County Antrim constitutes the North east corner of Northern Ireland and is bordered by the River Bann and its valley of the west and to the east and north one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe. The city of Belfast is the major centre in County Antrim and is a vibrant and welcoming place. Best known as the city where the Titanic was built Belfast has a number of heritage attractions in and around the city and there is a walking Titanic Tour.
Other attractions include the Ulster Museum, the Botanical Gardens and the Waterfront. A visit to a pub is a unique experience in Northern Ireland and the Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast is the oldest one of its kind in the city. Belfast and Northern Ireland are emerging from the Troubles and many local businesses are strengthening the economy and attracting visitors to this part of the world.
Leaving Belfast the Antrim Coast is truly magnificent to explore with its hidden beaches, winding roads and historic castles like the one at Carrickfergus. At Larne walk round the harbour and explore the small town with its fishing boats and historical past. Walk in the nine glens of Antrim, perhaps at Glenariff past rushing waterfalls and quiet forests, and the picturesque Red Bay.
At Ballymena the Saturday Market is as popular as ever, and the town has many historic connections. At Bushmills try fine Irish whisky and walk along the coastline where you might find a country pub serving freshly caught fish. There are many opportunities for cycling and horse riding in the great outdoors here, and at Portrush there is a good surfing centre at this seaside town. County Antrim is blessed with stunning scenery and yet remains unspoilt just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.