Antrim is the most north easterly county in Ireland and is home to a vast amount of attractions and things to do. The Giants Causeway is the most famous attraction in the area, here you’ll find an unusual coastal feature that formed due to volcanic activity in Antrim over 60 million years ago. It got its name due to the tale that it was built by giants as a bridge to cross from Ireland to Scotland. The entire coastline provides beautiful rugged scenery matched only by the inland mountain ranges.
Off the coast lies Rathlin Island, another provider of scenic beauty and also one of the world’s top bird watching sites. Coupling these two features together is sure to give any visitor fantastic views during their time here. More tranquil experiences can be had inland in Broughshane, the garden village of Ulster, renowned the world over for the quality of its flowers and floral exhibits.
Accommodation in Antrim is plentiful and you’ll find a wide variety of B&BS and hotels scattered across the region. Bayview Hotel overlooks the bay at port Ballintree and provides some of the best views in the country, coupled with excellent service and facilities makes this one of the top hotels in the region. Bushmills Inn Hotel is one of the top luxury hotels in Antrim situated in an ideal location to explore the entirety of the county’s attractions. Ballygally Castle is a stunning 17th century castle which overlooks the Ballygally Bay providing uninterrupted views towards Scotland. Staying here allows you to relax and take in the beauty of their surrounding gardens and woodlands while also being located close by to many of the popular attractions in Antrim.