We've put together a list of nearby attractions within The Gobbins area. We are confident that you, your family and friends will have a memorable time with us. Thank you for visiting and enjoy!
From the Gobbins team.
Slemish Mountain, is situated 9 miles north east of Ballymena. This majestic mountain dominates the landscape in the Borough of Mid & East Antrim.
Slemish is said to be where the boy slave St Patrick tended herds for his master Miluic in the 5th century and ever since has been a place of pilgrimage on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March. Excellent views can be had of the Antrim and Scottish coast to the east. Ballymena Town, Lough Neagh and the Sperrin Mountains are all normally visable to the west whilst the Bann Valley and the higher summits of the Antrim Hills can be seen to the north. The 180 metre climb is steep and rocky. The path can become very slippery in wet weather so care should be taken. As the weather in Co Antrim can change very rapidly, please be equipped with good waterproofs and strong footwear. Facilities include a picnic area, public toilets, interpretation boards and a car park. Open all year with free access.
An information leaflet is available from Ballymena Visitor Information Centre, Tel 028 25635010.
Opening TimesOpen All Year
Contact DetailsThe Braid Ballymena Town Hall Museum & Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street Ballymena Co Antrim BT43 5EJ Tel: 030012450000 e:firstname.lastname@example.org
GOBBINS CLIFFS SEA TOURS WITH NORTH IRISH DIVER
Another way to See the Gobbins Cliffs & Cliff Path is onboard The Fast Passenger RIB “NORTH IRISH DIVER.” This 1 x Hour Trip from Ballylumford Harbour will whisk you at 30 Knots along the spectacular Islandmagee coastline past Portmuck Island to experience the Gobbins Cliffs & Cliff Path close up where you can wave to and photograph friends on the Path. These Boat Please see website for timings, bookings & prices. Debit/Credit Cards accepted. Boat spaces are limited and it is advised to pre-book your place in advance by:
Opening TimesFor further details visit www.northirishlodge.com
CostFor further details visit www.northirishlodge.com
Address116b Low Road, Islandmagee.
NORTH IRISH DIVER RESORT
The Islandmagee area plays host to probably the best and most varied Shipwrecks & Dive Sites in Ireland. Visibility in the summer months would average around 10m and on a good day up to 15m – 20m. With wrecks dating back to 1781, Hunter Rock and the Maidens Rocks are the final resting places for lots of unfortunate ships of yesteryear. Almost all of the wrecks around the Islandmagee Coast and Belfast Lough lie in less than 30m of water and are accessible to most divers. Shipwrecks in the Belfast Lough area are much more intact due to their sheltered location. Some of the older ones are beginning to break up over the past few years uncovering new and interesting things to see.
If wreck diving is not for you there are some great drop offs & scenic-dives around the Maidens Rocks, or enjoy a leisurely drift dive along the Islandmagee Coast where you can see stunning Cuckoo Wrasse, Lobster, Crab & Scallops and many other sea creatures. All wreck diving can be hazardous and should only be carried out by properly trained divers.