the Frocess Road, 4 miles from Ballymoney and
                                                             Tastefully furnished throughout with fully equipped         gardens, walks, tennis, fishing, games/conference room           a short drive to the Causeway Coast and Glens. Pets
                                                             modern kitchen. Suitable for all ages. Ideal for touring    and laundry 20 minute drive from Causeway Coast &                welcome by arrangement.
                                                             North Coast and Glens. Easy access to beaches,              several top links golf courses. Disabled facilities.
                                                             leisure centres and sports facilities. Your comfort is
                                                             our concern!
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            BROUGHSHANE                                                 BROUGHSHANE                                                                                         BUSHMILLS
             BED & BREAKFAST                                           ★★★ SELF CATERING                                                                                      ★★★ HOTEL

                                                                                                                                                                                    Bushmills Inn Hotel ***
                                                                                                                                                                                    9 Dunluce Rd, Bushmills BT57 8QG
                                                                                                                                                                                    Tel: (028) 2073 3000
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fax: (028) 2073 2048
                                                                                                                                                                                    Email: mail@bushmillsinn.com
                                                                                                                                                                                    www.bushmillsinn.com
Lough Connolly Farmhouse                                     Mill Cottage ***
Marie Jamieson                                               Valerie Blake
103 Carnlough Rd, Broughshane BT43 7HQ                       Houstons Mill, 10 Buckna Rd, Broughshane BT42 4NJ
Tel & fax: (028) 2568 4380 Mobile: 07761 014434              Tel: (028) 2586 2777 Fax: (028) 2586 2700
Email: marie.jamieson1@hotmail.co.uk                         Email: broughshane@nacn.org
www.loughconnollyfarmhouse.co.uk                             www.antrim.net/broughshane                                  ‘A living museum of Ulster hospitality’. This multi award-winning hotel with turf fires, oil lamps,
s£30 d£20 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                            Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £210-£350                    nooks, crannies and even a secret room presents an extensive range of intriguing bedrooms, an
Over 100 years old farmhouse situated on main Antrim         This traditional restored stone dwelling is situated on     atmospheric restaurant (new Irish cuisine), a turf fired old kitchen and a Victorian bar still lit by
Coast and Glens road. Excellent views. Secure parking.       the edge of Broughshane village known as the Garden         gaslight - you're welcome.
Ideal for fishing, golfing and countryside walks. All        Village of Ulster. Broughshane is renowned for flowers
rooms ensuite and of very high standard. Excellent           and environmental work having won Ulster in Bloom,
home cooking and warm welcome to all. Credit cards           Britain in Bloom, European Entente Florale and Nations      Rooms 32, ensuite 32
accepted.                                                    in Bloom.                                                   Mill House d£69-£139 pps
                                                                                                                         Coaching Inn (budget rooms) s£68-£78 d£49 pps
                                                                                                                         Weekend and Midweek Breaks (pps) from £88
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                    ★★ HOTEL                                              BED & BREAKFAST                                             BED & BREAKFAST                                                  BED & BREAKFAST




Causeway Hotel **                                            Ballyness B&B                                               Beardiville Farmhouse                                            Brown’s Country House
Darrel Stevenson                                             Helen Dunlop                                                Mrs Vye McClure                                                  Mrs J Brown
40 Causeway Rd, Giant’s Causeway BT57 8SU                    38 Castlecat Road, Bushmills BT57 8TN                       8 Ballyhome Road, Bushmills BT52 2LU                             174 Ballybogey Rd, Bushmills BT52 2LP
Tel: (028) 2073 1226 Fax: (028) 2073 2552                    Tel: (028) 2073 1438 Mobile: 07977 402687                   Tel: (028) 2073 1323                                             Tel: (028) 2073 2777 Fax: (028) 2073 1627
Email: reception@giants-causeway-hotel.co.uk                 s£32 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 2                           Mobile: 07873 557 923                                            Mobile: 07761 385 275
www.giants-causeway-hotel.com                                Open March-Oct                                              Email: beardiville@btinternet.com                                Email: brownscountryhouse@hotmail.com
s£50 d£40 pps. Rooms 28, ensuite 28                                                                                      From s£27 d£22 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                           www.brownscountryhouse.co.uk
                                                             Farmhouse in peaceful rural location half mile south
Weekend Break (pps) from £85                                                                                                                                                              s£30-£35 d£25-£27 pps. Rooms 8, ensuite 8
                                                             of Old Bushmills Distillery on B66 beside Ballyness
Midweek Break (pps) from £85                                                                                             A warm welcome awaits you at Beardiville Farmhouse,              Open all year ex Christmas & New Year
                                                             Caravan Park. Convenient to Giant’s Causeway and
                                                             scenic North Antrim Coast. Good choice of restaurants       situated off B62 on B17 Coleraine to Bushmills. Just a           Close to Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope
Situated on the North Antrim Coast at the entrance to
                                                             nearby. Non-smoking.                                        few minutes from either towns including Portrush and             Bridge, sandy beaches, pony trekking, fishing and golf
the world famous Giant’s Causeway. This old family
                                                                                                                         on main route to Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery          courses. Electric blankets, central heating, tea/coffee
hotel established in 1836 has been tastefully renovated
                                                                                                                         and North Antrim Coast. Comfortable rooms, friendly              facilities in all rooms. Renowned for superb breakfast
and restored to provide modern facilities while retaining
                                                                                                                         atmosphere, old fashioned hospitality and a good                 and friendly atmosphere.
its old grandeur and charm. The 28 centrally heated
                                                                                                                         hearty breakfast. Safe parking and a good nights rest.
bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee making facilities and
bathrooms ensuite.
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                BUSHMILLS                                                   BUSHMILLS                                                 BUSHMILLS                                                 BUSHMILLS
              BED & BREAKFAST                                            BED & BREAKFAST                                           BED & BREAKFAST                                            BED & BREAKFAST




 Carnglass Farmhouse                                        Chris-Mull                                                Craig Cottage                                              Craigalappin Country House
 Mrs A Carson                                               Mrs M McMullan                                            Mrs Rosemary McFarland                                     Anne Matthews
 170 Ballybogey Rd, Bushmills BT53 6PQ                      4 Castlenagree Rd, Bushmills BT57 8SW                     181 Whitepark Rd, The Craig, Bushmills BT57 8SS            26 Craigalappin Rd, Bushmills BT57 8XY
 Tel: (028) 2074 1762 Mobile: 07810 104 500                 Tel: (028) 2073 1154 Fax: (028) 2073 0291                 Tel: (028) 2073 1480 Mobile: 07917 311 989                 Tel: (028) 2073 2027
 Email: stay@carnglass.com                                  Mobile: 07736 126 889                                     www.craigcottage.co.uk                                     Mobile: 07732 695119
 www.carnglass.com                                          s£30 d£22.50-£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 1                  www.craigcottage.com                                       d£22 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
 s£25-£30 d£23-£25. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                      2 private bathrooms                                       s£25-£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
                                                                                                                                                                                 Farmhouse accommodation situated on the North
 Weekend Break (pps) £45                                    Open all year ex Christmas
                                                                                                                      This delightful bed & breakfast accommodation is           Antrim Coast, close to all local attractions such as
 Situated on a working farm, this modern farmhouse          Country cottage 2 miles from Giant’s Causeway             outside Bushmills. Craig Cottage is set on a location      Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and Carrick-a-
 provides rooms with uninterrupted views of the             and Bushmills Distillery. Convenient to all coastal       with stunning views of the coastline. Ideal place to       Rede Rope Bridge. Close to local bars and restaurants.
 countryside. You are assured of a warm welcome,            attractions. All bedrooms with tea/coffee making          start your visit in the North Coast. No credit cards.      Wheelchair access.
 excellent food and accommodation. From Bushmills           facilities.                                               Sterling prefered.
 take B17 at the junction with B62, turn left towards
 Ballymoney, travel 1.5 miles, house on right.


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 Kilmail Country Chalet                                     Montalto House                                            Revallagh                                                  Seaview
 Hazel Ann Watton                                           Hilary Taggart                                            Anna Rankin                                                Mrs M Dunlop
 12 Kilmoyle Road, Ballymoney BT53 6NR                      5 Craigaboney Rd, Bushmills BT57 8XD                      184 Ballybogey Rd, Bushmills BT57 8UQ                      194 Whitepark Rd, Bushmills BT57 8SN
 Tel: (028) 2074 1358 Mobile: 07968 955 139                 Tel & fax: (028) 2073 1257 Mobile: 07980 562 838          Tel: (028) 2073 2295 Mobile 07967 910 979                  Tel & fax: (028) 2073 1621
 Email: lisbogey.farm@virgin.net                            Email: montaltohouse@btconnect.com                        s£30-£35 d£25 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 1                      Email: cdunlop194@aol.com
 www.kilmailcountrychalet.co.uk                             www.montaltohouse.com                                     1 private bathroom                                         www.stayatseaview.com
 s£25-£30 d£25-£30 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                  s£25-£35 d£25 pps. Rooms 6, ensuite 5                     Weekend Break (pps) from £40                               s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
                                                            Open March-Oct                                            Midweek Break (pps) from £40                               Open Feb-Nov
 This family run facility is furnished to a high standard
 with solid oak trim throughout, king size beds and power   Large Victorian house with panoramic views of North       Comfortable homely accommodation situated on the           Spacious, modern bungalow with panoramic sea view
 showers. All rooms ground floor, ramped access if          Coast. Peaceful rural location yet only 10 minutes walk   Ballybogey/Portrush Road (B62). Convenient to all          convenient to all Causeway Coast attractions. All rooms
 needed. Located 600m from B62 Ballymoney to Portrush       to Bushmills. Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery      amenities on the Causeway Coast. TV and tea/coffee         with tea/coffee and TV. Home cooking and a warm and
 Road near the village of Ballybogy in a quiet rural        and Dunluce Castle all within 2 miles. The breakfast      facilities in rooms. Central to local hotels.              friendly welcome awaits you.
 setting, 3 miles form the north coast and the main A2      menu is varied with homemade bread and preserves a
 coast road to Bushmills, Giant's Causeway and Portrush     speciality. Special diets catered for on request.
 seaside resort. Free internet access.


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 Springfarm                                                 Tramway B&B                                               Turfahun Lodge                                             Valley View Country House
 Mrs A Kerr                                                 Mr & Mrs C Allison                                        Mrs I Dobbin                                               Valerie McFall
 15 Isle Rd, Dunseverick, Bushmills BT57 8TD                4 Tramway Drive, Bushmills BT57 8YS                       177 Straid Rd, Turfahun, Bushmills BT57 8XW                6a Ballyclough Rd, Bushmills BT57 8TU
 Tel: (028) 2073 1780 Fax: (028) 2073 0355                  Tel: (028) 2073 2335. Mobile: 07880 552280                Tel: (028) 2073 1918                                       Tel: (028) 2074 1608 Fax: (028) 2074 2739
 Mobile: 07808 039550                                       Email: tramwayretreat@ukonline.co.uk                      s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                          Mobile: 07718 867 677
 Email: springfarm@btinternet.com                           s£30-£35 d£22.50-£25 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                                                                         Email: valerie.mcfall@btinternet.com
                                                                                                                      In a peaceful rural setting near the Giant’s Causeway
 s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                                                                                                                                               www.valleyviewbushmills.com
                                                            Within walking distance to Bushmills town. First class    and Bushmills Distillery, this modern farm bungalow
                                                                                                                                                                                 s£30-£33 d£24-£27 pps. Rooms 7, ensuite 7
 Family-run dairy farm near Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills     accommodation with ensuite bedrooms, central heating,     offers ensuite rooms with TV and tea/coffee facilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Open all year ex Christmas
 Distillery and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Spacious        TV, hairdryers, tea trays in all rooms. Private parking   At Bushmills Distillery take the B17 to Ballycastle
 ground floor ensuite rooms. Visit the farmyard animals.    and large garden. Large lounge for guests use.            (Straid Road) and the house is 2.5 miles from              Attractive country house, peaceful setting, beautiful
 Breakfast caters for various diets. 500 yards off A2.                                                                Bushmills.                                                 views. Convenient to Giant’s Causeway, Distillery,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Dunluce Castle and Rope Bridge. Afternoon tea and
                                                                                                                                                                                 scones on arrival. Friendly atmosphere. Spacious
                                                                                                                                                                                 rooms tastefully decorated with tea/coffee, mini coolers,
                                                                                                                                                                                 TV, hairdryers. Wireless access. No smoking. Signed to
                                                                                                                                                                                 left off B17 to Coleraine.
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 1 The Aird Cottages ****                                   Aird Cottage ****                                         Bluebell Cottage ****                                      Bush Lodge ****
 Jean Dougan                                                Mr Getty                                                  Mrs M Petrie                                               Jayne Fulton
 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8AR                          10 The Aird, Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8AR            11 Ballyclogh Cottages, Bushmills BT57 8AA                 12 Bush Crescent, Bushmills BT57 8AJ
 Tel & fax: (028) 9070 5322                                 Tel & fax: (028) 9751 0212 Mobile: 07719 528699           Tel: (028) 2587 1431 Mobile: 07759 822472                  Tel/Fax: (028) 9127 2039
 Mobile: 07810 182903                                       Email: douglasgetty@btinternet.com                        Email: mary.petrie@btinternet.com                          Mobile: 07703 442 495
 Email: onetheaird@hotmail.com                              Email: info@airdcottage.com                               Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £210-£370                   Email: jayne@bushlodgebushmills.co.uk
 Apartment (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £250-£350                 www.airdcottage.com                                                                                                  www.bushlodgebushmills.co.uk
                                                                                                                      Luxury furnished cottage on a peaceful hillside location
                                                            House (sleeps 4) £380                                                                                                House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £300-£375
 Two bedroom (one double ensuite, one twin) ground                                                                    enjoying panoramic views of sea and surrounding
 floor apartment. 1km from Giant’s Causeway with            Luxury, two bedroom cottage. One ensuite, well            countryside. A few minutes drive to Portrush,
 unparalleled views over Causeway Coast. Luxuriously        equipped kitchen. Superb location, adjacent to Giant's    Portstewart, Portballintrae and Giant's Causeway. Price    Bright modern house, ideal touring base for the
 furnished in pine, fully fitted kitchen. Ideal base to     Causeway with sea view.                                   includes electricity, heating and linen. Open all year.    delights of North Antrim. Relaxing lounge, fully
 discover the natural beauty of the Causeway.                                                                                                                                    equipped kitchen, spacious dining area with
                                                                                                                                                                                 patio doors leading to south facing enclosed
                                                                                                                                                                                 garden. Three bedrooms, one ensuite, sleeps five.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Linen and towels free.

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                BUSHMILLS                                                 BUSHMILLS                                                    BUSHMILLS                                                     BUSHMILLS
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Causeway Cottage Bushmills ****                            Dunluce Cottage ****                                        Eagry Cottage****                                             Gunya ****
Mr & Mrs L Fawcett                                         Marianne Hood                                               Etta Halliday                                                 Irene & Harold Kerr
38 Bush Crescent, off Bush Gardens                         9 Dunluce Cottages, Priestland Rd, Bushmills                10 Eagry Gardens, Bushmills BT57 8AU                          37 Bush Crescent, Bushmills BT57 8AJ
Bushmills BT57 8AJ                                         Tel: (028) 9022 5772 Mobile: 07979 937 381                  Mobile: 07780 962 697                                         Tel: (028) 2073 2056
Mobile: 07771 537 987                                      Email: info@dunlucecottages.com                             Email: stay@bushmillscottages.com                             Mobile: 07711 896576 / 07708 657749
Email: info@causewaycottages.co.uk                         www.dunlucecottages.com                                     www.bushmillscottages.com                                     Email: info@causewaycoastselfcatering.com
www.causewaycottages.co.uk                                 House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £250-£395                      Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £350-£400                      www.causewaycoastselfcatering.com
Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £300-£600                                                                                                                                            House (4 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £250-£500
                                                           A fully equipped luxury cottage situated in a child         Just a few minutes walk from shops, restaurants               Short breaks from £125
At the gateway to the attractions of the Giant’s           friendly cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms (master ensuite). Able      and pubs, Eagry Cottage is beside the world famous
Causeway and North Antrim Coast including 7 world          to accommodate 5 persons plus a baby. Fully fitted          Bushmills Distillery. Offering an excellently equipped        Gunya - Maggie's Cottage.
class golf courses. Modern bungalow ideal for families,    kitchen and separate utility room with washing machine      base from which to explore the natural beauty of the          4 bedroom and 2 bedroom, 4 star NITB approved.
or groups of golfers. The area is quiet and safe but       and tumble dryer. Set on an elevated site with views        Causeway Coast and local seaside towns.                       Walking distance to Bushmills distillery, shops etc.
very close to shops, bars and restaurants. Child and       over the river and providing an ideal base from which                                                                     Minutes travel to Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede
pet friendly.                                              to explore the North Coast.                                                                                               rope bridge and Glens. Houses made up to suit your
                                                                                                                                                                                     needs and that special occasion. Book early to avoid
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Haughey's Row ****                                         Melagh Cottage ****                                         Primrose Cottage ****                                         The Drum Gatelodge ****
Catherine Wray                                             Ian Patterson                                               Beverley Bryans, 46 Bush Crescent, Bushmills BT57 8AE         The Irish Landmark Trust
1 Haughey’s Row, Bushmills BT57 8AP                        16 Bush Gardens, Bushmills BT57 8AE                         Tel: (028) 9146 7144 Mobile: 07905 146942                     Ballylough Estate, Bushmills, Co Antrim
Tel: (028) 2954 1922 Mobile: 07733 004 773                 Tel: (028) 9044 8249 Mobile: 07802 336 624                  Email: bevbryans@ukgateway.net                                Tel: 00353 1 6704733 Fax: 00353 1 6704887
Email: wraycatherine@hotmail.com                           Email: ian@melaghcottage.com                                www.primrosecottagebushmills.co.uk                            www.irishlandmark.com
Townhouse (3 bedrooms, sleeps 4 plus 2 children)           www.melaghcottage.com                                       Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £265-£395                      Gatelodge sleeps 2, £343-£441
£300-£450                                                  Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £295-£395                   Weekend Break (per unit) from £125
                                                                                                                                                                                     This unique, pretty Gatelodge is situated in Bushmills
Weekend & Midweek Breaks from £180 (low season)            Weekend Break (per unit) from £130 (2 nights)               Midweek Break (per unit) from £165
                                                                                                                                                                                     Co. Antrim right beside the Giant’s Causeway. Nearby
Open all year                                              Midweek Break (per unit) from £130 (2 nights)
                                                                                                                       This cottage-style self-catering accommodation is             are the blue flag breakers at Ballycastle, Portrush,
                                                           Holdiay Weekend from £200 (3 nights)
Modern 3 bedroom townhouse within walking distance                                                                     recently built. Luxurious fitting throughout. All mod         and Portballintrae. The Drum sleeps 2 and is an ideal
of bustling Bushmills village. Set in a quiet location     Quality modern bungalow in a quiet residential location.    cons, central heating, open log fire. Master bedroom          location for a short romantic break. Weekend and
with beautiful countryside views, this house can           Enclosed rear garden. Local attractions: Giant’s            (en-suite). Good sized twin bedded room and single            midweek breaks also available.
sleep 6. Facilities include ensuite to master bedroom,     Causeway, beaches, golf etc. Oil/electricity, bed linen     room. Barbeque/garden furniture, etc. Video, DVD/CD
spacious kitchen and open fire in comfortable living       and towels supplied. No hidden extras.                      player. Quiet residential location. Ideal for touring. Open
room.                                                                                                                  all year. Welcome pack on arrival. A home from home.
                                                                                                                       Off-street parking for 2 cars.
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Trail House ****                                           Turret Lodge ****                                           Willow Cottage ****                                           Ballinastraid Farm Cottage ***
Mr M Apsley                                                Sheelagh & Andrew Wright                                    Mr A Crawford                                                 Mrs M McAlister
47 Bush Crescent, Bushmills BT57 8AJ                       4 Haughey’s Row, Bushmills BT57 8AP                         14 Ballyclough Cottages, Bushmills BT57 8AA                   Whitepark Bay, 17 Moycraig Road
Tel: (028) 9332 2218 Fax: (028) 9445 4448                  Mobile: 07796 792 361                                       Tel & fax: (01373) 834353 Mobile: 07802 410603                Bushmills, BT57 8TB
Mobile: 07795 227 112                                      Email: info@turretlodge.com                                 Email: info@crawford-cottages.co.uk                           Tel/Fax: (028) 2073 1560
Email: trail1883@fastmail.co.uk                            www.turretlodge.com                                         www.crawford-cottages.co.uk                                   Email: jmmca@btopenworld.com
House (sleeps 5-6) £225-£375                               House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £395                           Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £225-£400                      Cottage (sleeps 5) £250-£350
Open Jan-Dec                                                                                                           Weekend Break (per unit) from £140 (2 nights)                 Open Jan-Dec
                                                           Turret Lodge is a charming, beautifully decorated           Midweek Break (per unit) from £180 (3 nights)
Traill House is a luxury semi-detached house.              property situated on the edge of Bushmills, just a                                                                        Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,
Comfortable accommodation in child friendly                short walk from the famous Bushmills Distillery.            "Lovely cottage, absolutely spectacular surroundings".        on the scenic North Antrim Coast, this family
cul-de-sac, it provides an ideal base from which           With 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 twin), a sizeable              Attractively furnished cottage with south facing balcony      accommodation is modern and fully equipped, with
to visit the many visitor attractions along the            enclosed garden, large well-equipped                        and large garden. Views to the coast and mountains.           OFCH and private grounds for safe parking, playing
Causeway Coast.                                            kitchen/dining and luxurious living space, it is            Pretty living/dining area with TV/DVD, fully equipped         etc. Ideally located for walking, time on the beach and
                                                           perfect for family/group holidays or a romantic break.      kitchen (cooker, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer).            exploring the Causeway Coast. Brochure and email
                                                                                                                       Two bedrooms. Price includes oil-fired centralheating,        booking available. Ramp at front door for easy access.
                                                                                                                       electricity and linen.
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20 Dunluce Cottages ***                                    Village Lodge ***                                           Walkmill Holiday Cottages ***                                 Londonderry Arms Hotel ***
Mr J Armstrong                                             Irene McGaughey                                             Joan Adams                                                    20 Harbour Rd, Carnlough BT44 0EU
20 Dunluce Cottages, Priestland Rd,                        129 Main St, Bushmills BT57 8QB                             28 Priestland Rd, Bushmills BT57 8XB                          Tel: (028) 2888 5255 Fax: (028) 2888 5263
Bushmills BT56 7AT                                         Tel & Fax: (028) 2588 2230 Mobile: 07773 268 196            Tel: (028) 2073 1261                                          Email: lda@glensofantrim.com
Mobile: 07790 325922                                       Email: bushmills.vlodge@btinternet.com                      2 cottages (sleeps 4) £225-£350                               www.glensofantrim.com
Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £250-£350                   www.bushmills.vlodge.btinternet.co.uk                                                                                     s£55-£70 d£45-£55 pps. Rooms 35, ensuite 35
                                                                                                                       Well appointed cottages in tranquil rural setting
                                                           House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £230-£389                                                                                    Weekend Break (pps) from £90
Located 5 minutes walk from Bushmills. Ideal base                                                                      overlooking picturesque salmon leap on the River Bush.
to visit many historical interests. Kitchen with fridge,   Ideal location for exploring Causeway Coast.                Convenient to Giant’s Causeway and local resorts on           Midweek Break (pps) from £75
freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, TV        Convenient to shops and restaurants. Families very          North Antrim coast, and just half a mile from Bushmills       This beautiful Georgian hotel was built in 1847/8. Once
and video and DVD player.                                  welcome. Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children (bunk beds).        village. Garden and enclosed play area.                       owned by Sir Winston Churchill, it is now owned and
                                                           Secure private parking. Clean, comfortable, well                                                                          managed by Mr Frank O’Neill. With its open log fires,
                                                           equipped house. Price includes central heating, electric,                                                                 private lounges and award-winning restaurant, this
                                                           bed linen and towels. A home from home.                                                                                   premier hotel in the Glens of Antrim is the perfect place
                                                                                                                                                                                     to stay and discover the north eastern part of Ireland.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Member of Irish Country Hotels.

