27 Jan Ballycastle
The town sits at the mouth of the two northernmost Antrim glens , Glenshesk and Glentaisie.
There is a beautiful marina and some great local pubs. There are also some nice shops.
Ballycastle is where the ferry to Rathlin island leaves from…..weather permitting ! There are also some “water taxis” available.
In June Ballycastle holds the Ould Lammas Fair , which is Irelands oldest fair , dating from 1606.
The stallholders do a roaring trade in Dulse (a tasty edible seaweed) and Yellowman (a bright coloured hard toffee).
There is a memorial to Guglielmo Marconi to commemorate the inventor of the wireless. He made his first transmission between Ballycastle and Rathlin in 1898.
Nearby , in the middle of a very good golf course , is Bonamargy Friary , founded around 1500…..the whole thing is very interesting , and a real hidden gem.
Try our extended Belfast tours and visit Ballycastle. Or on any of our tours of Ireland build in a trip along the Causeway coast.