Embrace the Giant Spirit
Located in Ballymena town, County Antrim, the Adair Arms is easily accessible from anywhere in Northern Ireland and only a short drive from Belfast and it’s airports.
·Belfast City Centre: 40 minute drive
·Derry/Londonderry: 1 hour 20 minute drive
·Portrush: 40 minute drive
·George Best Airport: 40 minute drive
·Belfast International Airport: 30 minute drive
·Dublin Airport: 2 hour 10 minute drive
· Crumlin Road Gaol: 40 minutes drive
Steeped in history, dating back to 1846, take part in a guided tour to
find out all about the jail’s past.
· Mussenden Temple: 46 minute drive
Inspired by the Temples of Vesta in Tivoli, this 1700s library overlooks a cliff edge and the
Atlantic Ocean. One of Northern Ireland’s most photographed attractions.
· Ulster American Folk Park: 1 hour 30 minute drive
Following the journey from Ireland to the ‘New World’ (America) as millions did during the famine.
Step back in time and visit 18th/19th Century Ireland and board the
Brig Union ship to arrive in the New World!
· Ulster Folk and Transport Museum: 45 minute drive
Showcasing land, sea and sky transport, even the famous DeLorean as seen in Back to the Future.
This museum is full of interactive exhibits for all the family.
· Gobbins Cliff Walk: 45 minutes
The cliff path is not for the faint at heart, showcasing County Antrim’s dramatic
coast line full of bio-diversity and the photogenic sea view.
· Botanic Gardens: 40 minute drive
Visit the garden to see botany from the Southern Hemisphere, or visit the Palm House for a glimpse
of the tropical birds housed in the iconic glass house,
designed by Charles Lanyon, who designed Queen’s University.
· Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: 45 minute drive
Carrick-a-Rede Island housed a salmon fishery 400 years ago, fisher men used the
rope bridge to access the fishery, now a Northern Irish landmark!
· Carrickfergus Castle: 40 minute drive
Dating back to the 12th centaury, it is one of the best
preserved medieval castles in Ireland.
·Titanic Belfast: 35 minute drive
This museum, opened to commemorate 100 years since the sinking of the ship,
not only do you discover the inner workings of White Starline, you are immersed in
the history of Belfast and its manufacturing industry.
· Giant’s Causeway: 45 minute drive
This unique UNESCO world heritage site also has ties to Irish mythology.
Finn McCool is believed to have used the coastal area to create a
causeway to Scotland, hence the name ‘Giant’s Causeway’.
Featuring guides from both sides from the Northern Irish Conflict, ideal for those interested in
Northern Ireland’s dark tourism. Get a tour of the murals and visit locations of
significance during the troubles such as the Peace Walls,
Falls Road and the Shankill Road.
·Stormont Estate: 45 minute drive
Visit the parliament building for Northern Ireland where
political history has taken place, again perfect for those history fanatics.
·Abhainn Cruises and Boat Tours
Why stick to land tours when you can explore Northern Ireland’s waterways?
Take part in a sea safari or a cruise of Lough Neagh,
make you holiday one like no other!
· Royal Portrush: 40 minute drive
The iconic golf course which hosted the 148th Open is perfect for any golf enthusiast!
· Galgorm Golf Course: 10 minute drive
This golf course hosts the Northern Ireland Open, welcoming players from
around the globe, so why not give it a go?
· Down Royal Golf Course: 55 minute drive
Known as the driest golf course, this is perfect at any time in the year!
·Tower Centre: 2 minute walk
Right on Adair’s doorstep, with shops like JD, Dunnes, Primark and so
much more for all your shopping needs!
·Fairhill Shopping Centre: 8 minute walk
M&S, Waterstones, Next and a food court? What more could you want!
· Victoria Square: 40 minute drive
Part of Belfast’s skyline, full of brands like Flannels, Guess, Hollister and many more!
Dine in with Nandos, Five Guys or Cosmos.
· Castle Court: 40 minute drive
Full of shops with direct access to Belfast’s Royal Avenue
· Foyleside: 1 hour 30 minute drive
Dunnes, H&M, Waterstones, River Island and so much more
so you can shop ‘till you drop!
· St. George’s Market: 35 minute drive
One of Belfast’s oldest attractions, filled with food, crafts, local art and loads more!
The perfect place to visit!
· Dark Hedges: 30 minute drive
Featured in Season 2 on Game of Thrones, this tourist attraction dates back to the 18th Centaury.
· Dunluce Castle: 40 minute drive
Where the McQuillian and MacDonnell family’s resided in the castle back in the
1500s overlooking the Antrim Coast.
· Derry Girls Mural: 1 hour 25 minutes drive
Paying tribute to the Channel 4 TV show, Derry Girls provided a glimpse into life in Northern Ireland
during the troubles, perfect for anyone interested in Northern Ireland’s recent history.
· Guild Hall: 1 hour 25 minutes drive
The Guild Hall is a host to concerts, such as the Imbolc festival, and cultural events in the city, however,
Derry Girls brought more attention to the landmark in the Season 2
finale when President Bill Clinton visited in 1995.
More information on things to do in the area can be found in any of the following websites:
·Northern Ireland Tourist Board discovernorthernireland.com
·Causeway Coast and Glens causewaycoastandglens.com
·Antrim Tourist Information Centre antrim.gov.uk
·Official website for Belfast gotobelfast.com
·Newtownabbey Borough Council newtownabbey.gov.uk