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               CARNLOUGH                                                   CARNLOUGH                                                           CARNLOUGH                                               CARRICKFERGUS
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 Bridge Inn *                                               Largy Coastal Apartments *****                                       Redbrae Holiday Cottages *****                              Clarion Hotel ***
 Mrs E Davidson                                             Mrs Gladys Smyth                                                     Mrs Daphne Gaston                                           Claire Summers, 75 Belfast Rd, Carrickfergus BT38 8PH
 2 Bridge St, Carnlough BT44 0ET                            69/71 Largy Rd, Carnlough BT44 0JJ                                   58a & 58b Largy Rd, Carnlough BT44 0JG                      Tel: (028) 9336 4556 Fax: (028) 9335 1620
 Tel: (028) 2888 5669 Fax: (028) 2888 5096                  Tel & Fax: (028) 2888 5635 Mobile: 07732 704 775                     Tel: (028) 2888 5397                                        Email: reservations1@clarioncarrick.com
 Mobile: 07711 800771                                       Email: gladyssmyth@btopenworld.com                                   Email: info@redbraecottages.com                             www.clarioncarrick.com
 Email: info@mcauleyscarnlough.com                          www.ireland4you.freeservers.com                                      www.redbraecottages.com                                     B&B s£70 d£90. Rooms 68, ensuite 68
 www.mcauleyscarnlough.com                                  4 apartments (1/2 bedrooms, sleeps 2-4)                              2 cottages (2/3 bedrooms, sleeps 2-6) £180-£460
                                                            £275-£500                                                                                                                        Situated at the gateway to the Causeway Coastal route,
 s£22 d£20 pps. Rooms 5                                                                                                          Redbrae Holiday Cottages offer traditional style luxury     15 mins from Belfast City Centre. Superb guest rooms,
 Family run business, with a warm and welcoming             Award winning luxury accommodation with magnificent                  accommodation on the North Antrim Coast of Ireland.         expert service and unparalleled amenities. Recently
 atmosphere. Live entertainment every weekend and           sea views. Situated in 1 acre of garden and woodland                 Ideal for touring Glens of Antrim and Giant’s Causeway.     refurbished, with uncompromising attention to detail,
 ideal location situated close to many amenities. Take      extending down to Antrim Coast Road. Short walk to                   Ten minutes walking distance from the seaside village       guest rooms and suites including non-smoking, smoking
 the A24 road from Ballymena-Carnlough. Take A2 from        local beach, shops and restaurants. An ideal location                of Carnlough. These cottages boast spectacular views        and wheelchair accessible rooms, 6 conference and
                                                            for touring the Antrim Coast and Glens and the world                 of the Irish Sea and Antrim hills to the rear.
 Larne to Carnlough. Both approximately 14 miles.                                                                                                                                            banqueting rooms and a great choice of dining experiences
                                                            famous Giant’s Causeway. Ferry packages can be
                                                            arranged at discounted rates.                                                                                                    in the Red Pepper or Bar 75 Grill. Free parking. Plus the
                                                                                                                                                                                             unwavering desire to make you welcome.
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 Dobbins Inn Hotel **                                       Coast Road Hotel *                                                   Beechgrove                                                  Hillcrest House
 6-8 High St, Carrickfergus BT38 7AF                        Roland Bailie                                                        Mrs B Barron                                                Norma Clark
 Tel & fax: (028) 9335 1905                                 28 Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus BT38 7DP                            412 Upper Rd, Carrickfergus BT38 9PW                        66 Bellahill Rd, Carrickfergus BT38 9DB
 Email: bookingdobbins@bt.connect.com                       Tel: (028) 9335 1021 Fax: (028) 9336 2254                            Tel & fax: (028) 9336 3304                                  Tel & fax: (028) 9336 7342
 www.dobbinsinnhotel.co.uk                                  Email: rbailie@coastroadhotel.co.uk                                  Email: enquiries@beechgrovefarm.co.uk                       Email: info@hillcrestbb.plus.com
 s£48-£50 d£34-£35 pps. Rooms 15, ensuite 15                www.coastroadhotel.co.uk                                             www.beechgrovefarm.co.uk                                    www.hillcrestireland.co.uk
 Open all year ex Christmas, Boxing Day and                 s from £50 d from £35 pps. Rooms 19, ensuite 19                      s£25 d£22.50 pps. Rooms 6, ensuite 6                        s£35 d£25 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 1
 New Years Day                                                                                                                   Homely farmhouse set in rural countryside, fully central    Set in 5 acres with superb views over Belfast Lough and
                                                            A family owned and managed hotel, with a warm and
 Family run 15-bedroom hotel on site of 15th Century        friendly welcome. Bedrooms are comfortable with                      heated, television, tea/coffee facilities in bedrooms.      surrounding countryside. Carrickfergus in bloom 2006
 Castle. With ghost.                                        private facilities. Excellent restaurant, overlooks Belfast          Close to historic seaside town with its Norman Castle       winner of best kept hotel, pub, guest house category.
                                                            Lough and Carrickfergus Castle.                                      and Church. Good home cooking and warm and                  Only 15miles from Belfast city centre and 3 miles from
                                                                                                                                 friendly welcome. Superb view. Disability room and          historic Carrickfergus. Hillcrest offers beautiful gardens,
                                                                                                                                 disability car parking available.                           superb accommodation and friendly atmosphere.



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 Leafield House                                             Parklands                                                            Seascape Country House                                      Woodbine Farm
 Mr Ryan Easton                                             Eunice Sherratt                                                      Margaret Purdy                                              Mrs M Crawford
 56 Larne Road, Ballycarry, Carrickfergus BT38 9JR          320 Upper Rd, Troopers Lane, Carrickfergus BT38 8PN                  59a Quay Lane, Whitehead, Carrickfergus BT38 9SS            98 Carrickfergus Rd, Ballynure, Carrickfergus BT39 9QP
 Tel: (028) 9337 8692                                       Tel: (028) 9336 2528                                                 Tel: (028) 9337 3828 Fax: (028) 9337 2287                   Tel: (028) 9335 2092 Mobile 07816 766 482
 Email: leafieldhouse@talk21.com                            Email: info@parklandsfarmhouse.co.uk                                 Mobile: 07887 844 983                                       s£26 d£23 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
 s£25 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                          www.parklandsfarmhouse.co.uk                                         Email: enquires@seascapecountryhouse.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                             A warm welcome awaits you in this family-run
                                                            s£25-£30 d£20-£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 1                            www.seascapecountryhouse.co.uk
 Leafield House is situated in the countryside in 23                                                                                                                                         farmhouse. Guests’ TV lounge and tea/coffee facilities
                                                                                                                                 s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
 acres of wooded hillside. All rooms have been tastefully   Beautiful old farmhouse, good food, antiques,                                                                                    in rooms. Central to Larne, Carrickfergus, Belfast and
 decorated and are newly furnished. Superb views of         interesting animals and poultry. Full size snooker table.            Beautiful family run B&B with superior accommodation        Ballyclare off the main A8 Belfast-Larne road.
 Islandmagee and Scottish coast.                            Close to ferries and airports. Euros accepted.                       and panoramic views over Belfast Lough to the County
                                                                                                                                 Down coast. Carrickfergus 3 miles, Larne 9 miles,
                                                                                                                                 Belfast 12 miles. Although nestled in the countryside all
                                                                                                                                 amenities are near-by.



