Places to visit

Antrim Town
 
 
Located on the High Street in Antrim town, Antrim Information Centre provides a Networked Tourist Information Centre with a souvenir/gift shop, information on Council Services and First-Stop-Shop for business information and signposting.

Very helpful and friendly staff will go out of their way to find the information you are looking for.


The Information Centre has lots of free leaflets
Antrim Information Centre is located at
16 High Street,Antrim, BT41 4AN
Tel: 028 9442 8331
e.mail:info@antrim.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
Ballymena
 
 
Lots more information at the main website - link is below.

Things to See & Do:
Attractions
Arthur Cottage
Our lady of Bethlehem Abbey
Churches
Ecos Centre
People's Park
Portglenone Marina
Slemish Mountain
Seven Towers Leisure Centre
The Ballymena Showgrounds

http://www.ballymena.gov.uk/tourism/
 

Ballykelly

 
Ballykelly lies three miles west of Limavady on the road to Londonderry. A small town, Ballykelly nevertheless commands attention for its pastoral scenery and notable historical landmarks including Tamlaghtfinlagan Parish Church, built by Earl Frederick Hervey, 18th Century Bishop of Derry and Presbyterian Church, Drummond Hotel and North West Independent Hospital, all built by the London Company of Fishmongers. Nearby Walworth wood hosts some of the native woods in Ulster and also provides picnic areas and jogging/walking trails. The village was host to many Allied Airmen as a base for the RAF during the Second World War.

http://www.limavady.gov.uk/visiting/towns-and-villages/ballykelly/
 

Ballycastle

 
Ballycastle is a small rural seaside town placed on the most north-easterly tip of county Antrim, Northern Ireland surrounded with breath-taking beauty and steeped in cultural history. Ballycastle is best known for the 'Ould Lammas Fair', probably the largest of its kind in Ireland with its 'dulse' and 'yellowman'.

http://www.ballycastle.free-online.co.uk/
 

Burnfoot

 
Situated on the B192 approximately 4 miles from Dungiven, Burnfoot is a small village flanked by the River Roe and includes a 3km family friendly riverside walk and picnic area with interpretation on flora and fauna. The ruins of Bovevagh can be visited nearby.

http://www.limavady.gov.uk/visiting/towns-and-villages/burnfoot/
 

Belfast George Best Airport

 
Belfast has 2 airports and both are approx. 1 hours drive from here:
  • Belfast International
  • George Best

Here's the link for George Best

http://www.belfastcityairport.com/home.asp

See also City of Derry Airport which is approx. 20 minutes from us.

 
 
Belfast has 2 airports and here is the link for the International one:
  • Belfast International
  • George Best

Both are approx. 1 hours drive from us.

http://www.belfastairport.com/en/

See also City of Derry Airport which is approx. a 20 minutes drive from us.
 

Belfast City

Belfast is the capital City in Northern Ireland and has a cosmopolitan culture. Like most major cities there is something for everyone here with just about everything on offer.

 
 

 

Stormont, Belfast

Set in beautiful park land NI's seat of Government is well worth a visit.

The open-top bus tour is excellent and will take you all over the City and the Guide's provide fantastic impartial coverage of the diverse history.

 
 
The 2 highest mountains in NI. Jessie's Cabin is at the base of Benbradagh and views from here are stunning.

The surrounding countryside here is classified as a place of outstanding natural beauty and we understand why.

http://www.limavady.gov.uk/visiting/attractions/15/
 

Benone - a favourite NI holiday resort

 
The beach at Benone is second to none and provides miles of golden sands. We like the way that to the left dog walking is allowed and also you are able to drive onto the beach with your vehicle.

http://www.limavady.gov.uk/visiting/benone-tourist-complex/

There is a holiday complex here which is also available for day trippers and there's a really good caravan park nearby.

Benone is approx. 20 minutes drive from here.
 

City of Derry Airport

 
This airport is situated to the north of NI as opposed to the Belfast airports being more southwards. You would have to check if certain airlines go into here although there are plans to extend the airport and take more routes from abroad. Alternatively you would be able to get an inland flight from Belfast.

http://www.cityofderryairport.com/

The City of Derry Airport is approx. 20 minutes from here.
 

City of Derry ( also referred to as Derry or Londonderry)

 
The City of Derry is to the north of NI what Belfast is to the south of NI; it is the largest main shopping area, cinemas and just about everything else. It's a fascinating multi-cultural City and well worth a visit.

http://www.visitnorthernireland.com/opencontent/default.asp?id=81&itemId=81&Section=Attractions
 

Coleraine

 
We really like Coleraine and this is where we would go if we were doing a lot of shopping as most of the major brand stores are to be found here. Many of the NI towns have their own individual charm and still have small family run shops, such as a bakery, local butcher and greengrocery. Coleraine has lots to offer and is excellent as a Tourist area.

http://www.colerainebc.gov.uk/show.php?id=79
 

Cycle NI

 
The link below is where to find the National Cycle networks here in NI.

http://www.cycleni.com/
 

Danny Boy Festival

 
The Danny Boy Festival has been developed by Limavady Borough Council in order to provide an opportunity to celebrate the town’s connection with Northern Ireland’s famous song “Danny Boy” through the colourful and cultural mix of music, sport, entertainment and displays of rural crafts and traditions.
Our aim is to have all roads leading to Limavady for what we hope will be a vibrant community festival. The overall festival theme has been selected as being a mix of all forms of music and the committee and community from Limavady have a warm welcome for all from around the world.
We’re providing fun for all the family and entertainment for all our international visitors. The festival will run from the 30th April 2009 to the 3rd May 2009. See the programme details page for all event information.
More information can be obtained Limavady Tourist Information. Telephone 028 777 60304/60307 for further information or e-mail tourism@limavady.gov.uk

http://www.limavady.gov.uk/visiting/danny-boy-festival/
 

Donegal and Ireland

 
Not far from where we are, approx. 20 minutes, is the Foyle Ferry which will take you over Lough Foyle and into County Donegal which is in the Irish Republic. It's a breathtaking day out and easily accessed from here.

http://www.discoverireland.com/gb/ireland-places-to-go/areas-and-cities/ireland-west/?WT.mc_id=gb_ga_2309_discovering_sligo&WT.srch=1
 

Dungiven Hurling Club

 
Hurling is a very popular Irish sport and is well supported around these parts. For further information click on the link below:

http://www.kevinlynchs.com/
 

Dungiven

 
The market town of Dungiven (meaning Given's Fort) lies nine miles south of Limavady near the foot of Benbradagh mountain. Originally the seat of the O'Cahan Clan, Dungiven Castle has been restored and is currently being refurbished and will provide a four star guest house and restaurant in the town. Dungiven Priory, overlooking a 200ft precipice on the River Roe, was founded in 1100AD and contains the tomb of Cooey-na-Gall, an ancient Chieftan of the O'Cahan clan. Dungiven Community Hall and Sports Pavilion provides local residents and tourist with excellent sporting and recreational facilities. On the direct route from Derry to Belfast, Dungiven provides visitors with a range of locally owned shops and brand name stores on its Main Street.
 

NI North Coast

 
We really are so fortunate here as we are surrounded by the most beautiful countyside and yet within a short distance we are able to enjoy a lovely drive along the NI North Coast road. The seaside towns are smallish, charming and quite old fashioned and are well worth a visit.

http://www.northcoastni.com/