Welcome to Mid & East Antrim, a land shaped by sea and stone, where breathtaking landscapes meet rich history and culture. Located less than half an hour from Belfast, Northern Ireland, our region is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking adventure, relaxation, and memorable experiences.
Whether you're a local looking to discover more of your own backyard, or a visitor seeking a new adventure and in search of the ultimate vacation, Mid & East Antrim has something for everyone.
For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
Blackhead Coastal Path
A short and delightful circular walk from the picturesque seaside town of Whitehead, around the coastal path to Blackhead with its iconic lighthouse, the most easterly point of County Antrim, then back to Whitehead for refreshments and shopping.
Slemish Mountain is about 1,500 feet above sea level and is located close to Broughshane in County Antrim. It is the legendary home of Saint Patrick and is actually the central core of an extinct volcano. Hike to the top and enjoy fantastic views!
Whitehead Railway Museum
The new Whitehead Railway Museum will take visitors on a journey through time, see our large stock fully restored heritage Irish railway steam and diesel locomotives, vintage carriages coupled with state of the art interactive touch displays.
Experience Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) on the beautiful coastline of Islandmagee and Whitehead. 2-hour group sessions, family sessions, 4-week courses and guided SUP tours in idyllic surroundings with a qualified and experienced instructor.
Mid & East Antrim is a land shaped by sea and stone, where rugged coastlines meet towering cliffs, waterfalls cascade down through lush green valleys, and ancient castles stand guard over charming villages.
This is a place where history and myth collide, where you can walk in the footsteps of ancient kings and queens.
Whether you're a fan of history, a lover of the beauty of nature, or simply looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, you're sure to find something to love in Mid & East Antrim.
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