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                                                                                                                          Keeragh Lodge
                                                                                                                          Mrs Sandra Hall
                                                                                                                          59 Altikeeragh Road, Castlerock BT51 4SR
                                                                                                                          Tel: (028) 7084 8666 Mobile: 07761 402 440
                                                                                                                          Email: sandrakeeraghlodge@btinternet.com
                                                                                                                          s£35-£40 d£30-£35 pps. 2 rooms, 2 ensuite
 Carneety House                                                                                                                                                                              Railway Lodge*****
 Carol Henry                                                                                                              Wake up to stunning scenery and natural wildlife at                16 Belvedere Park, Castlerock
 120 Mussenden Rd, Castlerock BT51 4TX                                                                                    Keeragh Lodge. Spacious ensuite luxury bedrooms,                   Mobile: 07786 397 029 / 07803 015 674
 Tel: 7084 8640 Fax: (028) 7084 9917                                                                                                                                                         Email: melvingillis@tiscali.co.uk
 Mobile: 07762 502642
                                                                                                                          separate lounge and dining facilities with views of                www.railwaylodgecastlerock.co.uk
 Email: catherineohenry@btinternet.com                                                                                    Castlerock, Portstewart and Portrush within your                   Cottage (3 rooms, sleeps 6) £280-£500
 s£25 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 1                                                                                        gaze. Delightful beaches, golf courses, historic                   A modern 5 star luxury self catering accommodation
 Open all year ex Christmas                                                                                               castles, mountains/lowland walks and the Giant’s                   situated in the tranquil village of Castlerock on the
 Set in the lovely North Coast countryside close to                                                                       Causeway within 25 minutes drive from the quality                  beautiful North Coast. The house is close to the local
 Mussenden Temple, our traditional farmhouse provides                                                                     accommodation and unparalleled views together with                 amenities, just minutes walk to the shops, beach,
 comfortable rooms overlooking the garden with home                                                                                                                                          railway station and Castlerock golf course. 3 bedrooms
 cooking and family atmosphere. Stabling for horses
                                                                                                                          the welcoming cup of tea, home cooking and delicious               (one ensuite), kitchen/dinette fully equipped, bathroom,
 is available, also beautiful walks to nearby forests                                                                     prepared breakfast. Additional nearby facilities: trout            spacious lounge, utility room, contemporary designed
 and beaches.                                                                                                             fishing, horse riding, handgliding, scenic train ride to           rooms, private garden with pation and BBQ area, secure
                                                                                                                          Londonderry, Coleraine, Portrush and beyond. Also                  parking. All bed linen and towels supplied.
                                                                                                                          ferry to Donegal 10 minutes.
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                                                  CASTLEROCK                                                                                           CASTLEROCK                                                  CASTLEROCK
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                                                                                                                                         Tara Lodge *****                                            Apostle Cottage****
Pine Hollow *****                                          Dishwasher, washing machine, t/dryer, microwave,                              Mrs D Megahey                                               Julie Mason
                                                                                                                                         2 Belvedere Avenue, Castlerock BT51 4XD                     7 Cliff Terrace, Castlerock
19 Belvedere Park, Sea Rd                                  fridge, freezer, 3 TVs, DVD, video, music centre,                             Tel: (028) 9029 0923 Mobile: 07900 898857                   Tel: (028) 7084 9633 Mobile: 07915 388 700
Castlerock BT51 4XY                                        garden furniture, BBQ and extra cooking aids. Linen                           Email: tara_lodge@hotmail.com                               Email: juliemasontt@hotmail.com
Tel & fax: (028) 7084 8698                                 and heat supplied (normal usage). No pets. No                                 www.tara-lodge.co.uk                                        www.causewaycoastcottage.co.uk
                                                                                                                                         House (4 bedrooms, sleeps 8) £399-£599                      Cottage (sleeps 4) £300-£450
Mobile: 07899 666155                                       smoking. Less than 5 minutes away: Castlerock                                 Weekend Break (per unit) from £225
Email: pat@irelandaccommodation.co.uk                      Strand, Mussenden Temple, Hezlett House, Downhill                                                                                         Our cottage is part of a terrace known locally as ‘The
                                                                                                                                         Midweek Break (per unit) from £250
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Twelve Apostles’, erected by Sir Henry Harvey Bruce,
www.irelandaccommodation.co.uk                             Beach, horse riding, birdwatching, Downhill Castle,                           Situated in the beautiful seaside village of Castlerock.    owner of the Downhill Estate, in 1882. It is listed because
Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £375-£500                  scenic train ride to L/Derry. Less than 25 minutes                            Beautifully appointed, detached property. 10 mins walk      of its style and charm. The cottage enjoys a superb
                                                                                                                                         to the beach, shops, restaurants, golf course. Spacious     location a short distance from the beach, Mussenden
Weekend Break from £180-£200                               away: market towns Limavady, Garvagh, Roe Valley                                                                                          Temple and Casterock Golf Club. The kitchen is fully
                                                                                                                                         kitchen/dining room. 2 twin and 2 double bedrooms.
1 double ensuite, 1 twin ensuite,                          Country Park, Forest Park, Magilligan Point ferry                             2 bathrooms plus 1 ensuite. Enclosed patio area and         equipped with all mod cons. Pets welcome.
1 double ensuite bathroom, cloak/WC, living                to Greencastle, Donegal, Portstewart. Good house                              gas BBQ.
room, kitchen/dining and enclosed back yard                keeping deposit (refundable).
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Castle Cottage ****                                               Gortarock****                                                          Mussenden - Derry Farm Cottages ****                        Rose Cottage ****
Mrs C McMaster                                                    Noreen Roulston                                                        Mr & Mrs David Hunter                                       Eva Culbert
53 Belvedere Park, Castlerock BT51 4XW                            59d Sea Road,Castlerock BT51 4TW                                       23 Seapark, Castlerock BT51 4TH                             45 Belvedere Pk, Sea Rd, Castlerock BT51 4XW
Tel: (028) 9147 1318 Mobile: 07968 963932                         Tel/Fax: (028) 7184 1995 Mobile: 07763 114 904                         Tel: (028) 7130 1214 Mobile: 07708 249 556                  Tel: (028) 2589 1487 Mobile: 07816 774013
Email: mcmaster31@btinternet.com                                  Email: Roulston103@aol.com                                             Email: info@derryfarmcottages.com                           Email: culbertdave@aol.com
Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £300-£420                         Townhouse (sleeps 6) £325-£425                                         www.derryfarmcottages.com                                   Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £300-£400
Weekend Break (per unit) from £160                                                                                                       Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7) £450-£595 /week              Weekend break £150 (2 nights)
                                                                  Gortarock is a new modern townhouse offering a very
Midweek Break (per unit) from £160
                                                                  high standard of accommodation for six people, with                    ‘Mussenden’ is a coastal retreat at Castlerock, minutes     A tastefully furnished dwelling comprising 3 bedrooms
Beautiful pine furnished 3 bedroom (1 ensuite)                    two double en-suite bedrooms, one twin bedroom and                     from the beach and championship links golf course.          (1 ensuite). Kitchen and utility room fully equipped.
bungalow. Kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher,                 a well equipped kitchen and utility room. Ideally suited               Castlerock’s scenic location also appeals to walkers and    Private enclosed patio and BBQ area at the rear with
fridge etc. Utility room with washing machine, tumble             for touring the scenic North Coast.                                    cyclists. Famous local places to visit include Giant’s      garden furniture. Price includes linen and OFCH. No
dryer, freezer. Living room has wood/coal burning                                                                                        Causeway, Bushmills Distillery. Excellent restaurants and   pets. It is ideally suited for touring the North Coast.
stove, TV, video. Garden with patio/furniture BBQ.                                                                                       wine bars nearby to suit all tastes. Marvellous beaches
Highchair and travel cot available. Close to beach and                                                                                   with watersports and surfing locally. Sleeps 7 (1 king
golf course. Ideal base for touring Antrim Coast and                                                                                     ensuite, 1 double, 1 family room). Fully equipped house,
Donegal. Price includes linen and o.f.c.h.                                                                                               garden, excellent for holiday or corporate guests.
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Gracenotes ***                                                    Brown Trout Golf & Country Inn ***                                     Bushtown Hotel ***                                          Lodge Hotel & Travelstop ***
Jennifer McIlreavy                                                209 Agivey Rd, Aghadowey BT51 4AD                                      283 Drumcroone Rd, Coleraine BT51 3QT                       Lodge Rd, Coleraine BT52 1NF
15 Seacourt Mews, Castlerock BT51 4LG                             Tel: (028) 7086 8209 Fax: (028) 7086 8878                              Tel: (028) 7035 8367 Fax: (028) 7032 0909                   Tel: (028) 7034 4848 Fax: (028) 7035 4555
Tel: (028) 7084 9328                                              Email: jane@browntroutinn.com                                          Email: reception@bushtownhotel.com                          Email: info@thelodgehotel.com
Email: jennymcilreavy@fsmail.net                                  www.browntroutinn.com                                                  www.bushtownhotel.com                                       www.thelodgehotel.com
House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5-6) £350-£400                          s£60-£70 d£40-£55 pps. Rooms 15, ensuite 15                            s£55-£65 d£42.50-£45 pps. Rooms 39, ensuite 39              s£68-£70 d£40-£45 pps. Rooms 56, ensuite 56
Weekend Break (per unit) from £150                                Weekend Break (pps) from £89-£99                                       Weekend Break (pps) from £105
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Conveniently situated for shopping, golfing,
Midweek Break (per unit) from £150                                Midweek Break (pps) from £69                                           Midweek Break (pps) from £85
                                                                                                                                                                                                     horseriding or sight seeing. A choice of 7 golf
Cosy town house in Castlerock village. Very near to               Nestling near the River Bann only 12.8km from the                      Country house hotel with 39 ensuite bedrooms and            courses, one for each day of the week, all within 30
beach, golf course and village amenities. Price includes          picturesque Causeway Coast. This old inn with 15 rooms,                leisure complex which has swimming pool, sauna,             minutes drive. Relaxing conservatory and reception
OFCH, electricity and bed linen (normal usage).                   and four 5 star cottages, is Northern Ireland’s first golf             Jacuzzi, full fitness gym and sunbed. Open fires, two       areas. Choice of two restaurants serving superb food.
                                                                  hotel. Gerry, Jane or Joanna will happily organise golf                restaurants, superb hospitality, weekend entertainment.     Entertainment at the weekends. Renowned for friendly
                                                                  and fishing packages with professional tuition if required             Superb conference facilities available. Wireless internet   hospitality. Don’t take our word for it, come and try
                                                                  or you can just enjoy a relaxing break and the ‘craic’                 access. Wedding and function room and private party         for yourself.
                                                                  with the locals. The warm hospitality and ‘Taste of                    facilities. Sea/river fishing, golf courses nearby.
                                                                  Ulster’ restaurant will make your stay enjoyable.
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           ★★★ GUEST HOUSE                                                                                            BED & BREAKFAST                                                                             BED & BREAKFAST
                                                                                                                               Breezemount House (Historical Building)
                                                                                                                               Winston Wallace & Leslie Campbell (Manager)
                                                                                                                               26 Castlerock Rd, Coleraine BT51 3HP
                                                                                                                               Tel: (028) 7034 4615 Fax: (028) 7032 8478
                                                                                                                               Email: admin@breezemount.co.uk
                                                                                                                               www.breezemount.co.uk
                                                                                                                               s£33-£35 d£30-£32.50 pps.
Greenhill House *** AA*****                                                                                                    Rooms 6, ensuite 6 with fully equipped kitchens.                      An Cuileann
Mrs Elizabeth Hegarty                                                                                                                                                                                Carolyn Kane
24 Greenhill Rd, Aghadowey, Coleraine BT51 4EU                                                                                 Also new 3 star self-catering apartments luxury fitted. Ideal         25 University Gardens, Coleraine BT52 1ST
Tel: (028) 7086 8241 Fax: (028) 7086 8365                                                                                      location for all tourist attractions and 5 mins walk to town          Tel & fax: (028) 7032 9751
Mobile: 07719 884 103                                                                                                          centre. Twelve eating establishments next door, restaurants and       Mobile: 07849 074 174
Email: greenhill.house@btinternet.com                                                                                          pubs, take-outs etc. Listed building and childhood home of            s£18-£25 pps. d£20-£28 pps.
www.greenhill-house.co.uk                                                                                                      Hugh Thompson famous Northern Ireland artist and illustrator.         Rooms 2, ensuite 1
s£40 d£30 pps. Rooms 6, ensuite 6
                                                                                                                               See our Cushy Glen Highwayman Lounge. For details of his              Situated in a quite cul-de-sac approximately 300
Open March-Oct
                                                                                                                               murderous campaign with Kitty in Coleraine in 1880 visit the          yards from University halt, 3 miles from Portrush or
AA 5 stars. Winner of Georgina Campbell’s award-                                                                               lounge and read the story. Giant's Causeway 20mins drive. 12          Portstewart, An Cuileann offers friendly and relaxed
winning Georgian country guest house, recommended                                                                                                                                                    accommodation and good food. Colour TV, hospitality
                                                                                                                               golf courses within 5 miles. Group bookings, walkers, bikers
in international guidebooks. Direct-dial phone,                                                                                                                                                      tray and fridge in all bedrooms. Off road parking. Pick-
hospitality tray and many extras in bedrooms. Good                                                                             and cyclists welcome. Secure storage for motor bikes and              up service available.
base for golfing, fishing and sightseeing. Situated on                                                                         cycles and secure off-street spacious parking. Holiday resorts
B66 just off A29, 7 miles south of Coleraine, 3 miles                                                                          of Portrush and Portstewart 10 mins drive. We are on the
north of Garvagh.                                                                                                              Causeway Coastal Route. Book ahead and visit the fantastic
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 Camus House                                                 Carnadoon                                                        Coolmore House                                               Cranagh Hill
 Mrs J King                                                  Mrs M Kerr                                                       Valerie Doey                                                 Mrs A Jack
 27 Curragh Rd, Coleraine BT51 3RY.                          41a Portstewart Rd, Coleraine BT52 1RW                           81 Coolyvenny Road, Coleraine                                52 Cranagh Rd, Coleraine BT51 3NN
 Tel: (028) 7034 2982 Mobile: 07730 386104                   Tel & fax: (028) 7035 7492                                       Tel/Fax: (028) 7035 4042 Mobile: 07817 974 331               Tel: (028) 7035 1138
 s£27.50 d£25 pps. Rooms 3                                   Mobile: 07754 773 173                                            Email: coolmorehousebandb@aol.com                            Email: cranaghhill@yahoo.co.uk
                                                             s£35 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                                www.coolmorehousebandb.co.uk                                 From £24 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 2
 Listed country home (built 1685). Peaceful
                                                             Open all year                                                    2 rooms, 1 ensuite
 surroundings overlooking River Bann. Regional Irish                                                                                                                                       Quiet setting on Ulster Way and National Cycle
 Breakfast award winner. Game fishing, river and country     Family-run modern house with country atmosphere,                 s£27-£30 d£25-£30 Family ensuite £26-£30pps                  Network NCN 93. Off A2 to Castlerock. 2.5 miles from
 walks, golf and beaches nearby. River view. Included        personal supervision and home baking. Situated on               A quiet family home in a rural setting with well equipped     Coleraine. Panoramic views of Donegal and Atlantic
 in Frommes, Lonely Planet, Karen Brown and other            A2 Portstewart Road. The gateway to the North Antrim            bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom. Convenient to              Ocean. Ideal for walking, golfing or touring.
 International guides.                                       Coast and Giant’s Causeway. Residents’ lounge.                  the North Coast for exploring one of the most famous
                                                             Convenient to town centre, marina and University.               tourist attractions in the world. Also a short drive to the
                                                                                                                             Magilligan ferry to Greencastle in Donegal. Please note,
                                                                                                                             we are wheelchair friendly (there is a ramp at the back
                                                                                                                             door, also the shower has disabled facilities ie seat and
                                                                                                                             handrail).
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 Glenleary Farm House                                        Heathfield Farm AA****                                          Lisnagalt Lodge                                               Neely’s B&B
 Mrs Ann Millar                                              Heather Torrens                                                 Mrs Laverty                                                   Mrs S Neely
 12 Glenleary Rd, Coleraine BT51 3QY                         31 Drumcroone Rd, Killykergan, Coleraine BT51 4EB               108 Ballyrashane Rd, Coleraine BT52 2LJ                       52a Gateside Rd, Coleraine BT52 2PB
 Tel: (028) 7034 2919 Fax: (028) 7035 2130                   Tel & fax: (028) 2955 8245 Mobile: 07745 209 296                Tel & fax: (028) 7032 8005                                    Tel: (028) 7035 7185
 Mobile: 07749 064224                                        Email: relax@heathfieldfarm.com                                 Mobile: 07784 961038 or 07922 212255                          s£24 d£22 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 2
 Email: glenlearyfarm@btconnect.com                          www.heathfieldfarm.com                                          Email: lisnagaltlodge@btinternet.com                          Open March-Sept
 www.glenlearyfarm.co.uk                                     s£35-£40 d£30 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                           www.lisnagaltlodge.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                           This farm bungalow offers a friendly atmosphere, home
 s£25-£30 d£22.50-£25 pps. Rooms 4, ensuite 4                                                                                s£27 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
                                                             Award-winning spacious period farmhouse of old                                                                                baking and tea/coffee on arrival. It is also convenient
 Open all year ex Christmas
                                                             world charm, surrounded by mature trees and garden              Modern family home situated 3 miles from Coleraine            to Portrush and Portstewart. Leave Coleraine on
 This modern working farm house offers a warm and            on A29 Garvagh to Coleraine Road. Perfect location -            and convenient to Giant’s Causeway, Glens of Antrim           B17 Bushmills Road, after round-about turn left into
 homely welcome. We are just half a mile off the A29         Giant’s Causeway coast, golfing, fishing River Agivey.          and North Coast. Local facilities include golfing,            Gateside Road, the house is approx 1 mile on the
 south of Coleraine - Garvagh direction. An excellent        Tea, homemade biscuits on arrival. Excellent inns for           fishing and pony trekking. Rooms are centrally heated         left. One room with private bathroom. Open March-
 base for touring the Causeway Coast with all its            evening meals. NITB 4 star self catering available.             with TV, tea/coffee facilities and hair dryer. TV lounge,     September.
 facilities. There is 1 excellent restaurant nearby. Open                                                                    conservatory and private parking. Warm welcome and
 all year ex Christmas.                                                                                                      excellent breakfast - Food Hygiene Certificate.

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 Quilly Farmhouse                                            The Grange B&B                                                  Brown Trout Cottage Suites *****                              Causeway Holiday Homes - The Mallow ****
 Mrs J Sherrard                                              Mrs Jan Cheal                                                   Mr B O’Hara                                                   Trevor Boyce
 23 Green Rd, Coleraine BT51 4LX                             2e Grange Rd, Coleraine BT52 1NG                                213-215 Agivey Rd, Coleraine BT51 4AD                         36 Cloonavon Green, Portstewart Rd
 Tel: (028) 7035 7663                                        Tel: (028) 7034 4961 Mobile: 07801 808 840                      Tel: (028) 7086 8209 Fax: (028) 7086 8878                     Coleraine BT52 1RG
 s£28 d£24 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                           Email: jan@thegrangecoleraine.com                               Email: jane@browntroutinn.com                                 Tel: (028) 9447 9806 Mobile: 07802 625511
 Open Jan-Nov                                                www.thegrangecoleraine.com                                      www.browntroutinn.com                                         Email: info@causewayholidayhomes.com
                                                             s£35 d from £30 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                         4 cottages (sleeps 8) £500-£700                               www.causewayholidayhomes.com
 Traditional farmhouse situated just off main road (A2)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Townhouse (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £250-£375
 from Coleraine to Castlerock. Coming from Coleraine,        Bungalow, private parking, quiet area just opposite             The first 5 star cottage complex in N Ireland introduces
                                                                                                                                                                                           Open Jan-Dec
 turn left at ‘Quilly Picnic Area’. Home cooking, personal   Lodge Hotel, only minutes’ walk to town centre, bus/            fully-serviced 1 & 2 bedroom cottages. Guests have the
 attention.                                                  train station, Causeway Hospital. Central for touring           advantage of cottage life combined with hotel service.        The Mallow provides spacious, luxurious family
                                                             North Coast and Giant’s Causeway. We offer the highest          Only 10 miles from the North Coast, this is a perfect         accommodation. It is situated on the main Coleraine-
                                                             standards of comfort and service, fully wheelchair              holiday base.                                                 Portstewart road, offering an enclosed garden with
                                                             accessible. Residents lounge, mature garden.                                                                                  patio furniture and BBQ. Just a short drive to the North
                                                             Hospitality tray and TV in rooms. Warm welcome                                                                                Coast and Glens.
                                                             assured. No pets.

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                                                                                                                      Breezemount House ***
                                                                                                                      Winston Wallace & Leslie Campbell
                                                                                                                      26 Castlerock Rd, Coleraine BT51 3HP
                                                                                                                      Tel: (028) 7034 4615 Fax: (028) 7032 8478
                                                                                                                      Email: admin@breezemount.co.uk
                                                                                                                      www.breezemount.co.uk
                                                                                                                      4 units (sleeps 5) £400-£500
 Old Coach House Cottages ****                                                                                                                                                             Cloyfin Cottage ***
 Hazel Hanna                                                                                                                                                                               Mary Jane Watson
 233 Loughan Road, Coleraine BT52 1UD
                                                                                                                      Situated in Coleraine each apartment sleeps
                                                                                                                      2/6 ensuite. Close to pubs, shops, restaurants, rail,                81 Creamery Road, Coleraine
 Tel: (028) 2766 2212 or (028) 2766 3766 (after 6pm)                                                                                                                                       Tel: (028) 7034 3472 Mobile: 07780 954 713
 Mobile: 07813 591 578                                                                                                bus and spectacular scenery such as the Giant’s                      Email: maryjane@cloyfincottage.com
 Email: enquiries@hannaboats.co.uk                                                                                    Causeway. Quality furnishings, close to golf courses,                www.cloyfincottage.com
 2 Cottages (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £260-£340 per week                                                                 angling and pony trekking. 15-20 miles from the old                  Cottage (2 rooms, sleeps 4-5) £250-£350
 Weekend break £130, 2 nights (low season)                                                                            walled City of Derry and the Ballycastle/Rathlin Island
 Weekend break £150, 3 nights (low season)                                                                                                                                                 Set in a peaceful location, this self catering cottage is
                                                                                                                      outstanding bird sanctuary. Welcome hospitality pack                 ideal for those wishing to explore the Causeway Coast
 Black stone listed cottages, two bedrooms (1 double,                                                                 on arrival. River walks nearby. Languages spoken are                 or families wanting a quiet base near beaches and
 sleeps 2, 1 with single bed and bunkbeds, sleeps 3),                                                                 German, Russian, Italian, French & Czech.                            local activities. Situated on a farm lane, it is tastefully
 bathroom, living room, kitchen, oil central heating.                                                                                                                                      decorated with an emphasis on comfort.
 Secluded rural setting, 200 metres from River Bann,
 private jetty for boat owners.


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Kings Country Cottages ***/**                               Lisnagault Cottages ***                                      Mill Cottage Furrow Farm ***                               Ashlea
Mrs P King                                                  Mrs L Curry                                                  Mr S Patterson                                             Mrs M McCurry
66 Ringrash Rd, Coleraine BT51 4LJ                          12 Ballyversal Rd, Coleraine BT52 2ND                        74A Ringrash Rd, Ballyvennox                               2 Tromra Rd, Cushendall BT44 0SS
Tel & fax: (028) 7035 1367                                  Tel: (028) 7034 3862 Mobile: 07933 389 562                   Coleraine BT51 4LJ                                         Tel & fax: (028) 2177 1651
Email: patking@kingscottages.fsnet.co.uk                    Email: info@ireland-travel.co.uk                             Tel: (028) 8555 7241 Mobile: 07812 788279                  Email: marthaashleareach@utvinternet.com
www.kingscottages-coleraine.co.uk                           www.ireland-travel.co.uk                                     Email: samuelhpatterson@hotmail.com                        s£25 d£18-£20 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
6 cottages (sleeps 4-8) £280-£300 (4 person sharing)        Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £300-£375                     Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £295                        Open March-Oct
                                                                                                                         Weekend Break (per unit) from £120                         Weekend Break (pps) from £35
6 cottages in quite farmyard clachan, convenient to         Cosy, tastefully furnished cottage, in a peaceful, rural
                                                                                                                         Midweek Break (per unit) from £150                         Midweek Break (pps) from £35
Castlerock and Causeway Coast facilities. One unit          setting. Convenient to all north coast attractions.
suitable for person with disabilities. Group bookings       "Lovely cottage and wonderful location." Canadian            A lovely cottage, fully equipped in lovely rural           Modern country house accommodation nestled amidst
accepted. Crafting breaks by arrangement. Pets              visitors 2006.                                               surroundings.                                              panoramic views of Antrim Coast and Glens.
welcome.                                                                                                                                                                            Convenient to Giant’s Causeway, golf courses and
                                                                                                                                                                                    other tourist attractions. Within easy walking distance
                                                                                                                                                                                    of the village, beach and golf course. Guest TV lounge,
                                                                                                                                                                                    tea/coffee making facilities, TV and hairdryer in all
                                                                                                                                                                                    rooms. Pets allowed.
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Cullentra House                                             Garron View                                                  Glendale                                                   The Burn
Olive McAuley                                               Josephine McAuley                                            Mrs M O’Neill                                              Nuala McAuley
16 Cloughs Rd, Cushendall BT44 0SP                          14 Cloughs Rd, Cushendall BT44 0SP                           46 Coast Rd, Cushendall BT44 0RX                           63 Ballyeamon Rd, B14, Cushendall BT44 OSN
Tel & fax: (028) 2177 1762                                  Tel: (028) 2177 1018 Mobile: 07746 296391                    Tel: (028) 2177 1495 Mobile: 078210 52597                  Tel & fax: (028) 2177 1733 Mobile: 07763 974277
Email: cullentra@hotmail.com                                Email: josiegarronview@yahoo.co.uk                           Email: mary.glendale@btinternet.com                        Email: theburn63@hotmail.com
www.cullentrahouseireland.com                               www.garronview.co.uk                                         s£25 d£20 pps. Rooms 6, ensuite 6                          www.theburn-guesthouse.com
s£30 d£23 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                           s£20-£25 d£19 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                                                                                   s£30 d£23-£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
                                                                                                                         Glendale, whose top priority is to provide a high level
Weekend Break (pps) from £52                                                                                                                                                        Weekend Break (pps) from £55 (3 nights)
                                                            Garron View is a working farm situated just off A2.          of hospitality in friendly and peaceful surroundings, is
Midweek Break (pps) from £84                                                                                                                                                        Midweek Break (pps) from £55 (3 nights)
                                                            Experience the hospitality and the panoramic views of        within easy walking distance of the village, beach and
Award-winning country house nestled amidst                  the famous Causeway Coast and the Glens overlooking          golf course. TV lounge, tea/coffee making facilities and   Use ‘The Burn’ as a base for touring the scenic Antrim
breathtaking scenery of the Antrim Coast and Glens          the sea. Tea/coffee making facilities and TV in all          TV in all rooms.                                           Coast Road, Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede
overlooking the Sea of Moyle. Convenient to Giant’s         rooms. Dogs allowed. Evening meal £15.                                                                                  Rope Bridge. Alternatively, explore the fabulous hill
Causeway and other tourist attractions. Tea/coffee                                                                                                                                  walking country that surrounds us (we are beside the
making facilities and TV in all rooms. Last B&B on                                                                                                                                  Ulster Way) - return to a turf fire, tea and tranquillity.
Cloughs Road.

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The Meadows                                                 McCloey's Cottage at Ossian's Grave *****                    Lurigedan House *****                                      Ardmoyle House ****
Ms A Carey                                                  Elizabeth Whiteford                                          Elizabeth O’Reilly                                         22 Ardmoyle Park, Cushendall, Co Antrim
81 Coast Rd, Cushendall BT44 9QW                            36a Glenaan Road, Cushendall BT44 0TG                        38 Coast Rd, Cushendall BT44 0RX                           Tel: (028) 2177 1699 Mobile: +(353) 868 569191
Tel: (028) 2177 2020 Fax: (028) 2177 1641                   Tel & fax: (028) 7034 4357 Mobile: 07720 286 538             Tel: (028) 2177 1701 Mobile: 07801 981 876                 Email: info@antrimholidayhomes.com
s£25 d£22.50-£25 pps. Rooms 6, ensuite 6                    Email: eewhiteford@yahoo.co.uk                               Email: lurigedan@hotmail.com                               www.antrimholidayhomes.com
                                                            www.mccloeyscottage.com                                      www.lurigedan.com                                          Cottage (4 bedrooms, sleeps 7) £245-£395
Winner of the NI B&B of the Year Award 1998. Modern
                                                            Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £270-£425                     House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £395-£520
house on main A2 Coast Road (opposite boat slip).                                                                                                                                   Luxury 4 bed house that sleeps 7 and is situated in
Ideal base for touring Glens and Causeway Coast.            Traditional farm cottage restored to 5 star standard.        5 star accommodation within the town boundary of           an attractive central location in the ‘heart of the Glens’.
Within walking distance of golf course, beach, boating,     Has ample parking and patio area and two ensuite             Cushendall village. Fully enclosed back garden with        Ideal base for cycling, golfing, fishing, swimming,
fishing, shops. All rooms with TV and hospitality tray.     bedrooms. The double bedroom has a wet-room                  garage. Ideal base for touring the Glens of Antrim and     boating, horse-riding, hill walking, touring Causeway
TV lounge, conservatory, private parking.                   suitable for the less able. Open plan living/dining area     Causeway Coast.                                            Coast and Glens of Antrim. Near Glenariff Forest
                                                            features a vaulted ceiling, traditional fire, satellite TV                                                              Park and its spectacular Waterfalls. Within walking
                                                            and DVD.                                                                                                                distance of all local amenities including lively pubs and
                                                                                                                                                                                    restaurants. Sandy beach 2 km.


