Activities in the area
e have a wide range of activities for all within a short distance of the hotel. From Horse Riding, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Bowling, Paintballing, Templetown Mausoleu and The Richardson’s Walled Garden & Greenmount Trail to name a few.
MacKenzie’s Riding School
10 Ballydrummaul Road
T: 028 9447 9908
M: 07971 657111
Connell Hill Riding Centre
48 Drumsough Road,
Contact: Gillian McClean on
T: 028 9447 2632
M: 07803 178009
For further details contact the Lough Neagh Partnership
T:028 7941 7941
The Loughshore Trail forms a continuous 128 mile cycle route around the shores of Lough Neagh and along Lough Beg, taking in 25 major sites of interest along the way including marinas, parks, nature reserves and local sites of archaeological and historical interest. The Trail is unique not only because of its location, but because it uses mainly quiet country lanes and is almost entirely all flat terrain.
Antrim Boat Club
Shane’s Castle Estate
T: 028 9446 2149 (weekends)
Situated on the shore of Lough Neagh at the mouth of the Six Mile Water River. A modern slipway provides access to the Lough. Watersports including windsurfing, sailing, motor cruising and dinghy-sailing take place within the club and visitors are welcome. Sailing races are also organised during the winter and summer months.
Antrim Walking Tour
For further details contact Antrim Information Centre
T: 028 9442 8331
Tours and group bookings are available by prior arrangement. Join a Blue Badge tour guide all year round for a guided walking tour of Antrim Town.
Pick up a copy of the illustrated Heritage Trail Guide (available from Antrim Information Centre) and take your own self-guided tour.
In the Borough of Antrim, a Fisheries Conservancy Board Rod Licence is required by anyone aged 12 or over for all fishing. This licence is in addition to a permit to fish particular stretches of water.
Coarse fishing is also available seasonally on the Six Mile Water River (from Antrim Forum Leisure Complex downstream to Lough Neagh). Coarse fishing is available all year round on the River Bann. No Sunday fishing is allowed on the Six Mile Water. A coarse fishing rod licence covers the use of two rods. Please note that on the Six Mile Water River a Game rod licence is required – this will only entitle you to use one rod.
Antrim has a choice of four rivers providing game fishing from 1 March to 31 October, with the best fishing from April.
All of the rivers hold excellent stocks of wild brown trout with salmon and dollaghan – the famous Lough Neagh migratory trout – entering these rivers from early August and providing excellent sport until the end of the season.
Potterswall Reservoir in Antrim provides excellent game fishing.
30 Clonkeen Road, Randalstown.
T: 028 9447 2806
M: 07811 440824
Craigmore Fishery provides for excellent fly-fishing on a five acre, spring-fed lake set in the quiet countryside with scenic views of Lough Neagh. On site coaching by a qualified casting instructor is available by prior arrangement. The Fishery has access for the disabled and also offers canteen facilities and toilet facilities.
Baker Bowling Stadium
22 Ballysavage Road, Parkgate
T: 028 9443 2937
F: 028 9443 2580
Facilities include two indoor bowling greens, bar, restaurant, pool tables and television lounge. Coaching and hire of bowls on request. Open to beginners and non-members. Group and club outings welcome.
Maid of Antrim
Antrim Lough Shore Park & Antrim Castle Grounds
Lough Road, Antrim
T: 028 9442 8331
For Six Mile Water Caravan Park bookings/enquiries:
T: 028 9446 4963
Situated on the shore of Lough Neagh, the Lough Shore Park at Antrim is a popular destination for visitors and residents at all times of the year. It is an area steeped in history and natural beauty with many attractions and activities to enjoy.
Estate boundary of Castle Upton
For further details contact the National Trust
T: 028 9751 0721
Donegore Motte & St Johns Church
Access available through The Landscape Centre
24 Donegore Hill
T: 028 9443 2175
On a clear day this historic pre-Anglo/Norman motte has views of six Ulster counties. In earlier years the “Motte” was believed to have been a Passage Grave, but around 1798, it was an important meeting place for the United Irishmen preparing for the ‘Battle of Antrim’. The picturesque St John’s Church is located close by.
The Richardson’s Walled Garden & Greenmount Trail
College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise
22 Greenmount Road
T: 028 9442 6669 (Richardson’s Walled Garden)
T: 028 9442 6721 (Greenmount Trail)
MORE SIGHT SEEING DAYS AWAY….
Patterson’s Spade Mill – 1 ½ Miles
Belfast Zoo – 7 miles : www.belfastzoo.co.uk
Odyssey Arena – 10miles: www.theodyssey.co.uk & W5 complex : www.w5online.co.uk
Waterfront hall – 10miles: www the www.waterfront.co.uk
Lyric Theatre – 10miles: www lyrictheatre.co.uk
Opera House – 10miles: www goh.com
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre – 31miles: web discoverloughneagh.com
Bushmills Distillery – 47miles: web bushmills.com
Carrick Castle – 11miles: carrickcastle.com
Giants Causeway – 40miles: web giantscausewayofficialguide.com
Glens of Antrim & Coast Road – 45miles: causewaycoastandglens.com
Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden – 17miles : web joeydunlopfoundation.com
Things to do with the children…
Clementsmount Fun Farm
World of Owls
32 Mount Shalgus Lane
Randalstown Forest Park
T: 028 9447 2307
Pirate Ship Boat Trip
For further information, please contact Captain Jim the Enforcer
M: 07828 905801
Admission Children – £3, Adults – £5
For the ‘young at heart’, a trip on the miniature pirate ship is certain to shiver your timbers! The Boat Trips are around Antrim Bay. They depart regularly every Sunday between June and September from the Lough Shore Park. The Boat Trips are subject to the weather conditions so it is recommended to ring in advance.
1 Fountain Hill, Antrim
T: 028 9446 1111 (Information line)
T: 028 9446 9500 (Advanced Booking line)
W: www.antrimcineplex.net (bookings can be made on line)
Glow in the Dark 10 Pin Bowling
Antrim Forum, Lough Road, Antrim, BT41 4DQ,
T. 028 9446 4131, F. 028 9446 2968