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Visiting Antrim

Lough Neagh         Island Warrior

County Antrim, situated in the north-east of Northern Ireland, has a huge range of visitor attractions and natural sights well worth a visit if your visiting the country. The Glens of Antrim offer isolated rugged landscapes, the Giant's Causeway is a unique landscape and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bushmills produces whiskey, and Portrush is a popular seaside resort and night-life area.

The hotel is ideally located for those wishing to experience Northern Ireland at its best. We are just 20 minutes away from Belfast City Centre and the home of Titanic and only 35 minutes along the Causeway Coast to the Giant's Causeway. The hotel has a large, secure, well lit, car park that is complimentary for all hotel guests. Holiday Inn Express Antrim is a short drive from the local towns of Ballymena, Coleraine and Londonderry.

This page outlines some of our picks of 'what's on' in and around Antrim over the next few months:

Game of Thrones - Filming Locations 
iscover the real world of Westeros in Nothern Ireland. 

Tennent's Vital 2014
The Killers & Bastile - 21st August 
David Guetta & Steve Angello - 24th August 

Belsonic 2014 - Custom House Square
xample - 15th August
Biffy Clyro - 17th August
Kodaline - 18th August
Chic - 19th August
Queens of the Stone Age - 20th August
Imagine Dragons - 22nd August

Shane Castle Estates 
Shanes Castle is a working Estate consisting of about 800 acres of farmland and about a thousand acres of woodland.

The Jungle
The perfect place for those looking for a bit of adventure, with Paintball, Zorbing, High Wire Tree Top Adventure Courses, Clay Pigeon Shooting and much more!  

50th Ulster Bank Festival at Queens
Offering sixteen days of of unmissable cultural opportunities, the 50th Ulster Bank festival includes a wide and varied programme including musical, dramatic, film, theatre and comedy events. A must for lovers of culture everywhere.

Discover Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles. Lough Neagh captivates visitors with its tranquil atmosphere, un-spoilt scenery, secluded bays and skyward views. Lough Neagh is a haven for wildlife with many viewpoints around the shoreline. The Maid of Antrim offers day trips on the Lough and the two main islands can also be explored on the Trostan and Island Warrior.

Discover Northern Ireland
Visit Discover Northern Ireland to uncover the inspirational locations, stunning landscapes and the friendliest of welcomes. Learn about the unique stories of Saint Patrick to Titanic Belfast, from the Giant's Causeway to the Mounitains of Mourne and the Walled City of Derry.

Northern Ireland's North Coast
Visit Northern Ireland's North Coast to find out the wide range of top events, restaurants and cosy pubs waiting to welcome you to an area of breath taking scenery, award winning Blue Flag beaches and numerous places to visit.

Titanic Belfast
Visit the birth place of the Titanic. Titanic Belfast is a visitor attraction and a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

The Old Bushmills Distillery
The Bushmills distillery has had its fair share of visitors these past few hundred years, now over 120,000 each year (and that’s not counting our resident ghost, The Grey Lady). And of all the living souls I have encountered, every one of them leaves with a smile on their face and a spring in their step, mind you, that might just be from the fumes as we hand craft our Bushmills.So why not experience it yourself and be transported into a world that hasn’t changed much since we first opened our doors way back.

The Giants Causeway
Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean on one side and a landscape of dramatic cliffs on the other, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it.

Junction One Shopping Centre
Shop till you drop at the nearby Junction One Shopping Centre.

Massereene Golf Club
Established in 1895, Massereene Golf Club offers a challenging and picturesque 18-hole par-72 parkland course. With panoramic views over The Lough Neagh, it is suitable for golfers at all levels of skill and experience. Our welcome to individuals and groups is always genuine and warm.

Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House 
Visit the most unique and historically intact gardens in the UK and throughout Ireland. Antrim Castle Gardens 

The Old Court House 
The perfect place to sit back, relax and watch the world go by. 


CLICK HERE for more information on things to see and do in Antrim, or simply ask at reception and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you to plan your trip.

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