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Blacksmiths Cottage****                                     Sandstones ****                                              Antrim Glens Cottages ****/***                             Lurig Holiday Cottages ****/***
Ms M McCurry                                                Mr N R Workman                                               Ms B Conway                                                The Delargy Family
4a Gaults Road, Cushendall                                  14 Shore St, Cushendall BT44 0NA                             Old School House, Cushendall, BT44 0RR                     72 Ballyemon Rd, Cushendall BT44 0SN
Tel/Fax: (028) 2177 1651 Mobile: 07734 682 634              Tel: (028) 2177 1218                                         Tel: (028) 2177 2990 Fax: (028) 2177 2129                  Tel: (028) 2177 1718 Mobile: 07752 457489
Email: marthaashleareach@utvinternet.com                    Email: neilworkman@utvinternet.com                           Email: cottages@antrim.net                                 Email: info@cushendallcottages.com
www.blacksmithscottages.co.uk                               www.ireland-holidays.net                                     www.antrim.net/cottages                                    www.cushendallcottages.com
Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5-6) £270-£380                  House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7) £320-£470                       7 cottages (sleeps 2-7 per cottage) £150-£560              3 units (2/3 bedrooms, sleeps 4-6) £240-£380
Weekend Break £140-£190                                                                                                  Open all year                                              Weekend Break (per unit) from £130-£195
                                                            Sandstones is a historically listed Irish cottage with
                                                                                                                         Seven luxury self-catering holiday cottages located        Midweek Break (per unit) from £130-£195
Luxurious four star cottage situated in a quiet and         large private garden. Situated in Cushendall village
rural location within easy walking distance of village of   near all essential facilities. Ideal base for exploring      near Ballycastle, Cushendun, Glenariff and Carnlough.      Situated in a quiet rural setting, in an Area of
Cushendall. Ideal base to explore attractions such as       Antrim coast and Glens from Larne to Giant’s Causeway        Fully equipped with modern conveniences – washing          Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the picturesque
Glens of Antrim, Glenariff Forest Park, Giant’s Causeway,   and Portrush.                                                machine, telephone, microwave etc. Full colour             village of Cushendall. Ideal location to explore the
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Murlough Bay.                                                                             brochure available.                                        Nine Glens of Antrim, Giant’s Causeway and Glenariff
                                                                                                                                                                                    Waterfalls/Forest Park. Enclosed garden, pets welcome.


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 Ballymacdoe Cottage***                                      Portnagolan ***                                            The Seaview Apartment ***                                    Tavnaghan Cottage ***
 Gerard Mulholland/Dermot Mulholland                         Sofia Dobbs                                                Una Rowan                                                    Mr David McKeown
 3 Dalriada Gardens, Cushendall, BT44 0QG                    17 Layde Road, Cushendall BT44 0NQ                         12a Dalriada Park, Cushendall BT44 0QE                       18a Tavnaghan Lane, Cushendall BT44 0SY
 Tel: (028) 9022 2055 Mobile: 07753 803 266                  Tel: (028) 2177 1279                                       Tel: (028) 2177 1555 Mobile: 0770 8026 888                   Tel: (028) 2177 1671
 Email: gerry.mulholland@ntlworld.com                        Mobile: 07813 600 698                                      Email: stay@theseaviewapartment.com                          Email: tavnaghan_cottage@hotmail.com
 www.ballymacdoecottage.com                                  Email: sofia_dobbs@hotmail.com                             www.theseaviewapartment.com                                  www.geocities.com/tavnaghan_cottage
 Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £270-£420                    www.portnagolan.com                                        Apartment (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £280-£390                   Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £290-£410
                                                             Apartment (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £350-£450
 Glens of Antrim, Cushendall: luxury 3 bedroom cottage,                                                                 Ideally situated at a quiet location, beside a small jetty   Charming country cottage. Well equipped. Lovely
 sleeps 6, overlooks golf course and beach. Centrally        Beautiful apartment on second floor in Victorian House     with rock pools. Superb views over Red Bay. Rear             gardens. Panoramic mountain views. Pubs, restaurants,
 located, shops, restaurants, pubs, beach within walking     set in large garden, five minutes walk from Cushendall.    entrance to beach and golf course. Convenient to             golfing, beaches nearby. Great base for exploring
 distance. Ideal location for touring, walking, fishing,     Stunning views over the bay. Drawing room, 2               village. Ideal base for exploring the Glens of Antrim and    the Antrim Coast, Glenariff Forest Park and Giant’s
 golfing etc. Perfect for family holiday. Price depends on   bedrooms, kitchen, dining, bathroom, a cot is available.   Causeway Coast.                                              Causeway. BBQ, garden furniture, towels, linen
 booking. Non smoking cottage with designated smoking                                                                                                                                supplied. A warm welcome awaits you. Euro accepted.
 area outside.

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 The Villa Farm House **                                     Drumkeerin ◆◆◆◆                                            Agolagh House****                                            Bayview****
 Catherine & Maggie Scally                                   Joe or Mary McFadden                                       Mrs Anne McAuley                                             David and Felicity Anderson
 185 Torr Rd, Cushendun BT44 0PU                             201a Torr Rd, Cushendun BT44 0PU                           Knocknacarry Road, Cushendun, BT44 0NS                       10 The Bay, Cushendun, Co Antrim
 Tel & fax: (028) 2176 1252                                  Tel: (028) 2176 1554                                       Tel: (028) 2888 5825                                         Tel: (028) 7086 9177 Mobile: 07764 638 494
 Email: maggiescally@hotmail.co.uk                           Email: drumkeerin@zoom.co.uk                               Mobile: 07751 773 981                                        Email: david.anderson.00@googlemail.com
 s£30-£35 d£25-£30 pps. Rooms 4, ensuite 4                   www.drumkeeringuesthouse.com                               Email: bubblesmor@hotmail.com                                Apartment (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £290-£380
                                                             s£35-£40 d£27.50-£30 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3               House (4 bedrooms, sleeps 8) £400-£500                       Weekend and midweek breaks available
 Welcome to the Villa. Views that one American called
 "the American dream!". Situated overlooking the beach       2 family, 1 double. AA UK Landlady of Year 2002.           Listed, period two-storey farmhouse on the edge of the       This luxury apartment in the pretty National Trust
 and National Trust village of Cushendun. Views of           Drumkeerin has a stunning location, set amid attractive    National Trust Village of Cushendun. Set in its own          village of Cushendun provides uninterrupted views
 Antrim hills, Scotland and sea of Moyle. Within easy        gardens overlooking sea and glens. This artistic home      mature grounds running down to the River Dun.                of the beach, bay, picturesque harbour and beyond
 access of Causeway, activities and shopping.                is ideal for painters, ramblers and families. Renowned     A gentle stroll to the village shop and pubs and sandy       to the Scottish coastline. Centrally located on the
                                                             breakfast. Special Places to Stay. Guide du Routard        beach of Cushendun Bay.                                      Antrim Coast Road and ideal for a memorable
                                                             recommended.                                                                                                            holiday or short break.



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 Beachview Cottages ****                                     Drumfaskey ****                                            Mullarts Church ****                                         Seaside Cottages ****/***
 Mrs Pat Scally                                              Miss E McAuley                                             Mrs A Blaney                                                 Mrs M McNeill
 185c & 185d Torr Rd, Cushendun BT44 0PU                     153 Glendun Rd, Cushendun BT44 0TF                         114 Tromra Rd, Cushendun BT44 0ST                            Contact: 41 Glendun Road, Cushendun BT44 0PY
 Tel & Fax: (028) 2176 1540                                  Tel: (028) 2176 1239                                       Tel & fax: (028) 2176 1221 Mobile: 07711 405948              Tel: (028) 2176 1289
 Mobile: 07766 868 625                                       Email: faskey22@yahoo.co.uk                                Email: mullarts@btinternet.com                               Email: seasidecottages@hotmail.com
 Email: patscally@hotmail.co.uk                              www.drumfaskey.com                                         www.mullarts.fsnet.co.uk                                     www.seasidecottages.netfirms.com
 www.cushenduncottages.co.uk                                 Chalet (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £180-£325                    2 apartments (1-2 bedrooms, sleeps 2-4) £275-£400            Cottage (sleeps 5-8) £265-£490
 2 cottages (sleeps 6) £310-£450
                                                             Luxury cottage overlooking the beautiful valley of         Luxurious apartments occupy the former church built          Seaside Cottage, panoramic seaviews, beach 65 metres,
 Weekend breaks £130-£190
                                                             Glendun. Ideal setting for that rejuvenating break.        in 1849. This unique building has gardens, patios,           village 0.5 mile. Fisherman’s - traditional cottage at
 2 luxury 4 star cottages overlooking Cushendun              Within easy reach of Giant’s Causeway, Ballycastle,        barbeques, private walk and carparks. Prices include         mouth of Glendun River, perfect for fishing/watching
 Bay. Winner of Rural Cottage of the Year 2003/2004.         Antrim Coast. Guests can enjoy farm walk with              all heating, electricity and bed linen. Brochure available   seals play. Tybann House & Glenview Cottage - ideal
 Situated one mile from village. Each cottage is finished    spectacular views.                                         on request.                                                  retreat for families, 1 mile to village and 0.5 miles to
 in traditional style with open fires.                                                                                                                                               beach. Central location for touring North Antrim Coast.



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 Beech Cottage ***                                           The Coach House ***                                        The Gort Na Drum House                                       Magheramore Courtyard *****
 Mr D McKenna                                                Maggie Scally                                              Patricia McLaughlin or Paul McElhinney                       Ian and Pamela Buchanan
 26 Glendun Rd, Cushendun BT44 0PY                           185a Torr Rd, Cushendun BT44 0PU                           23 Gortnaghey Road, Dungiven BT47 4PY                        59 Magheramore Rd, Dungiven BT47 4SW
 Tel: (028) 2176 1286 Mobile: 07719 940032                   Tel & Fax: (028) 2176 1252                                 Tel: (028) 7774 1289 Fax: (028) 7774 3871                    Tel: (028) 7774 1942. Fax: (028) 7774 0466
 Email: dennismcgowanmckenna@hotmail.com                     Email: maggiescally@hotmail.co.uk                          Email: patricia@gortnadrumhouse.com                          Email: info@magheramore.com
 www.cushenduncottage.co.uk                                  House (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £280-£395                     www.gortnadrumhouse.com                                      www.magheramore.com
 Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7) £200-£350                                                                              s£35-£42.50 d£32.50-£40 pps. Rooms 7, ensuite 7              3 cottages (sleeps 4-6) £270-£400
                                                             Set high on a farm overlooking Cushendun village and
 Weekend Break (per unit) from £100
                                                             beach. Historical village within reach of cycling, horse   Situated in the Northern Sperrins, in the heart of the       Three award winning luxury 5 star historically listed
 Midweek Break (per unit) from £100
                                                             riding, walking, golf, shops, swimming, mountain           Roe Valley, this Guesthouse offers bedrooms finished         cottages, centrally situated in an area of outstanding
 Detached bungalow, large enclosed garden, all modern        climbing and activity centre. The best view in Ireland!    to a very high standard with all the modern cons,            natural beauty to explore the Sperrins, North coast
 conveniences, 5 minutes walk to beach, and village.         A warm welcome awaits the traveller!                       fine linen and comfort furniture and a restaurant that       and Donegal. Open Log fires and ensuite bedrooms
 Maintained to a very high standard, complete privacy.                                                                  provides an unforgettable cuisine from an excellent and      throughout. Newly refurbished games room and virtual
 Pets welcome. Lovely views.                                                                                            well experienced team of chefs.                              farmyard play area. Green energy produced by wind
                                                                                                                                                                                     powered turbine.

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                  GARVAGH                                        GIANT’S CAUSEWAY                                             GIANT’S CAUSEWAY                                            GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
                     ★ HOTEL                                             ★★★ GUEST INN                                               ★★ GUEST HOUSE                                              BED & BREAKFAST




Imperial Hotel *                                           Smugglers Inn ***                                            Carnside Guest House **                                     Ardtrabane House
The Higgins and Cassidy families                           Mrs J McLaughlin                                             Alice Trufelli                                              Maureen Mitchell
38 Main Street, Garvagh, BT51 5AD                          306 Whitepark Rd, Giant’s Causeway BT57 8SN                  23 Causeway Rd, Bushmills BT57 8SU                          66 Causeway Road, Bushmills. BT57 8SX
Tel: (028) 2955 8218                                       Tel: (028) 2073 1577 Fax: (028) 2073 1072                    Tel: (028) 2073 1337 / (028) 2073 1694                      Tel: (028) 2073 1007 Mobile: 07743 118 437
8 rooms, 8 ensuite                                         Email: jenny@smugglers-inn.co.uk                             Mobile: 07779 647 395                                       Email: info@ardtrabanehouse.co.uk
s£30 d£35 family room £100                                 www.smugglers-inn.co.uk                                      Email: carnside_giantscauseway@hotmail.com                  www.ardtrabanehouse.co.uk
Children under 4 free. Discounts for under 16s             s£35-£70 d£25-£40 pps. Rooms 12, ensuite 12                  www.carnsideguesthouse.co.uk                                s£35-£55 d£27.50-£30 pps
                                                           Weekend Break (pps) from £75                                 £20-£27.50 pps. Rooms 9, ensuite 8                          Rooms 3, ensuite 3
Run by the Higgins and Cassidy families, the Imperial
                                                           Midweek Break (pps) from £65                                 Open Feb-Nov.
Hotel provides the ideal base to explore the extensive                                                                                                                              This modern family home is the closest habitation
golf and fishing facilities in the local area as well as   Traditional family-run inn overlooking the Giant’s           Panoramic coastal views. Within walking distance            to the Giant’s Causeway itself, a footpath providing
being located to the magnificent north coast, where the    Causeway. 12 luxurious and spacious ensuite                  (3/4 mile) of Giant’s Causeway and restaurants. Near        direct access to the Causeway pathways runs
spectacular Giants Causeway and the Historic City of       bedrooms, some with Atlantic views. Friendly bistro          Carrick-a-Rede, Bushmills Distillery, Portrush. 2 guest     through the field the house was built in. A warm
Derry can be found. A warm, friendly welcome awaits        and à La Carte dining. Perfect location for golf, fishing,   sitting rooms. Internet access. Credit cards and euro       friendly atmosphere and superb breakfast awaits
you at the Imperial Hotel.                                 walking or exploring the Causeway Coast and Glens            accepted. Group and children rates. Large private car       you. Open all year ex Christmas.
                                                           of Antrim.                                                   park. Kennels.

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Ballylinny Holiday Cottages *****/****                     Harebell Cottage - Giant’s Causeway ****                     Al Norte Holiday Cottages ***                               Giant’s Causeway Holiday Cottages ***
Mr A Laverty                                               Basil Haire                                                  Mrs F Murdock                                               Audrey Millar
7 Causeway Rd, Bushmills BT57 8SU                          9 Aird Cottages, Causeway Rd, Bushmills BT57 8AR             198-200 Causeway Rd, Bushmills BT57 8SY                     71 Causeway Road, Bushmills, BT57 8SX
Mobile: 07771 886516                                       Tel: (028) 9076 8532 Mobile: 07801 278907                    Tel: (028) 2766 3390 Mobile: 07710 945321                   Tel: (028) 2073 1673 Fax: (028) 2073 2533
Email: info@giantscauseway.co.uk                           Email: enquiries@harebellcottage.com                         Email: fiona.murdock@btinternet.com                         Email: audrey@giantscausewaycottages.com
www.giantscauseway.co.uk                                   www.harebellcottage.com                                      www.giants-causeway-al-norte.com                            www.giantscausewaycottages.com
11 cottages (sleeps 4-8) £225-£640                         Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £270-£450                     2 houses (each with 2 double beds sleeps 4)                 8 units (sleeps 6) £230-£460
Weekend Break (per unit) from £160-£230                                                                                 £250-£380                                                   Weekend break (2 nights) £140-£185
                                                           Two bedroom, two bathroom cottage. One twin and one
Midweek Break (per unit) from £160-£230                                                                                                                                             Midweek break (3 nights) £140-£185
                                                           king size ensuite. 1km from Giants Causeway. Large           Two comfortable well maintained traditional cottages
                                                                                                                                                                                    Open all year
Giant’s Causeway half a mile. 11 quality cottages          barn style windows give panoramic views over the             with open fires, gardens and sea views. Adjacent to
of traditional style and with breathtaking scenery.        Causeway Coast. Furnished in pine and with natural           small beach and swimmers rock pool, Dunseverick             Superb cottages (some with sea views) just 1 km from
On family farm. Nearby golf, walking and fishing.          pine and slate floors throughout. Rates include oil fired    harbour and coastal path between Giant’s Causeway           the Causeway and convenient to coastal walks, beaches
Wheelchair access. Open gas fire creates that homely       central heating, electricity and linen.                      and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Ideal for walking and       and golf. Laundry area and games room on site.
feeling. Tennis court and games room. Bistro and                                                                        fishing. Wide choice of local restaurants. Price includes   Cosy interiors with turf fires and all home comforts.
meeting room on site. Weekends available (not July                                                                      heating, electricity and bed linen.                         Restaurants within walking distance. Special midweek
and August).                                                                                                                                                                        offers available during low and mid season.
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Tonduff Cottage ***                                        Dieskirt Farm                                                Lurig View                                                  Sanda
Mrs A Sinnamon                                             James & Ann McHenry                                          Rose Ward (Mrs)                                             Donnell & Elizabeth O’Loan
130 Causeway Rd, Bushmills BT58 8SX                        104 Glen Rd, Glenariff BT44 0RG                              38 Glen Rd, Glenariff BT44 0RF                              29 Kilmore Rd, Glenariff BT44 0RQ
Tel: (028) 7082 2078 Mobile: 07718 914700                  Tel: (028) 2177 1308 Fax: (028) 2177 1185                    Tel: (028) 2177 1618 Mobile: 07715 722215                   Tel: (028) 2177 1785 Mobile: 07751 492602
Email: sinnamon@btinternet.com                             Mobile: 07801 346792                                         Email: lurigviewacom@aol.com                                Email: stay@sandabnb.com
www.tonduffcottage.co.uk                                   Email: dieskirt@hotmail.com                                  www.lurigview.co.uk                                         www.sandabnb.com
Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £250-£395                   www.dieskirtfarm.co.uk                                       s£35 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                           s£25-£35 d£22.50-£25 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2
Open all year ex Christmas and New Year                    s£35 d£22-£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                                                                                    Open Feb-Nov
                                                                                                                        Modern country house, close to beach, forest park,
Weekend Break (per unit) from £150-£180 (2 nights)         Open April-Dec                                                                                                           Weekend Break (pps) from £60 (3 nights)
                                                                                                                        Ulster Way and waterfalls. Ideal touring centre for
Weekend Break (per unit) from £165-£195 (3 nights)                                                                                                                                  Midweek Break (pps) from £60 (3 nights)
                                                           Tranquil and secluded with spectacular views. A              Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle
Situated on the Antrim coast - 4.5 miles from Bushmills    working sheep farm off the Antrim Coast Road (A2),           and rope bridge. Comfortable rooms overlooking              Recommended by Frommer’s and Michelin. Immaculate
and 1.5 miles from Giant’s Causeway. This cottage          5 mins walk from Glenariff Forest Park, waterfalls,          Glenariff Glen. Private parking. TV lounge. Restaurants     rooms and stunning views from comfortable TV lounge.
has been built using natural materials in a traditional    restaurant. Homely base for touring Giant’s Causeway         and pubs close by. Tea/coffee in all rooms. Euro            Close to beach, forest park with waterfalls, village
style. Nearby golf, walking and fishing. Washing           and other attractions. Secure parking. Excellent             accepted.                                                   entertainment and restaurants. Ideal touring centre
machine on site.                                           breakfast.                                                                                                               for Antrim Glens and Giant’s Causeway. 1 mile from
                                                                                                                                                                                    Waterfoot on A43. On parle français.
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Hazelwood *****                                            Windyridge ****                                              The Barbican Gatelodge ****                                 Glenview ***
Mrs P O'Boyle                                              Neil Workman                                                 Irish Landmark Trust                                        Rosie Cullen
117 Glen Road, Glenariff, BT44 0RG                         4 Bayview Pk, Glenariff, BT44 0SA                            Glenarm, Co Antrim                                          16 Springhill, Glenarm BT44 0AW
Tel: (028) 2177 1440 Mobile: 07714 988221                  Tel: (028) 2177 1218                                         Tel: 00 353 1 670 4733 Fax: 00 353 1 670 4887               Tel: 00 353 1801 3852
Email: info@hazelwoodholidayhome.co.uk                     Email: neilworkman@utvinternet.com                           Email: bookings@irishlandmark.com                           Mobile: 00 353 85 1244 877
www.hazelwoodholidayhome.co.uk                             www.ireland-holidays.net                                     www.irishlandmark.com                                       Email: rancullen@eircom.net
Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £250-£450                  House (4 bedrooms, sleeps 7) £320-£470                       Gatelodge (1 double bedroom, sleeps 2) £392-£476            House (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £275/€400
                                                           Open Jan-Dec
Newly built luxury accommodation with magnificent                                                                       Romantic in appearance and setting, and approached          Glenview enjoys village life with contemporary modern
views over Glenariff. One minute walk to licensed          Luxury house situated at the foot of Glenariff Glen          by a bridge over the Glenarm River, the Barbican            living. Living accommodation boasts spectacular views
restaurant, forest park/waterfalls. Ideal location for     (Queen of the nine Glens).1/3 Kilometre on Antrim            Gatelodge affords significant views of the surrounding      of the beautiful Coast and stunning scenery of the Glen.
touring Giant’s Causeway and Glens of Antrim.              Coast Road from Waterfoot village. Panoramic views of        countryside. Internally the main block features stone-      Situated within walking distance to the beach, pubs
                                                           mountains and sea.                                           slabbed floors, and vaulted ceilings. Its setting and       shops and playground. Gateway to the Glens of Antrim
                                                                                                                        surroundings make it an ideal romantic retreat. Local       and near to the Giant’s Causeway, this is truly an area of
                                                                                                                        attractions; Antrim coast, Giant's Causeway and             outstanding natural beauty.
                                                                                                                        Glenarm forest park.

