County Antrim

Our most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Antrim

A key ancient site, A holy well and St Patrick

Dunseverick Castle, Dunseverick. County Antrim         c. 1500 This location was a 'key' site in ancient Ireland as this was the end point where one of the Royal roads from Tara ended. There is also a [...]

A church with a view, Notable families & Game of Thrones

Ballintoy Church, Ballintoy. County Antrim           1813 Ballintoy or ‘Baile an Tuaigh’ means ‘the northern townland’ in Irish. This church is perched on a hill above Ballintoy harbour in one of the most scenic locations on [...]

One of Northern Ireland’s most iconic buildings, Secret tunnels & Led Zeppelin

Dunluce Castle, Bushmills. County Antrim       c. 14th – 17th century a. d. This is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic castles and its image is used extensively to market Northern Ireland as a holiday destination. [...]

One of the best preserved medieval castles in the whole of Ireland

Carrickfergus Castle in county Antrim is one of the best preserved medieval structures in the whole of Ireland. It was built by the Norman conqueror John de Courcy in 1177. Over the centuries the castle [...]

An expression of free thinking & an architectual gem

  Bendhu House, Ballintoy. County Antrim          1952 This eccentric and intriguing house is located in one of the most scenic areas of Northern Ireland. It was the creation of Newton Penprase who named it 'Bendhu' [...]

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