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Antrim Weekend Break

The pretty town of Antrim is set in County Antrim, which is one of the most picturesque parts of Northern Ireland. Many people travel to the town to use it as a base while exploring the surrounding countryside and Antrim boasts an excellent range of amenities including accommodation options, shops and restaurants. Nature lovers are sure ti be in their element strolling along the long stretch of coastline that can be found close to the town, while a number of famous landmarks are just a short drive away.

Things to see and do in Antrim

Giant's Causeway – Antrim, Northern Ireland

People wearing backpacks walk on the geologically unique coastline at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, one of the region’s top tourist attractions. It is located near the town of Bushmills.

The famous and dramatic Giant’s Causeway juts out into the sea and was formed more than sixty million years ago by a volcanic eruption. Taking a trip a trip to the Giant’s Causeway is a great way to experience the rugged natural beauty of Northern Ireland and discover the myths and legends that surround it.

One of the best ways to experience the wild natural beauty of this part of Northern Ireland is to spend the day hiking through the Antrim Mountains. A number of pretty hiking trails can be found running around the mountain range and people who climb to the top of the mountains will be treated to stunning panoramic views of the area.

Antrim, Northern Ireland

Sunrise over Antrim.

Boasting a lush and rugged landscape, the Glens of Antrim is the perfect place to spend the day hiking through the countryside. There are several pretty hiking trails to be found here that lead the way to lonely natural attractions where visitors can pause to enjoy a picnic while soaking up the scenery, while the area also boasts a large number of different species of birds and other types of wildlife.

Visitors who make their way through the 19th century Barbican Gate will come to the picturesque Antrim Castle Gardens. This impressive ornamental garden dates back to the 17th century and is a great place to explore on a sunny day, while there are plenty of shady spots where visitors can sit and unwind in style.

Situated on the north-eastern edge of Antrim, the Round Tower was built in the 10th century and rises 28 metres above the town. This serves as an interesting example of Ireland’s monastic building style and visit=ors can explore the site to gain an insight into this traditional style.

Climate conditions

Like most of Northern Ireland, Antrim experiences cold winters and warm and sunny summers. The months of June, July and August tend to be the hottest and driest months of the year and this is a great time for visitors to explore Antrim and the surrounding countryside.