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 Toberwine Townhouse ***                                      St. Ronans B&B                                               Maidens View**** & Fisherman’s Leap***                     St Ronans***
 Maureen McAuley                                              Judith Tweed                                                 Mr Edwin Crawford                                          Judith Tweed
 48 Toberwine Street, Glenarm BT44 0AP                        8 Portmuck Road, Islandmagee, Larne BT40 3TW                 69 & 75/77 Portmuck Road, Islandmagee, BT40 3TP            8 Portmuck Road, Islandmagee
 Tel & fax: (028) 2884 1087                                   Tel: (028) 9338 2055 Fax: (028) 9338 2502                    Tel: (028) 9338 2252                                       Tel: (028) 9338 2055 Fax: (028) 9338 2502
 Tel after 6pm: (028) 2884 1298                               Mobile: 0771 877 0194                                        Email: fishermansleap@portmuck.fsworld.co.uk               Mobile: 07718 770 194
 Email: glenarm@nacn.org.uk                                   Email: info@stronans.biz                                     Maidens View (sleeps 4) £280-£385                          Email: info@stronans.biz
 www.glenarmtourism.org.uk                                    www.stronans.biz                                             Fisherman’s Leap (sleeps 5) £210-£315                      www.stronans.biz
 Townhouse (sleeps 6) £250-£350                               s£30 d£25 pps (Rooms 3, ensuite 2)                           Maidens View - recently converted stone barn, situated     Cottage (sleeps 4) £300-£400
                                                              Open all year                                                on headland with magnificent views of Antrim Hills and
 Situated in Glenarm Conservation village, this Georgian                                                                                                                              St Ronans beautiful self-catering accommodation on
 property is community owned and has been restored            St Ronans was originally built in the early 1900’s.          Mull of Kintyre. 1 double ensuite and 1 twin bedroom       the Coastal Route to ‘The Glens of Antrim’ hosts two
 sympathetically to retain original fireplace and features,   Situated on the coastal route, it offers every comfort you   with attached bathroom/shower. Fully equipped kitchen.     ground floor bedrooms both ensuite, a fully fitted
 yet offering all mod cons to ensure a comfortable            would expect, boasting its original charm with exposed       Enclosed garden with ample parking. Short walk to beach.   kitchen/dining area, beautiful lounge, with exposed
 stay. Private garden and very secure parking, ideal          wooden beams, original stone walls. Super for families.      Fisherman’s Leap - one of three original coastguard        beams and rural charm it’s a real home from home.
 for families.                                                All rooms on ground floor. A real home from home.            cottages, situated above Portmuck Harbour with its
                                                                                                                           small sandy beach, very suitable for children.

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 Vale Farm ****                                               Portneal Lodge **                                            Highways Hotel ***                                         Derrin Guest House **
 Mr R Walker                                                  Mr Mark McIntyre                                             Donaghy’s Lane, Ballyloran, Larne BT40 2SU                 Ivy Chalmers & Siebe Wynberg
 128 Steeple Rd, Edenvale, Kells, BT42 3NP                    75 Bann Road, Kilrea                                         Tel: (028) 2827 2272 Fax: (028) 2827 5015                  2 Princes Gardens, Larne BT40 1RQ
 Tel & fax: (028) 2589 8030                                   Co. L’derry N.Ireland BT51 5RX                               Email: info@highwayshotel.com                              Tel: (028) 2827 3269
 Mobile: 07850 375365                                         Tel: (028) 2954 1444                                         www.highwayshotel.com                                      Email: info@derrinhouse.co.uk
 Email: robin.walker.edenvale@nireland.com                    Email: enquiries@portneallodge.co.uk                         s from £75 d from £50 pps. 35 rooms with ensuite           www.derrinhouse.co.uk
 www.edenvaleholidaycottages.co.uk                            www.portneallodge.co.uk                                                                                                 s£28-£35 d£25 pps. Rooms 7, ensuite 5
                                                                                                                           Just 30 minutes from Belfast and situated 1 mile from
 House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £245-£380                       s£35-£45 d£55-£69 pps. Rooms 18, ensuite 18                                                                             Open all year
                                                                                                                           Larne town centre and ferry terminal, the Highways
 Comfortable farmhouse, convenient to all parts of            Portneal Lodge is nestled in the woods at the edge of        Hotel stands at the gateway to the famous Antrim Coast.    Newly refurbished award winning guesthouse. All
 Northern Ireland. Panoramic view of Antrim Hills, Bann       the River Bann with beautiful country side all around.       The Highways is proud of its reputation for excellent      rooms have TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Most
 Valley and Sperrins. Fully-equipped kitchen including        Hosting 18 ensuite rooms in many layouts to suit             food and service, a warm welcome awaits you.               are ensuite. Private car park. Euros accepted. Two
 dishwasher and microwave. Fishing, pony trekking and         family or groups. We are also wheelchair friendly                                                                       ground floor rooms available. Family room and family
 golf nearby. Pets by arrangement. Weekend breaks.            making sure everyone gets to enjoy the beautiful                                                                        suite available. Close to ferry. Ideal base for exploring
                                                              surroundings.                                                                                                           the beautiful Antrim coast road, the Giant's Causeway
                                                                                                                                                                                      and Belfast.

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 Manor House ** AA****                                        Seaview Guest House **                                       Beltoy Farmhouse                                           Droagh Cottage
 Miss J A Graham                                              Marion Muir                                                  Mrs A Simms                                                Ms M Porter
 23 Olderfleet Road, Harbour Highway, Larne BT40 1AS          154-156 Curran Rd, Larne BT40 1BX                            45 Ballywillan Rd, Gleno, Larne BT40 3LH                   175 Coast Rd, Droagh, Larne BT40 2LF
 Tel: (028) 2827 3305 Fax: (028) 2826 0505                    Tel & fax: (028) 2827 2438                                   Tel & fax: (028) 9337 3725 Mobile: 07709 237014            Tel: (028) 2827 2932
 Email: welcome@themanorguesthouse.com                        Email: seaviewhouse@talk21.com                               Email: anna.simms@tesco.net                                d£35 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2
 www.themanorguesthouse.com                                   www.seaviewlarne.co.uk                                       s£20-£22 d£18-£20 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 1
                                                                                                                                                                                      Winner of Tourist Homes Award NI 2000. Beautiful
 s£25-£30 d£25-£27.50 pps. Rooms 8, ensuite 8                 s£25-£30 d£25-£28 pps. Rooms 8, ensuite 7                    Open Jan-Nov
                                                                                                                                                                                      period house situated in a most magnificent setting,
 Open all year                                                Weekend Break (pps) £50 (2 nights)
                                                                                                                           Traditional Ulster farmhouse situated on main country      comprising 3 acres of gardens. On the sea. Views of the
 Classic Victorian beautifully furnished. All rooms           Well established guest house, warm welcome.                  road from Carrickfergus to Larne, 1.5 miles from the       Mull of Kintyre and Ayrshire Coast. 2 golf courses and
 ensuite, colour TV, hairdryer, clock radio, alarm,           All rooms with TVs, hospitality trays. Well known for        scenic village of Gleno - central heating, home cooking.   Carnfunnock Country Park nearby. Rooms contained in
 trouserpress, tea/coffee making facilities and biscuits.     superb breakfast. Early breakfast catered for. 2 mins        H&C in 1 twin room, 1 twin room ensuite. Convenient        luxury suites c/w shower room, wc, drawing room and
 Central heating, double-glazing, early breakfasts catered    from Larne Harbour. Ideal for touring the Antrim Coast       to all amenities. Open January-November.                   library. Airports 30 mins, Giant’s Causeway 60 mins.
 for. WIFI available.                                         and Glens and the Giant's Causeway.



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 Inverbann                                                    Radisson SAS Roe Park Resort ****                            Ballyhenry House                                           Keady View Farm
 Mrs J Scott                                                  Roe Park, Limavady BT49 9LB                                  Karen and Michael Kane                                     Sandra Carmichael
 7 Glenarm Rd, Larne BT40 1BN                                 Tel: (028) 7772 2222 Fax: (028) 7772 2313                    172 Seacoast Rd, Limavady BT49 9EF                         47 Seacoast Rd, Limavady BT49 9DW
 Tel & fax: (028) 2827 2524 Mobile: 07944 437439              Email: reservations@radissonroepark.com                      Tel: (028) 7772 2657 Mobile: 07956 815 746                 Tel & fax: (028) 7776 4518 Mobile: 07970 522 605
 Email: joy@inverbann.co.uk                                   www.radissonroepark.com                                      Email: info@ballyhenry.co.uk                               Email: Sandra.Carmichael@tibusconnect.com
 www.inverbann.co.uk                                          s£85-£95 d£60-£70 pps. Rooms 118, ensuite 118                www.ballyhenry.co.uk                                       www.keadyviewfarm.com
 s£30 d£23 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                            Weekend Break (pps) from £124 (2 B&B + 1 dinner)             s£35 d£30 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                          s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
                                                              Midweek Break (pps) from £99 (2 B&B + 1 dinner)
 First house on the right leaving Larne on A2 North                                                                        Ballyhenry House is situated on a 380 acre arable farm     Renowned for superb breakfast and friendly
 (Antrim Coast road). Lock up garages, double glazing.        The North Coast’s only 4 star deluxe resort, offers 118      in the beautiful Roe Valley, very convenient to 2 blue     atmosphere. Set in the middle of panoranic views, here
 Enjoy breakfast in the conservatory. Central heating,        spacious ensuite bedrooms, Fairways leisure club with        flag beaches, mountain, country park and only 40mins       is the place to stay. One mile from Radisson Roe Park,
 welcome tray and DVD player in rooms. Be assured of a        indoor pool and fitness suite. The Roe Spa with 12           to Giant's Causeway. Recently refurbished to a very        convenient to all business/tourist attractions, airport/
 warm welcome from Joy and Jim.                               treatment rooms offering Elemis treatments in brand new      high standard with natural travertine ensuite bathrooms.   ferry, Giant's Causeway or Donegal. CLose to by-pass,
                                                              health and beauty facilities. Greens Restaurant offers                                                                  walking/cycling routes etc.
                                                              international cuisine with local ingredients and the Coach
                                                              House brasserie is perfect for the more informal occasion
                                                              overlooking the 18 hole parkland golf course.
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                 LIMAVADY                                                 LIMAVADY                                                            LIMAVADY                                                    LIMAVADY
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Whitehill Farm House                                     The Garden Apartment****                                            Pebble Cottage ****                                         The Loft ***
Mrs M McCormick                                          Michael & Karen Kane                                                Mr & Mrs Bond                                               Michael and Karen Kane
70 Ballyquin Rd, Limavady BT49 9EY                       172 Seacoast Road, Limavady BT49 9EF                                51 Tircreven Rd, Limavady BT49 0JQ                          172 Seacoast Rd, Limavady BT49 9EF
Tel: (028) 7772 2306 Mobile: 07763 811 527               Tel: (028) 7772 2657 Mobile: 07956 815 746                          Tel & fax: (028) 7775 0594 Mobile: 07761 764732             Tel: (028) 7772 2657 Mobile: 07956 815 746
Email: maudwhitehill@btinternet.com                      Email: info@ballyhenry.co.uk                                        Email: tircreven@supanet.com                                Email: info@ballyhenry.co.uk
s£25-£27 d£22-£24 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 2                www.ballyhenry.co.uk                                                Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £295-£395                    www.ballyhenry.co.uk
                                                         Apartment (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £350-£420                                                                                      Apartment (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £350-£420
Modern farm house within walking distance from town                                                                          Completed Summer 2005. Situated on its own elevated
and Roe Valley Country Park. An ideal base for touring   This bright airy apartment has 2 spacious ensuite                   site overlooking Lough Foyle and Magilligan, quiet          The loft is a lovely refurbished black stone apartment,
Donegal and Antrim Coast. Convenient to sandy            bedrooms - 1 double and 1 family room, with French                  secluded location. All modern conveniences and              with private balcony and seating area, ideal for relaxing
beaches and golf courses. Cooking and home baking        doors opening onto the natural stone patio and flower               equipment. No hidden extras.                                and barbecues. It overlooks a beautiful private garden
a speciality.                                            garden, ideal for BBQs. Suitable for disabled guests.                                                                           and patio area, with farm walks and signs describing
                                                         Farm walks and nature trail. 5 miles to Benone Beach.                                                                           the local bird life and farm activities. Situated on 380
                                                                                                                                                                                         acre arable farm in beautiful Roe Valley.



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Golden Sands Villa                                       Corr’s Corner Hotel **                                              Woodbank Self Catering ****/**                              Bushfoot
Mrs Jennifer Conn                                        315 Ballyclare Rd, Newtownabbey BT36 4TQ                            Rosemary Sherlock                                           Mrs G Caskey
5a Benone Avenue, Limavady BT49 0LQ                      Tel: (028) 9084 9221 Fax: (028) 9083 2118                           451 Shore Road, Newtownabbey, BT37 9SE                      1a Bushfoot Drive, Portballintrae BT57 8YW
Tel: (028) 7775 0518 Mobile: 07740 411 541               Email: info@corrscorner.com                                         Tel: (028) 9086 3567                                        Tel: (028) 2073 2501
Villa (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4-6) £350-£450                 www.corrscorner.com                                                 Mobile: 07821 921777                                        Email: kennethcaskey@aol.com
                                                         s£70 d£37.50 pps. Rooms 30, ensuite 30                              Email: rosemarysherlock@yahoo.co.uk                         s£25-£30 d£22-£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2 minute walk
                                                         Open all year ex Christmas                                          3 coach house (sleeps 6) £400                               Open all year ex Christmas
to Benone Beach Complex splash pool, golf course
                                                         Weekend Break (pps) from £80                                        Open all year
and tennis courts. 3 miles to ferry to Greencastle. 2                                                                                                                                    First class accommodation set in picturesque seaside
local pubs, one walking distance, other 2-3 miles. All   Corr’s Corner Hotel is located 7 miles north of Belfast             3 friendly family-run properties located on                 village. Nearby are Old Bushmills Distillery, Giant’s
bikers garage available. Close to Giant's Causeway.      at the M2/A8 junction, 14 miles from Larne Harbour                  the Lough Shore in the grounds of an historic Georgian      Causeway, Dunluce Castle, golf courses. All rooms
A modern apartment, with all modern conveniences         and Belfast International Airport. The hotel has 30 en              house. 2-acre gardens overlooking and with private          have TV, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities. Open
and equipment with washing machine etc. Wheelchair       suite bedrooms with 2 bedrooms specifically designed                access to shoreline walks. 1-acre children's playground     all year ex Christmas.
accessible.                                              for guests with disabilities. Meals are served all day              with 3-hole pitch and putt, football nets and croquet
                                                         from 12 noon until 10.00 p.m. 7 days a week in the                  lawn. Private patio with BBQ. Convenient to shops and
                                                         Restaurant and Bar Grill.                                           all forms of transport.

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                                                                                                                      Bayview Hotel ***
                                                                                                                      2 Bayhead Rd, Portballintrae BT57 8RZ
                                                                                                                      Tel: (028) 2073 4100 Fax: (028) 2073 4330
                                                                                                                      Email: info@bayviewhotelni.com
                                                                                                                      www.bayviewhotelni.com
                                                                                                                      s£59-140 d£30-£95 pps. Rooms 25, ensuite 25
Manor House                                                                                                           Weekend Break (pps) from £99                                       Portballintrae Townhouses *****
Mrs J Maclaine                                                                                                        Midweek Break (pps) from £85                                       G Bamber
51 Beach Rd, Portballintrae BT57 8RT                                                                                                                                                     72/74/76 Bayhead Rd, Portballintrae BT57 8SA
Tel: (028) 2073 2002. Fax: (028) 2073 2002
                                                                                                                      Opened 2001, the Bayview Hotel is situated in the                  Tel & fax: (028) 9269 9849
Email: manorhouse@portballintrae.com                                                                                  heart of the picturesque village of Portballintrae, one            Email: j-bamber@utvinternet.com
www.portballintrae.com                                                                                                mile from Bushmills. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean                3 Houses (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £425-£550
s£34-£45 d£25-£30 pps. Rooms 5, ensuite 5                                                                             and close to the Giant’s Causeway and Old Bushmills                Shortbreaks on request
Recently renovated guest house in a quiet village on                                                                  Distillery, with 25 luxurious bedrooms, standard,                  Luxury 5-star self catering houses with magnificent sea
the Causeway Coast with uninterrupted views over                                                                      superior, premier, interlinking and ambulant disabled              views across the Atlantic Ocean. Close to the Giant’s
the Atlantic Ocean. Close to Old Bushmills Distillery,                                                                rooms available. Excellent conference facilities,                  Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery and convenient
Dunluce Castle and the Giant’s Causeway. Central to                                                                   Porthole Restaurant and Bar. Lift and private car park.            to many top golf courses, including Royal Portrush.
the golf courses at Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock                                                                 This small luxury hotel is the ideal destination for               Walking distance to the beach.
and Ballycastle.
                                                                                                                      conferencing, golfing, business, incentive travel and
                                                                                                                      leisure. Member of North Coast Hotels Ltd.

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Causeway Cottage Portballintrae ****                     Causeway Coast Cottages                                             Glenville Cottages ****                                     Maccool Cottage ****
Mr & Mrs L Fawcett                                       53 Ballintrae Park ****                                             Mr S Sweeney                                                J G Shannon
12 Ballaghmore Cottages, Ballaghmore Road,               Mrs Denise Henry                                                    Bayhead Rd, Portballintrae BT57 8SB                         29 Benbane Pk, Portballintrae BT57 8BP
Portballintae BT57 8PX                                   53 Ballintrae Pk, Portballintrae BT57 8YN                           Tel: (028) 2073 2233/2073 1279 Fax: (028) 2073 1850         Tel & fax: (028) 9268 2380 Mobile: 07801 131626
Tel: 07771 537 987                                       Tel: (028) 9268 2581 Mobile: 07773 627387                           Email: seaport@freeuk.com                                   Email: gregg.shannon@freenet.co.uk
Email: info@causewaycottages.co.uk                       Email: info@causewaycoastcottages.com                               www.freewebs.com/glenvillecottages                          www.maccoolcottages.com
www.causewaycottages.co.uk                               www.causewaycoastcottages.com                                       6 cottages (sleeps 6) £250-£495                             Houses (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £320-£500
3 rooms sleeps 4+2 children £300-£650                    Townhouse (2 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £225-£405
                                                                                                                             Houses with excellent views over the harbour and bay.       Excellent 4 star property, clear view of Causeway, fully
Open all year                                            Open Jan-Dec
                                                                                                                             Equipped and furnished to the highest standards, yet        fitted with TV, video, DVD, washing machine, tumble
Beautiful country views, only 1/2 km from beach.         Well-furnished homes with sea views. Close to beaches               maintaining the traditional fisherman’s cottage exterior.   dryer, microwave oven, dishwasher. 1 ensuite bedroom
Luxurious modern town house. Large open lounge and       and restaurants. Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills                     No Pets.                                                    and 2 twin bedrooms with shared bathroom. Short
dining area. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry room.    Distillery within 1.5 miles. TV and video, patio furniture                                                                      breaks available September - June (excluding Bank
Patio and BBQ area. Off road parking and play area.      and gas barbeque. Welcome pack provided.                                                                                        Holidays and special events).


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 Portree *****                                                                     Portpleasant *****                                                                    Corner Cottage *****
 52 Ballaghmore Road, Portballintrae                                               17 Ballaghmore Ave, Portballintrae                                                    2 Ballaghmore Ave, Portballintrae
 (Sleeps 8)                                                                        (Sleeps 8)                                                                            (Sleeps 12)
 2 double ensuite, 2 twin, living room, dining room,                               2 Double ensuite, 1 twin with WHB, 1 twin,                                            2 double ensuite, 1 twin with WHB, 3 double, w/c,
 bathroom, with shower, kitchen, conservatory,                                     bathroom with shower, kitchen/dining, living room,                                    2 shower rooms, living room, snug, dining room, laundry,
 private south facing enclosed garden                                              dining room, patio, off road parking                                                  kitchen/dining, extensive enclosed rear garden/patio,
                                                                                                                                                                         south facing

 These luxury homes are equipped with the following: d/washer, w/machine, t/dryer, microwave, fridge, freezer, multi TVs, video, DVD, music centre, garden furniture, BBQ and extra
 cooking aids, heating and linen supplied (normal usage). Portballintrae is a tranquil village in the heart of the North Antrim Coast with beaches, golf course, hotel and pubs, the rugged
 coast line is on your door step. Within five minutes you reach one of the wonders of the world, the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills village and Distillery, White Park Bay/
 Portrush Strand, Royal Portrush golf course, fishing, surfing, diving and forest parks. In less than 30 minutes you can reach: Ballymoney/Ballycastle market towns, Ballintoy Harbour,
 Coleraine, Carrick a Rede, Dunluce Centre, Dunseverick Castle, The Glens of Antrim, numerous inland and coastal golf courses, Loughareema (the vanishing lake), and beaches from
 Portrush to Benone. Luxury ***** living any time of year. No smoking, no pets. Good house keeping deposit (refundable).

                                               Low                             Mid                                        High                                   Weekends ex bank holidays
                                               Oct-May                         June & Sept                                July & Aug                             Low            Mid
 Portree                                       £440                            £550                                       £600                                   £240           £260
 Portpleasant                                  £440                            £550                                       £600                                   £240           £260
 Corner Cottage                                £660                            £775                                       £840                                   £380           £400


 39 Barmouth Road, Castlerock, BT51 4XG
 Tel: (028) 7084 8698 Mobile: 07899 666155
 Email: pat@irelandaccommodation.co.uk
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 Strandview ****                                               3 Bayhead Apartments ***                                          Cranfield ***                                                       Glenorra ***
 Mrs L Jess                                                    Mrs L Ginty                                                       Mrs Alison Algeo                                                    Mrs J Archibald
 7 Bushfoot Drive, Portballintrae BT57 8YW                     Bayhead Road, Portballintrae                                      86 Ballaghmore Rd, Portballintrae BT57 4RL                          3 Bushfoot Avenue, Portballintrae BT57 8YY
 Tel: (028) 9268 3796 Mobile: 07811 293937                     Tel: 01507 343 512 Mobile: 07764 201 775                          Tel: (028) 2766 3147 Mobile: 07764 853100                           Tel: (028) 2073 1049
 House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £200-£400                        Email: bainfarm@aol.com                                           Email: thealgeos@btinternet.com                                     Email: stay@glenorra.co.uk
 Weekend Break (per unit) from £150-£175                       www.harbourview-giantscauseway.com                                Cottage (4 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £300-£425                            www.glenorra.co.uk
 Midweek Break (per unit) from £150-£175                       Apartment (2 bedrooms sleeps 4) £320-£420                                                                                             Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £300-£400
                                                                                                                                 Comfortable cottage with fitted modern kitchen, open
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Weekend Break (per unit) from £130
 Outstanding holiday home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,            Ist floor luxury apartment. Unrivalled views of Antrim            fire and central heating. 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Midweek Break (per unit) from £130
 balcony, modern fully equiped kitchen. All linens             Coast line and Portballintrae Harbour. One of only six            1 single. Large private garden and off street parking.
 provided. Magnificent uninterrupted views of Giant's          purpose built units, superb location. Lounge/dining               Sleeps maximun of 6. Situated in heart of village                   Comfortable fully equipped bungalow situated in a
 Causeway, Runkerry Strand and Bushfoot Golf Club.             area/kitchen, overlooking the sea. Furnished in                   close to beach.                                                     quiet location within walking distance of beach, tennis
 Outdoor seating area and ample parking. Golf, fishing,        a contemporary design. TV, DVD, washer dryer,                                                                                         court, play area and golf course. Convenient to Giant’s
 beaches and restaurants nearby.                               microwave, central heating. Short breaks available                                                                                    Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Glens of Antrim.
                                                               low season


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                                                                                                                                                                                  Best Western Magherabuoy House Hotel ***
                                                                                                                                                                                  41 Magheraboy Road, Portrush, BT56 8NX
                                                                                                                                                                                  Tel: (028) 7082 3507 Fax: (028) 7082 4687
                                                                                                                                                                                  Email: reservations@magherabuoy.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                  www.magherabuoy.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                  s£50-£57.50 d£40-£47.50 pps. Rooms 55, all ensuite
 No 20 Lissanduff Park ***                                     Whitehill                                                                                                          Open all year
 Mrs A Nelson                                                  Mrs J O'Kane                                                                                                       Restored 19th Century Country House and modern, comfortable,
 20 Lissanduff Pk, Portballintrae BT57 8RY                     96 Gortgole Rd, Portglenone BT44 8AN
 Tel: (028) 4461 3415 Mobile: 07771 886482                     Tel: (028) 2582 2124 Mobile: 07743 264856                                                                          smoke free hotel set on a hilltop overlooking Portrush and the
 Email: tom_anella@hotmail.com                                 s£20 d£20 pps. Rooms 2, ensuite 2                                                                                  Atlantic Ocean. Located just out of town, within a few miles of the
 Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £315-£385                                                                                                                                        Causeway Coast's main attractions, beaches and golf courses and
                                                               Whitehill is situated on a farm 1 mile from Portglenone.
 Detached 3 bedroom bungalow with OFCH. Sleeps                 5 golf courses within 7-10 miles, boating, fishing on                                                              ideal for when you want to escape the noise and bustle.
 6, suitable all year round. Garden, BBQ, parking. A           River Bann and forest walks. Guest room with TV.
 short walk to beach, restaurants, harbour, playground,                                                                                                                           Bistro, Restaurant, Sunday Carvery, private parking, gym, walled
 tennis courts. Near Dunluce Castle, Giant’s Causeway,                                                                                                                            garden with seating and children’s play area. Fully accessible and
 Bushmills Distillery. Ideal for touring the beautiful North                                                                                                                      child friendly hotel with 55 large, luxury, en-suite bedrooms all with
 Coast and Glens of Antrim. No smoking. No pets.                                                                                                                                  LCD TV, Broadband, and modern, fully tiled bathrooms. Laptop
                                                                                                                                                                                  users can make use of wireless internet in public areas (FOC).


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                                                             Ramada Portrush ***
                                                             Mary O'Neill
                                                             73 Main St, Portrush BT56 8BN
                                                             Tel: (028) 7082 6100 Fax: (028) 7082 6160
                                                             Email: info@ramadaportrush.com
                                                             www.ramadaportrush.com
                                                             s£59-£130 d£30-£65 pps. Rooms 69, ensuite 69                              Royal Court Hotel ***                                      Aaranmore Lodge **
                                                             Weekend Break (pps) from £89                                              233 Ballybogey Rd, Portrush BT56 8NF                       J & F Duggan
                                                             Midweek Break (pps) from £80                                              Tel: (028) 7082 2236 Fax: (028) 7082 3176                  14 Coleraine Rd, Portrush BT56 8EA
                                                                                                                                       Email: royalcourthotel@aol.com                             Tel & fax: (028) 7082 4640
                                                             The award-winning Ramada Portrush, Hotel of the                           www.royalcourthotel.co.uk                                  Email: aaranmore@talk21.com
                                                                                                                                       s£55-£75 d£40-£60 pps. Rooms 18, ensuite 18                www.aaranmorelodge.com
                                                             Year 2004/5 (Northern Ireland Tourism Awards),                            Weekend Break (pps) from £89                               d£25 pps. Rooms 5, ensuite 5
                                                             overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is situated in the                       Midweek Break (pps) from £138
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aaranmore Lodge, Portrush, offers superior
                                                             centre of Portrush. Ideal base for sightseeing at                         The hotel occupies one of the best positions on            accommodation in its spacious refurbished guest
                                                             the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery or the                         Northern Ireland’s most famous coastline and is            rooms. Situated on the A29 from Coleraine, close
                                                             Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Excellent golf courses                        situated overlooking the harbour town of Portrush and      to the A2, it offers off-street parking and is the ideal
                                                             nearby, Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock,                          its famous Royal Portrush Golf Club.                       choice for exploring the renowned Causeway Coast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just minutes from Royal Portrush Golf Course, and
                                                             Ballycastle and Galgorm Castle. Ideal for small                                                                                      with seven superb courses close by, Aaranmore attracts
                                                             weddings/functions and excellent conference                                                                                          a world-wide golfing clientele. Pubs, restaurants and
                                                             facilities.                                                                                                                          entertainment within walking distance. Internet facilities.
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                                                                                                                                The Adelphi, Portrush
                                                                                                                                Mark & Amanda Homes (Proprietors)
                                                                                                                                67-71 Main St, Portrush BT56 8BN
                                                                                                                                Tel: (028) 7082 5544
                                                                                                                                Email: stay@adelphiportrush.com
                                                                                                                                www.adelphiportrush.com
                                                                                                                                s£80 per room d£100 per room. Rooms 29, ensuite 29
Beulah Guesthouse ** AA***                                                                                                      Executives/Honeymoon Suite £130 (per room)                        Anvershiel House
Rachel Anderson                                                                                                                                                                                   Erna Bow
16 Causeway St, Portrush BT56 8AB                                                                                               Family Room or Accessible Room £100 (per room)                    16 Coleraine Rd, Portrush BT56 8EA
Tel: (028) 7082 2413                                                                                                            Prices are based on two sharing.                                  Tel: (028) 7082 3861 Fax: (028) 7082 2639
Email: stay@beulahguesthouse.com                                                                                                                                                                  Email: enquiries@anvershiel.co.uk
www.beulahguesthouse.com
                                                                                                                                Opened June 2007, Adelphi, Portrush offers                        www.anvershiel.co.uk
s£35-£55 d£27.50-£30 pps. Rooms 10, ensuite 9                                                                                   unmatched luxury accommodation in a very central                  s£30-£37.50 d£25-£32.50 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
Open all year ex Christmas                                                                                                      location. Operating like a boutique style hotel, it
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Family-run B&B with spacious ensuite rooms,
Refurbished AA 3 stars guest house offering excellent
                                                                                                                                boasts unique facilities such as the on-site health suite         equipped with WiFi. Ideally situated for all events
breakfast, service and accommodation. Minutes from                                                                              where you can relax and recuperate after exploring the            in the Causeway Coast area. Clean, friendly, quality
rail/bus, churches, superb restaurants. Ideal base for                                                                          Causeway Coast. All bedrooms are ensuite, tastefully              accommodation assured with private off-street car
Royal Portrush Golf Course, 7 other courses nearby                                                                              furnished and spacious as well as being individual in             parking. Royal Portrush Golf Club less than 1 mile.
and the Causeway Coastal Route. Located beside the                                                                              character. With a full a-la-carte menu available, the
East Strand beach. Private secure parking.                                                                                      Adelphi Bistro caters for families, couples, tourists,
                                                                                                                                business and conference groups.
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Avarest Town House                                                  Hillrise                                                           Maddybenny Country House                                   Mill House B&B
Dawn & Sydney Pollock                                               Dianne Moore                                                       Karen White                                                Patricia Nevin
64 Mark St, Portrush BT56 8BU                                       24 Dhu Varren, Portrush BT56 8EN                                   18 Maddybenny Farm, Loguestown Road                        27 Mill Square, Ballybogey, Ballymoney BT53 6QP
Tel & Fax: (028) 7082 3121                                          Tel: (028) 7082 2450                                               Portrush/Coleraine BT52 2PT                                Tel: (028) 2074 1985 Mobile: 07917 890 092
Email: relax@avarest.com                                            Email: dianne@hillriseportrush.co.uk                               Tel: (028) 7082 3394 Fax: (028) 7082 2177                  Email: patricianevin@hotmail.co.uk
www.avarest.com                                                     www.hillrise-portrush.com                                          Mobile: 07714 247560                                       s£35 d£25 pps. Rooms 1, ensuite 1
s£50-£55 d£30-£35 pps. Rooms 8, ensuite 8                           s£34-£55 d£30-£32.50 pps. Rooms 6, ensuite 6                       Email: beds@maddybenny.com                                 Open April to September
                                                                    Open Feb-Nov                                                       www.maddybenny.com
Avarest is a large Victorian townhouse providing                                                                                                                                                  Ensuite room comes fully equipped with television and
                                                                                                                                       s£27.50-£45 d£27.50-£32.50 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
comfortable rooms with a homely atmosphere.                         Award-winning B&B. Family home, offering excellent                                                                            tea making facilities. We offer a pleasant dining room
                                                                                                                                       Open all year ex Christmas
Excellently appointed rooms. Perfect base for touring               service and accommodation overlooking West Bay                                                                                with a comfortable seating area for reading of morning
Causeway Coast.                                                     and Harbour. Pleasant garden. 1 minute from beach,                 Award-winning country house. 2 miles Portrush. Near        papers and magazines provided. Extensive breakfast
                                                                    convenient to all local amenities including golf courses,          golf, beaches and Causeway Coast. Featured on many TV      menu. German is fluently spoken.
                                                                    Giant’s Causeway and fishing. Within walking distance              programmes including ‘Gourmet Ireland’ (Paul Rankin).
                                                                    of restaurants. Motorcycles welcome, BSL Stage One.                Own riding centre. Many child friendly animals. Open all
                                                                                                                                       year ex Christmas.

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Oakdene                                                             Padora House                                                       Prospect House                                             Ramona
Ivan Cunningham                                                     Karl & Yvette Fielding                                             Mrs Alva Wilson                                            Robert and Jennifer McKibbin
6 Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush BT56 8AY                             50 Eglinton St, Portrush BT56 8DY                                  20 Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush BT56 8AY                   8 Ramore Avenue, Portrush BT56 8BB
Tel & fax: (028) 7082 4629                                          Tel: (028) 7082 3419 Mobile: 07966 674 303                         Tel: (028) 7082 2299                                       Tel: (028) 7082 4734
Email: oakdene6@hotmail.com                                         Email: kfielding@btconnect.com                                     s£25-£27 d£26.50-£28 pps. Rooms 10, ensuite 9              Email: jennifer.mckibbin@amserve.com
www.oakdeneguesthouse.co.uk                                         s£25 d£22.50 pps. Rooms 8, ensuite 2                               Open all year ex Christmas                                 www.ramonalodge.com
s£30 d£25 pps. Family rooms from £55                                Open all year including Christmas                                                                                             From £25 pps. Rooms 10, ensuite 8
                                                                                                                                       In quiet residential location with panoramic view of
Enquire for special offers                                          Midweek Break (pps) from £18
                                                                                                                                       Causeway Coast. Friendly family atmosphere, offering       Ramona has a seaside location overlooking bowling
Rooms 17, ensuite 8
                                                                    We are a family run bed and breakfast who like our                 every home comfort with excellent cuisine. Open all        greens and children's play park. A quiet location, a few
Traditional large guest house with easy parking, sea                guests to feel at home. 3 mins from beach and town                 year ex Christmas.                                         minutes walk from all restaurants at the harbour. All
views, free internet and close to town centre. Families             centre. Close to Giant's Causeway and Glens of Antrim.                                                                        double/twin rooms are ensuite, with TV and hospitality
and large groups welcome. Royal Portrush Golf Course                Bus services right outside. Rail 5 mins walk. Evening                                                                         trays - large guest lounge.
is 5 mins away, the Giant's Causeway is a short drive.              meals available.



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 Links Penthouse *****                                      Montana House *****                                                    Strathroy Mews *****/****                                 Maddybenny Mews Holiday Cottages *****/****
 Mrs Y Orr                                                  Kim Montgomery                                                         Mrs B Hill                                                Karen White
 Apt 18 The Links, Bushmills Rd, Portrush BT56 8SX          11 West Strand Avenue, Portrush                                        1 Ballywillan Rd, Portrush BT56 8JL                       18 Maddybenny Farm, Loguestown Rd,
 Tel: (028) 7035 5842 Mobile: 07711 432405                  Mobile: 07812 011 804                                                  Tel & fax: (028) 2588 0408 Mobile: 07748 986305           Portrush/Coleraine BT52 2PT
 Email: robin@claragh.fsnet.co.uk                           Email: kim@montanahouse.co.uk                                          Email: hill_ba@hotmail.com                                Tel: (028) 7082 3394 Fax: (028) 7082 2177
 Apartment (4 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £390-£445                 www.montanahouse.co.uk                                                 2 units (sleeps 5) 2 units (sleeps 6) £275-£525           Mobile: 07714 247560 Email: cottages@maddybenny.com
                                                            House (5 bedrooms, sleeps 10) £450-£550                                                                                          www.maddybenny.com
 Luxury 5-star top floor apartment with superb views                                                                               These four luxury properties situated on the corner of
                                                            A beautiful luxurious townhouse with back garden and private                                                                     7 cottages (sleeps 5-9) £280-£600
 over Royal Portrush golf course and beach. 4 bedrooms                                                                             Ballywillan Road are furnished and equipped to a high
                                                            parking space to front, in a children friendly location. Situated                                                                Weekend Break (per unit) from £170-£200
 (1 ensuite) balcony, bathroom. Central heating. phone.                                                                            standard. Within a 5 minute walk of the famous Royal
                                                            just 100 yards from West Strand Beach. 10 mins walk along                                                                        Midweek Break (per unit) from £230-£320
 TV/DVD. Fully equipped kitchen, bed linens and towels                                                                             Portrush Golf Club and beach. Private parking, garden
 supplied. Private parking. Restaurants and shops           the promenade to Portrush town centre, Barry’s Amusements,             and patio with furniture. All bedrooms H&C. OFCH and      The comfortable houses with matching furnishings are
 500 metres.                                                Water World and Harbour restaurants. 2 mins walk to Dhu-               bed linen included. Non smoking. No pets.                 fully equipped. Spacious open plan kitchen and living
                                                            Varren train station halt. Ideally situated to explore the beautiful                                                             room with quality equipment. Colour TV, video, washing
                                                            North Antrim Coast with local attractions such as Dunluce                                                                        drying machine, fridge, electric cooker, microwave,
                                                            Castle, Old Bushmills Distillery and Giant’s Causeway.
                                                                                                                                                                                             gas central heating. Patio with garden furniture. BHS
                                                                                                                                                                                             approved riding centre. + B&B. Child friendly
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 Mount Davys House ****                                     Seaview Mews ****                                                      West Strand Apartments ****/***                           Bellemont Cottages ***
 Mrs B Hill                                                 Ruth Mawhinney                                                         Barbara Hill                                              Mr G Auld
 42 Eglinton St, Portrush BT56 8DY                          11 Ballyreagh Mews, Portrush BT56 8QE                                  26 Dhu Varren, Portrush BT56 8EN                          8 Islandtasserty Rd, Portrush BT52 2PN
 Tel & fax: (028) 2588 0408                                 Tel: 07712 822731 Fax: 9446 9163                                       Tel & fax: (028) 2588 0408                                Tel: (028) 7082 3872
 Mobile: 07748 986305                                       House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7) £300-£425                                 Mobile: 07748 986 305                                     2 cottages (sleeps 3-6)
 Email: hill_ba@hotmail.com                                                                                                        Email: hill_ba@hotmail.com                                Phone for prices
                                                            4-star luxury holiday home ideally situated on North
 House (4 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £325-£500                                                                                            1 unit (sleeps 3-4) 1 unit (sleeps 6) £230-£450
                                                            Coast road between Portrush and Portstewart with sea                                                                             Two country cottages situated 2 miles from Portrush
 Modernised town house on the fringe of Portrush,           views. Golf course and restaurants nearby. All mod                     Family apartments, only a 2 mins walk from the West       and Portstewart and 10 miles from Causeway.
 within 5 min walk of the West Strand Beach and town        cons. Secure garden with patio area, off-road parking.                 Strand beach. Some bedrooms with sea views. Superb        Attractively furnished and fully carpeted. Oil fired
 centre. Spacious lounge overlooking the Dunluce            Convenient to beaches and all Causeway attractions.                    golf, fishing and walking nearby. Fully equipped open     central heating, fully equipped kitchen, with colour TV
 Centre children’s play area. All bedrooms H&C. OFCH        No smoking, no pets.                                                   plan kitchen and living room. All bedrooms H&C.           and bed linen supplied. Large garden with parking.
 and linen included. Non smokers. No pets.                                                                                         OFCH and bed linen included. Non smoking. No pets.




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 9 Dhu Varren Park ***                                      The Cottage ***                                                        West Bay Apartments ***                                   Anchorage Inn ***
 Gail Redmond                                               Mrs Anna Rankin                                                        Mr & Mrs J Burrell                                        Mr Ian Madden
 9 Dhu Varren Park, Portrush BT56 8EL                       184 Ballybogey Road, Bushmills, BT57 8UQ                               4 Dhu Varren Park, Portrush BT56 8EL                      87-89 The Promenade, Portstewart BT55 7AG
 Tel: (028) 9269 3058 Mobile: 07833 625469                  Tel: (028) 2073 2295 Mobile: 07967 910 979                             Tel: (028) 8952 1413 Mobile: 07760 204978                 Tel: (028) 7083 2003 Fax: (028) 7083 4508
 www.dhuvarren.com                                          Cottage (sleeps 4) £350-£375                                           Email: burrellcranlodge@talk21.com                        Email: info@theanchorbar.co.uk
 3 apartments (sleeps 6 each), £195-£400                    Open all year ex Christmas                                             www.westbayportrush.com                                   www.theanchorbar.co.uk
 Open all year                                                                                                                     3 apartments (each sleeps 4-7) £320-£415                  s£45-£60 d£37.50-£45 pps
                                                            Situated on Ballymoney-Portrush Road. Cosy little
                                                                                                                                   Daily rates on request                                    Rooms 20, ensuite 20
 Modern spacious 3 bedroom apartments. Excellent            cottage for peaceful and relaxing holiday within radius
 family accommodation - close to beach and town             of 4-6 miles from Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle                     Large self-contained fully modernised apartments          Pleasantly situated within easy access to Portstewart’s
 centre.                                                    and Bushmills Distillery.                                              overlooking West Bay, Strand, Ramore Head and             picturesque promenade and all the town's amenities,
                                                                                                                                   Harbour. Beach 80m. Rail Halt 25m. Golf, fishing,         the Anchorage Inn offers great hospitality and is the
                                                                                                                                   Ulster Way, shoreline walk nearby. Front lawn. Rear       perfect base from which to explore the beautiful North
                                                                                                                                   enclosed patio. Close to town. Excellent base for         Coast and its famous attractions.
                                                                                                                                   exploring North Coast and Donegal.


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 Cromore Halt Licensed Guest Inn ***                        Annamoe                                                                Ard Na Tra                                                Breezemount B&B
 158 Station Rd, Portstewart BT55 7PU                       Mary McWilliams                                                        Mrs E Brolly                                              Mrs Anne McKay
 Tel: (028) 7083 6888 Fax: (028) 7083 1910                  40 Burnside Rd, Portstewart BT55 7LB                                   9 Seaview Drive North, Portstewart BT55 7JY               26 Portrush Rd, Portstewart BT55 7DD
 Restaurant Tel: (028) 7083 1919                            Tel: (028) 7083 6306                                                   Tel & fax: (028) 7083 2768                                Tel: (028) 7083 4724
 Email: info@cromore.com                                    Mobile: 07733 395879                                                   Email: ardnatra@lineone.net                               s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
 www.cromore.com                                            Email: annamo@tiscali.co.uk                                            http://website.lineone.net/~ardnatra/                     Open Jan-Nov
 Rooms 12, ensuite 12                                       s£25-£35 d£30 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3                                  s£33-£40 d£22-£30 pps Rooms 3, ensuite 3
                                                                                                                                                                                             Situated on an elevated site on the Coast Road.
 Phone for prices                                                                                                                  Open March-October
                                                            Situated close to beach and golf club. Quiet ensuite                                                                             Complimentary tea on arrival. Home-baking a
 Cromore Halt is a family owned guest inn providing         rooms with TV. Tea/coffee provided and private parking.                Family home situated in a quiet cul-de-sac off Strand     speciality. Excellent views from guest lounge. Friendly
 comfortable and quality accommodation. Our fully           A warm welcome for all.                                                Road with magnificent seaviews from first floor rooms.    atmosphere. Private parking. Close to all amenities.
 licensed restaurant and bistro are well renowned for the                                                                          Close to promenade, beach and beautiful cliff walks.      Open January-November.
 excellence of both cuisine and service. Open all year                                                                             1 ground floor room with level access. External access
 ex Christmas.                                                                                                                     via ramp. All rooms have colour TVs, hairdryers, clock
                                                                                                                                   radio and tea and coffee making facilities. Private car
                                                                                                                                   parking available. Open March-October.

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Carnalbanagh House                                           Chez-nous                                                    Cul-Erg House                                               Strandeen
Mrs Irene Moore                                              Mr & Mrs Nicholl                                             Mrs J Maguire                                               Debbie Blaney
192 Coleraine Rd, Portstewart BT55 7PL                       1 Victoria Terrace, Portstewart BT55 7BA                     9 Hillside (Atlantic Circle), Portstewart BT55 7AZ          63 Strand Rd, Portstewart BT55 7LU
Tel: (028) 7083 6294                                         Tel: (028) 7083 2608 Mobile: 07900 867983                    Tel: (028) 7083 6610                                        Tel: (028) 7083 3159 Mobile: 07791 190964
Email: info@carnalbanaghhouse.wanadoo.co.uk                  Email: cheznous1bb@aol.com                                   Email: culerg@btopenworld.com                               Email: strandeen@btinternet.com
www.carnalbanaghhouse.com                                    www.chez-nousbb.co.uk                                        www.culerg.co.uk                                            www.strandeen.co.uk
s£40 d£25 pps. Rooms 7, ensuite 6                            s£25 d£25 pps. Rooms 3                                       s£25-£35 t/d£25-£35 pps. Rooms 10, ensuite 10               d£27.50-£30 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 3
                                                             Open all year ex Christmas                                                                                               Open all year round
Quiet country-side B&B surrounded by rich pastures                                                                        A modern, family-run accommodation, furnished
                                                             Midweek Break - stay any 2 nights get 3rd free.
situated on main Coleraine to Portstewart road (A2).                                                                      to a high standard. Situated 2 minutes walk from            Upmarket accommodation centrally located to beach,
Convenient to the University of Ulster. Panoranic views      Small family run home, close to all amenities. Ideally       promenade. A warm, friendly atmosphere is guaranteed.       promenade, restaurants and all sporting facilities.
of the River Bann valley and Donegal mountains. Many         situated for visiting the North Coast, Giant’s Causeway,     Ground floor available. Internet access. Private parking.   Specialise in golfing groups (overlooking Portstewart
of our guests enjoy the views and family hospitality.        Bushmills Distillery, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and         Close to all tourist attractions. Ground floor ensuite      Club and 10 mins drive to Royal Portrush). Ensuite
                                                             excellent golfing nearby. On bus routes, overlooking         available.                                                  rooms with spectactular sea views.
                                                             the Atlantic Ocean. Town centre location. All rooms
                                                             with TV, tea/coffee making facilities. Home cooking.
                                                             Quiet location.
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Wanderin’ Heights                                            Oakdale Lodge *****                                          Tara Cottage *****                                          Ard Na Mara****
Mrs E Robinson                                               Mrs H Barr                                                   Mrs R Patterson                                             Eileen Brolly
12 High Rd, Portstewart BT55 7BG                             6 Garrylaban Court, Lissadell Ave, Portstewart BT55 7FN      4 Garrylaban Court, Portstewart BT55 7FN                    14 Seaview Drive-North, Portstewart BT55 7JY
Tel: (028) 7083 3250                                         Tel: (028) 2564 3434 Mobile: 07889 466990                    Tel: (028) 2564 0278 Mobile: 07719 582172                   Tel/Fax: (028) 7083 2768
Email: info@wanderinheights.com                              Email: heather@oakdalelodge.co.uk                            Email: taracottage@tiscali.co.uk                            Mobile: 07742 057 939
www.wanderinheights.com                                      www.oakdalelodge.co.uk                                       www.taracottage.info                                        Email: ardnatra@lineone.net
£20-£30 pps. Rooms 6, ensuite 5                              Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £350-£450                    Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £295-£450                   http://website.lineone.net/~ardnatra/
                                                                                                                                                                                      House (4 bedrooms, sleeps 8) £380-£495
Family home offering excellent service and facilities.       Luxury 3 bedroom bungalow situated close to some of          Tara Cottage is a luxury bungalow finished to the
Close to promenade, restaurants, golf courses etc. 20        the most beautiful scenery on Ireland’s famous North         highest standards in scenic Portstewart. Private location   Split level 4 bedroom house situated in a quiet cul-de-
minutes to Giant’s Causeway. Rooms with seaviews.            Coast. All rooms are tastefully decorated with pine          with lovely countryside views. Three bedrooms and           sac off Strand Road with magnificent sea views. Ground
Warm welcome awaits all. Garage available for                floors/carpet, furniture and appliances, incl Sky Digital.   two bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry           floor bedroom and toilet facilities. Fully equipped ideal
bicycles and motorcycles. Use of email and internet on       Very pretty gardens which surround the property, help        facilities. Widescreen tv/ Sky package, patio, gas BBQ,     family holiday. Bed linen provided (not towels). Electricity
premises. Credit cards accepted.                             make Oakdale Lodge unique holiday accommodation.             make the cottage perfect to enjoy the Causeway Coast        and oil allowance. Located within walking distance of
                                                                                                                          at your own pace.                                           all amenities. Ideal base for visiting Causeway Coast.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Strictly no smoking/no pets and no youth groups.

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7 Atlantic Bay ****                                          Cappagh House ****                                           Fairfield Cottage ****                                      Grange House ****
David & Christine McIvor                                     Mrs Jane Steen                                               Eric Houston, 46 Fairfield Road, Portstewart BT55 7HX       Mr & Mrs P Tunney
7 Atlantic Bay, Portmore Rd, Portstewart BT55 7GF            8 Cappagh Grove, Portstewart BT55 7SU                        Tel: (028) 9028 4729 Mobile: 07813 966161                   22 Old Mill Grange, Portstewart BT55 7GD
Tel: (028) 9064 1404 Mobile: 07850 417288                    Tel: (028) 7083 6173                                         Email: info@fairfieldcottage.co.uk                          Tel: (028) 2954 1219
Email: dheatherbank@aol.com                                  Email: peterjanesteen@aol.com                                www.fairfieldcottage.co.uk                                  Email: grangehouseportstewart@yahoo.com
Apartment (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £300-£400                   Cottage (5 bedrooms, sleeps 7) £425-£450                     Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5) £380-£450                    House (sleeps 5) £280-£400
Weekend Break (per unit) from £180 (2 nights)                Open all year                                                Weekend Breaks Available
                                                                                                                                                                                      Luxury 3 bedroomed house close to all amenities.
Weekend Break (per unit) from £200 (3 nights)
                                                             Modern 5 bedroom chalet bungalow (one ensuite),              Set in a quiet cul-de-sac location less than a mile from    Fully equipped with home from home in mind. Just
Midweek Break (per unit) from £200 (4 nights)
                                                             lounge, dining room. Furnished to a high standard.           Portstewart Strand and the Promenade this modern            pack your bag and kids and enjoy a break in a tranquil
Situated just 30ft from the sea and enjoying panoramic       Enclosed rear gardens. Convenient to Royal Portrush          cottage style house is perfectly situated to enjoy the      location. Brochure available.
uninterrupted views of Donegal, Scotland and                 and Portstewart Golf Courses, local beach, Promenade,        many sights and attractions of the Causeway Coast.
overlooking coastal golf clubs and onward to Portrush,       shops and restaurants.                                       The house is beautifully decorated and furnished and
this second floor 2-bedroom apartment is furnished to                                                                     all bedrooms have solid pine furniture. There is a
a high standard with ensuite and private parking. Only 2                                                                  large granite kitchen with traditional Belfast sink and a
mins walk from promenade. Linen and towels included.                                                                      sunny enclosed garden with patio furniture and bbq for
                                                                                                                          seasonal outside dining.
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6 Millstone Court ****                                       6a Old Mill Grange ****                                      9 Portmore Court ****                                       Rosevale ****
Mr E.L. Gillespie                                            Mr & Mrs Houston                                             George Henderson                                            Mrs Ann Barnes
6 Millstone Court, Portstewart BT55 6GT                      6a Old Mill Grange, Portstewart BT55 7GD                     9 Portmore Court, Portmore Rd, Portstewart BT55 7BE         33 Station Rd, Portstewart BT55 7HH
Tel: (028) 9039 7732 Mobile: 07711 233236                    Tel & fax: (028) 9081 3259                                   Tel: (028) 7083 6340                                        Tel & fax: (028) 8676 2802
Email: lindsay.gillespie@hotmail.co.uk                       Email: jane@jhouston.fsbusiness.co.uk                        Email: ajeanhenderson@yahoo.co.uk                           Email: enquiries@rosevale.co.uk
House (5 bedrooms, sleeps 9) £350-£495                       House (4 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £300-£390                       Apartment (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) £375                       www.rosevale.co.uk
Open June-Sept                                               Open June-Sept                                                                                                           Chalet (4 bedrooms, sleeps 5-7) £325-£425
                                                                                                                          Luxury modern ground floor apartment (2 double
Luxury 5 bedroom house. Bathroom and ensuite and             Well equipped mid-terraced town house built in 1999.         rooms) with balcony overlooking Atlantic Ocean.             Beautiful chalet bungalow situated in a quiet but central
WC. Convenient to golf courses and several good              Comprising kitchen, lounge, 4 bedrooms (1 ensuite).          Private parking and garage available. 5 mins walk from      residential area of scenic Portstewart. Fully equipped
restaurants. OFCH, dishwasher, freezer, microwave,           Small garden to rear, off street parking. Price includes     promenade. Central for sightseeing and golf courses -       for all your needs - a real 'home from home'. Ideal for
laundry facilities. Price includes all bed linen, heat and   OFCH, electric, linen, washing machine and TV.               Portstewart ‘the Old Course’ is next door. Adults only,     families and older persons. Strictly no smoking or pets.
electricity. Non smoking.                                                                                                 preferably married or couples. Sorry no pets. Brochure
                                                                                                                          available. Open all year.



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             PORTSTEWART                                                  PORTSTEWART                                                 PORTSTEWART                                               PORTSTEWART
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 Tranquillity ****                                             Burnside Mews Holiday Homes ***                             No 3 and 5 Old Coach Road ***                             20 Strandview Avenue ***
 Ms D Chambers                                                 Mr D Young                                                  Mrs M L Ballantine                                        Mr H McCormick
 4 Aghermore Close, Portstewart BT55 7QL                       20 Burnside Mews, Portstewart BT55 7BH                      3/5 Old Coach Road, Portstewart BT55 7BX                  20 Strandview Avenue, Portstewart BT55 7LL
 Tel: (028) 7963 4104                                          Tel & fax: (028) 9447 9822 Mobile: 07710 113097             Tel: (028) 7964 4207                                      Tel: (028) 9048 6699 Fax: (028) 9048 3399
 Email: dchambers@talktalk.net                                 House (5 bedrooms, sleeps 8-10) £450 per week               Fax: (028) 7964 4669                                      Email: lhl@dnet.co.uk
 Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 5-6) £325-£425                   Open June-Sept                                              Email: Roberta_jjbins@yahoo.co.uk                         www.luxuryholidaylets.co.uk
 Open June-Sept                                                                                                            2 Bungalows (unit 1: 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)                Bungalow (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) £230-£400
                                                               Luxury detached five bedroom house with conservatory.
                                                                                                                           (unit 2: 4 bedrooms, sleeps 7) from £300 per week         Open all year
 Luxury bungalow finished to highest standards. Ideally        Ground floor bedrooms and toilet facilities. Enclosed
                                                                                                                           except special events
 situated for visiting some of the most beautiful scenery      garden and patio to rear of house. Strand beach and                                                                   Modern semi detached bungalow. OFCH, double glazed
 on the Causeway Coast. Fully equipped for family              town centre within easy walking distance.                   Two bungalows side by side - 10 minutes walk from         with 3 bedrooms.
 holidays. Children welcome. Fully enclosed rear garden                                                                    promenade. Sea views, golfing and ideally suitable for
 with furniture. Convenient to beach and golf course.                                                                      touring North Coast.




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            RANDALSTOWN                                                   RANDALSTOWN                                                RANDALSTOWN                                                RANDALSTOWN
              ★★ GUEST HOUSE                                                BED & BREAKFAST                                          ★★★ SELF CATERING                                         ★★★ SELF CATERING




 Creeve House Country Guest Inn **                             Lurgan West Lodge                                           Arches House ***                                          Ballealy Cottage***
 Mrs Imelda Connolly                                           Mrs S McLaughlin                                            David Boyle                                               The Irish Landmark Trust
 115 Staffordstown Road, Randalstown                           15A Old Staffordstown Rd, Randalstown BT41 3LD              38-40 Main Street, Randalstown BT41 3AB                   Shane’s Castle Estate, Lough Neagh, Co Antrim
 Tel: (028) 9447 2547 Fax: (028) 9447 9494                     Tel & fax: (028) 9447 9691 Mobile: 07968 459199             Tel: (028) 9447 8471 Fax: (028) 9447 8188                 Tel: 00353 1 670 4733 Fax: 00353 1 670 4887
 Email: creevehouseinn@btconnect.com                           Email: lurganwestlodge@btinternet.com                       Email: info@randalstownarches.com                         Email: bookings@irishlandmark.com
 s£25-£30 d£20-£25 pps. Rooms 7, all ensuite                   lurganwestlodge.co.uk                                       www.randalstownarches.com                                 www.irishlandmark.com
 Open all year except 22nd Dec to 4th Jan                      s£30-£35 d£25-£27.50 pps. Rooms 3, ensuite 2                Apartments (2 units, sleep 5) £150-£250                   Cottage (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7) £364-£546
 This recently redeveloped spacious guest house is over        Modern town house, quarter mile from Randalstown,           Located in the picturesque village of Randalstown,        Ballealy Cottage is a 19th Century deerkeepers cottage
 200 years old. It is within walking distance of Lough         close to restaurants and pubs. 10 minutes to Airport.       Arches House is close to all amenities. Beautiful         on the Shane’s Castle Estate, beside Lough Neagh, Co
 Neagh and near the cycle path around the Lough. It is         20 minutes Belfast/Larne. Ideal touring location.           countryside is a short walk away, while main roads to     Antrim. Set in a fairytale appearance, Ballealy Cottage
 25 mins from Belfast, 15 mins from the International                                                                      Belfast, Antrim and Londonderry make for easy access      is surrounded by mature woodland and a meandering
 Airport and 30 mins from the George Best City Airport.                                                                    to all parts of Northern Ireland.                         stream. This charming property makes for a peaceful
                                                                                                                                                                                     getaway from the routine of everyday life. Local
                                                                                                                                                                                     attractions include: Antrim Round Tower, fishing on
                                                                                                                                                                                     Lough Neagh and Shane’s Castle Park. Open fire.

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           RATHLIN ISLAND                                                          TOOME                                   UPPERLANDS (NEAR KILREA)                                                 WHITEHEAD
              BED & BREAKFAST                                                     ★★ HOTEL                                          ★★★★ GUEST HOUSE                                          ★★★★ SELF CATERING




 Coolnagrock B&B                                               O'Neill Arms Hotel **                                       Ardtara Country House ****                                Blackhead Lightkeepers Houses 1 and 2 ****
 Margaret McQuilkin                                            Contact: Dermot McLarnon                                    Valerie Ferson                                            Irish Landmark Trust, Whitehead, Co Antrim
 Ballynoe, Rathlin Island, Ballycastle, BT54 6RT               20-22 Main Street, Toomebridge BT41 3TF                     8 Gorteade Road, Upperlands, Near Kilrea BT46 5SA         Tel: 00 353 1 670 4733 Fax: 00 353 1 670 4887
 Tel: (028) 2076 3983 Mobile: 07718 124662                     Tel: (028) 7965 0202 Fax: (028) 7965 0970                   Tel: (028) 7964 4490 Fax: (028) 7964 5080                 Email: bookings@irishlandmark.com
 s£30 d£25 pps. Rooms 3                                        Email: marketing@mclarnongroup.com                          Email: Valerie_ferson@ardtara.com                         www.irishlandmark.com
 Open Jan-Nov                                                  www.oneillarmshotel.com                                     www.ardtara.com                                           2 Lightkeepers Houses
                                                               s£65-£75 d from £90. Rooms 11, all ensuite                  Price on application. Rooms 9, ensuite 9                  (house 1 sleeps 5, house 2 sleeps 7) £497-£973
 Welcome to Coolnagrock B&B, situated on the east
 side of Rathlin Island, an area of exceptional natural        Nestled in the bustling village of Toomebridge, the         “Most Romantic Hotel of the Year” AA Award. Ardtara is    Blackhead Lightkeepers’ Houses are ideally situated on
 beauty with uninterrupted views of the Mull of Kintyre        O’Neill Arms Hotel is only a moment away from the           a charming 19th Century Country House with 9 ensuite      the North Shore of Belfast Lough. The panoramic views
 in Scotland. The B&B can accommodate 6 persons in             shores of Lough Neagh. Relax and unwind with a nice         bedrooms (deluxe kingsize beds) and the original          from these properties are stunning and fill visitors with
 two double rooms and one twin room. There is central          meal, or perhaps just a glass of wine in front of an open   fireplaces. Close to the Giant’s Causeway and coastal     pure delight and admiration. From the station guests
 heating throughout and a log fire in the guest sitting        fire. Food is served all day with dishes created from the   links courses, Blue Book listed Ardtara is regarded as    can climb down the cliff path and walk along the shore
 room. Birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists welcome. The         best of Irish produce.                                      one of the finest country houses in NI.                   to the seaside village of Whitehead. Local interest
 B&B is 15 mins walk from the harbour. Complimentary                                                                                                                                 Carrickfergus Castle, Glenariff Forest Park and the
 pick up to and from the ferry available. It is important to                                                                                                                         Gasworks Museum of Ireland.
 book the B&B and ferry in advance. Vegetarian diets.
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               CUSHENDALL                                                      BALLINTOY                                                  BUSHMILLS                                                CASTLEROCK
                         BARN                                                       HOSTEL                                                      HOSTEL                                                     HOSTEL




 Ballyeamon Barn                                               Sheep Island View                                           Mill Rest Youth Hostel (H.I.)                             The Downhill Hostel & Pottery
 Liz Weir                                                      Seamus/Josie                                                Ms Mary Cecil                                             William and McCall Gilfillan
 127 Ballyeamon Road, Cushendall, BT44 0QP                     42a Main Street, Ballintoy, BT54 6LX                        49 Main Street, Bushmills, BT57 8QA                       12 Mussenden Road, Coleraine, BT51 4RP
 Tel: (028) 2175 8451 / 2175 8699                              Tel: (028) 2076 9391 Fax: (028) 2076 9994                   Tel: (028) 2073 1222 Fax: (028) 2073 0493                 Tel: (028) 7084 9077
 Mobile: 07703 440558                                          Email: info@sheepislandview.com                             Email: millrest@hini.org.uk                               Email: info@downhillhostel.com
 Email: liz@taleteam.demon.co.uk                               www.sheepislandview.com                                     www.hini.org.uk                                           www.downhillhostel.com
 www.taleteam.demon.co.uk                                      Phone for prices. Rooms 16, ensuite 9                       From £15 ppn low. Rooms 19, ensuite 19                    from £10 pppn. Rooms 9, ensuite 2
 14 bunks, £10/€15 per person per night
                                                               Purpose built. Family run. Sea views. Ideal for             Modern purpose built hostel located in Bushmills just a   Stunningly situated in one of the best locations in
 Overlooking Glenariff Forest Park, the barn is ideally        exploring the North Coast. Can cater for the individual     stone's throw from the Giant's Causeway. All bedrooms     Northern Ireland. The hostel overlooks the Downhill
 situated as a starting point for trips along the Antrim       or for groups of up to 100.                                 are ensuite in a range of sizes with a mezzanine layout   Beach, below the Mussenden Temple. Not just for
 Coast. Perfect for walkers, cyclists, individual and                                                                      in family rooms. Sleeps over 70 people and has            youths, the hostel is perfect for the romantic or family
 group travellers in this magical and inspiring place.                                                                     conference room and garden.                               getaways! Art and craft classes available. Enquire
                                                                                                                                                                                     for details.



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           PORTSTEWART                                                RATHLIN ISLAND                                             WHITEPARK BAY                                                      BUSHMILLS
                      HOSTEL                                                      HOSTEL                                                     HOSTEL                                        ★★★★★ CARAVAN PARK




Rick’s Causeway Coast Hostel                                Soerneog View Hostel                                       Whitepark Bay Youth Hostel                                   Ballyness Caravan Park
Rick Reid                                                   John & Jennifer McCurdy                                    Gretta Scott Campbell                                        Olive Dunlop
4 Victoria Terrace, Portstewart, BT55 7BA                   Ouig, Rathlin Island, BT54 6RT                             157 Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, Ballycastle BT54 6NH          40 Castlecatt Road, Bushmills, BT57 8TN
Tel: (028) 7083 3789 Fax: (028) 7083 5314                   Tel & fax: (028) 2076 3954                                 Tel: (028) 2073 1745 Fax: (028) 2073 2034                    Tel: (028) 2073 2393
Email: rick@causewaycoasthostel.fsnet.co.uk                 Email: johnandjennifer@soerneogview.fsnet.co.uk            Email: whiteparkbay@hini.org.uk                              Fax: (028) 2073 2713
£10-£16. 8 Rooms, 3 ensuite                                 www.n-irelandholidays.co.uk/rathlin                        www.hini.org.uk                                              Email: info@ballynesscaravanpark.com
                                                            from £10. 3 Rooms                                          From £15 ppn low. 15 Rooms, 15 ensuite                       www.ballynesscaravanpark.com
Great value accommodation for families, couples,
                                                            Open April-September                                                                                                    48 touring/motor from £17
groups and individuals, 50 metres from sea. Cosy                                                                       Overlooking the beach this modern hostel has
                                                                                                                                                                                    Open March-Oct
sitting room with real fire, books, music, games, tv        Overlooking Mill Bay, ideally situated for exploring the   spectacular views and can sleep over 50 with all rooms
and video. Self-catering kitchen. Free tea and coffee.      island. 10 minutes walk from harbour. Pick up service      ensuite. The twin rooms have TV, tea/coffee facilities       Multi award winning environmental park on the
Breakfast, evening meal available.                          available from the ferry. Rooms all private with central   and hairdryer. Located off the coast road between            Causeway Coast. Fully serviced pitches, immaculate
                                                            heating. Cycle hire available.                             Bushmills and Ballintoy.                                     washrooms, free hot showers, bathroom, easy access
                                                                                                                                                                                    room and internet point. Located in a quiet, rural area
                                                                                                                                                                                    just 500m from Old Bushmills Distillery. Pre booking
                                                                                                                                                                                    recommended.

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Cushendall Caravan Park                                     Cushendun Caravan Park                                     Carnfunnock Caravan Park & Camp Site                         Benone Tourist Complex
Mr Archie McKeegan                                          Mrs Amanda McElroy                                         Drains Bay, Coast Road, Larne, BT40 2QG                      Miss Margaret Clark
62 Coast Road, Cushendall, Co Antrim                        14 Glendun Road, Cushendun, BT44 0PX                       Tel: (028) 2827 0541 or (028) 2826 0088                      53 Benone Avenue, Benone, BT49 0LQ
Tel: (028) 2177 1699 Fax: (028) 2076 2515                   Tel: (028) 2176 1254 Fax: (028) 2076 2515                  Email: carnfunnock@larne.gov.uk                              Tel: (028) 7775 0555 Fax: (028) 7775 0919
Email: cushendallcp@moyle-council.org                       Email: cushenduncp@moyle-council.org                       www.larne.gov.uk/carnfunnock                                 Email: benone.complex@limavady.gov.uk
www.moyle-council.org                                       www.moyle-council.org                                      28 touring/motor, 10 tents                                   www.limavady.gov.uk
20 touring, 20 motor, 20 tents, 64 static                   12 touring, 12 motor, 12 tents, 64 static                  Touring/motor £14-£16 (subject to change)                    100 touring, 5 tents
Touring/motor caravans £16.55-£18.10                        Touring/motor caravans £16.55-£18.10                       Tent from £7-£16 (subject to change)                         Open Easter - September
2-man tents £8.30, family tent £12.40                       2-man tents £8.30, family tent £12.40                      Please phone for prices and special offers
                                                                                                                                                                                    Modern touring caravan park located beside European
Seasonal lets (with electric) £705.44                       Seasonal lets (with electric) £705.44
                                                                                                                       Set in the idyllic surroundings of Carnfunnock Country       Blue Flag beach Benone. Facilities include outdoor
Open April-Sept                                             Open April-Sept
                                                                                                                       Park, facilities include a maze, walled garden, forest       heated pool (seasonal), tennis courts, play area, golf
Well maintained Local Authority Caravan Park,               Newly refurbished caravan park offering water and          walks, family fun zone with miniature railway, 18 hole       course and bowling green.
occupying a Coast site within 5 minutes walk of             16 amp electricity connections to all sites. Set in        mini golf, laser clay pidgeon shooting etc, gift centre,
Cushendall village centre and adjacent Cushendall           woodland, 5 minutes walk from village centre and           coffee shop, golf activities, children's activity centre
Boat Club.                                                  beach.                                                     with outdoor adventure playground, trampolines
                                                                                                                       and mini cars. All bays fully serviced. Pre-booking
                                                                                                                       recommended.
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        NEWTOWNABBEY                                                        PORTRUSH                                              PORTSTEWART                                                    BALLYMONEY
             ★ CARAVAN PARK                                           ★★★ CARAVAN PARK                                           ★★★ CARAVAN PARK                                   MARINA / ★★★★★ CARAVAN PARK




Jordanstown Caravan Park                                    Carrick Dhu Caravan Park                                   Juniper Hill Caravan Park                                    Drumaheglis Marina & Caravan Park
Newtownabbey Borough Council                                Mr John Gilmour                                            Mr E Evans                                                   The Warden
Jordanstown Loughshore Park, Whiteabbey, BT37               12 Ballyreagh Road, Portrush, BT56 8LS                     70 Ballyreagh Road, Portstewart, BT55 7PT                    36 Glenstall Road, Ballymoney, BT53 7QN
Tel: (028) 9034 0000 Fax: (028) 9034 0062                   Tel: (028) 7082 3712 Fax: (028) 7034 7239                  Tel: (028) 7083 2023 Fax: (028) 7034 7239                    Tel: (028) 2766 0280 or (028) 2766 0227
Email: info@newtownabbey.gov.uk                             45 touring, 20 tents, 414 static                           80 touring, 6 tents, 425 static                              Fax: (028) 2766 0222
www.newtownabbey.gov.uk                                     Phone for prices                                           Phone for prices                                             Email: helen.neill@ballymoney.gov.uk
6 touring/motor, caravans £9, electric hook-up £1.50        Open April-Oct                                             April-October                                                www.visitballymoney.com
Open all year                                                                                                                                                                       www.ballymoney.gov.uk
                                                            Caravan Park having 45 Touring Sites with electricity,     Situated on the main A2 Coast Road, one mile east of
                                                                                                                                                                                    55 touring £17, tents £12.50
Located 5 miles north of Belfast on the Shore Road          20 tent sites without electricity. Additional sites for    Portstewart, this site offers splendid views, modern
                                                                                                                                                                                    Open St. Patrick's weekend - Halloween.
(A2) convenient to ferry terminals, Belfast, Causeway       Motorhomes without electricity. Situated on North          facilities. Golf, fishing, boating and horse riding all
Coast and Glens. Electric hook up available, Nearby         Coast close to main resorts. Golf, fishing and boating     within a short distance.                                     Award winning park situated on a beautiful stretch
amenities include picnic areas, children’s play area.       within short distance.                                                                                                  of the Lower River Bann. Fully serviced sites, nature
Close to University of Ulster and bus routes to Belfast                                                                                                                             walk, play area, picnic and BBQ areas, table tennis,
and Antrim Coast. Pre-booking recommended.                                                                                                                                          volleyball. The complex also incorporates a boat park,
                                                                                                                                                                                    slipway and marina with overnight berthing facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                    catering for up to 32 boats.

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             BALLYCASTLE                                             CARRICKFERGUS                                                       GLENARM
                     MARINA                                                      MARINA                                                      MARINA




Ballycastle Marina                                          Carrickfergus Marina                                       Glenarm Harbour
John Morton                                                 3 Quayside, Carrickfergus BT38 8BJ                         The Harbourmaster
14 Bayview Road, Ballycastle, BT54 6BT                      Tel: (028) 9336 6666 Fax: (028) 9335 0505                  Tel & Fax: (028) 2884 1285
Tel: 028 2076 8525 Fax: 028 2076 2515
Mobile: 07803 505084
Email: ballycastlemarina@moyle-council.org
                                                            Email: marinarec@carrickfergus.org
                                                            www.carrickfergus.org
                                                                                                                       Mobile: 07703 606763
                                                                                                                       Email: glenarmmarina@larne.gov.uk
                                                                                                                       www.larne.gov.uk/glenarm
                                                                                                                                                                                    CAUSEWAY
www.moyle-council.org
Open all year
                                                            Carrickfergus Marina has earned the prestigious 5
                                                            Gold Anchor and European Blue Flag status as well
                                                            as designation as an RYA Sailability Centre. Exclusive
                                                                                                                       Glenarm Harbour offers forty fully serviced pontoon
                                                                                                                       berths within the village’s historical limestone harbour.
                                                                                                                                                                                    COASTAL ROUTE:
BLUE FLAG AWARD WINNING MARINA
Ballycastle’s superb 74-berth marina is situated on the
                                                            bertholder facilities include showers, sauna, laundry
                                                            service and bespoke Marine services.
                                                                                                                       The harbour is ideally situated within a day’s sail of the
                                                                                                                       Western Isles and Clyde. Visiting vessels welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                                    THE ESSENTIAL
spectacular North Antrim Coast. It offers excellent scope
for marine travel around Ireland and to Scotland.                                                                                                                                   IRISH JOURNEY
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                                                                                                                                                 11 Lodge Road, Coleraine
                                                                                                                                                 Co. Londonderry BT52 1LU Northern Ireland
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Regional Tourist Information Centres
Ballycastle                                               Ballymoney                                                 Coleraine                                                  Limavady
Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street                            1 Townhead Street                                          Railway Road                                               7 Connell Street
Ballycastle BT54 6QH                                      Ballymoney BT53 6BE                                        Coleraine BT52 1PE                                         Limavady BT49 0HA
T 028 2076 2024                                           T 028 2766 0230                                            T 028 7034 4723                                            T 028 7776 0307
F 028 2076 2515                                           F 028 2766 0222                                            F 028 7035 1756                                            F 028 7772 2010
E tourism@moyle-council.org                               E touristinfo@ballymoney.gov.uk                            E info@northcoastni.com                                    E tourism@limavady.gov.uk
www.moyle-council.org                                     www.visitballymoney.com                                    www.northcoastni.com                                       www.limavady.gov.uk

Ballymena                                                 Carrickfergus                                              Larne                                                      Newtownabbey
The Braid, Ballymena Town Hall Museum                     Museum and Civic Centre                                    Narrow Gauge Road                                          Development Services Department
and Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street                       Antrim Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG                      Larne BT40 1XB                                             Mossley Mill
Ballymena BT43 5EJ                                        T 028 9335 8049                                            T 028 2826 0088                                            Newtownabbey BT36 5QA
T 028 2565 7161                                           F 028 9335 0350                                            F 028 2826 0088                                            T 028 9034 0000
E tourist.information@ballymena.gov.uk                    E touristinfo@carrickfergus.org                            E larnetourism@btconnect.com                               F 028 9034 0062
www.ballymena.gov.uk                                      www.carrickfergus.org                                      www.larne.gov.uk                                           E efearon@newtownabbey.gov.uk
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Australia                                                 Nordic Region                                              Japan                                                      South Africa
Tourism Ireland                                           Denmark/Finland/Norway                                     Tourism Ireland                                            Tourism Ireland
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Sydney NSW 2000                                           Nyhavn 16, 3rd Floor                                       26-3, Sanei-cho, Shinjuku-ku                               Everite House, Level 7
T + 61 2 9299 6177                                        Copenhagen K, DK1051                                       Tokyo 160 0008                                             20 De Korte Street, PO Box 30615
E info@tourismireland.com.au                              T +45 3315 8045                                            T + 813 5367 6525                                          Gauteng, Braamfontein 2017
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Tourism Ireland                                           England                                                    Netherlands
Libellenweg 1, 1140 Vienna                                Tourism Ireland                                            Tourism Ireland                                            Spain
T +43 1 914 1351                                          103 Wigmore Street (walk in)                               Spuistraat 104, 1012 VA Amsterdam                          Tourism Ireland (Walk In)
E info.au@tourismireland.com                              London W1U 1QS                                             T + 31 20 504 0689                                         Paseo de la Castellana 46
www.tourismireland.com                                    T 0800 039 7000 (call centre)                              E info@ierland.nl                                          3a Planta, 28046 Madrid
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T +32 2 275 0171                                          Paris 75008                                                23 Customs Street East, PO Box 279                         Tourism Ireland
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Canada                                                                                                               www.discoverireland.co.nz                                  E info.ch@tourismireland.com
Tourism Ireland                                           Germany                                                                                                               www.tourismireland.com
2 Bloor St. West, Suite 3403                              Tourism Ireland                                            Portugal
Toronto M4W 3E2                                           Gutleustrasse 32                                           Tourism Ireland                                            USA
T 1800 223 6470                                           D-60329 Frankfurt Am Main                                  Ruada Imprensa a Estrela 1-4                               Tourism Ireland
E info.ca@tourismireland.com                              T + 49 69 668 00950 (call centre)                          1200-684 Lisboa                                            345 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
www.tourismireland.com                                    E info@entdeckeirland.de                                   T + 351 21 392 9440                                        New York NY 10154
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China                                                                                                                                                                           E info.us@tourismireland.com
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Suite 728 Shanghai Centre                                 Tourism Ireland                                            Tourism Ireland, James Miller House
1376 Nanjing Road West                                    Piazzale Cantore, 4 (walk in)                              7th Floor, 98 West George Street
Shanghai 200040                                           20123 Milano                                               Glasgow G2 1PJ
T +86 21 6279 8788                                        T +39 02 5817 7311                                         T +44 141 572 4030
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