(population 20,878) is dominated by its shopping centre. The
few older buildings include the courthouse, which dates back
house of Alexander Irvine (1863-1941), missionary and writer.
10th-century round tower in Steeple Park about 1.5 kilometres
north of the town.
Shane's Castle demesne, part of which is a nature reserve, on
the western outskirts of Antrim on the A6.
Arts Centre and Antrim Castle Gardens on Randalstown Road behind
the courthouse. The Arts Centre (+44 28 94428000) has a small
theatre and an art gallery that hosts changing exhibitions.
adjoins Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Britain and Ireland.
The Maid of Antrim provides trips on the lough. It departs from
the Marina just past The Antrim Forum on Lough Road. Tel. +44
Antrim Forum sports centre on Lough Road has two swimming pools,
an athletics stadium, and synthetic pitches, among other things.
Tel. +44 28 94464131.
Golf Club is on Castle Road. Tel. +44 28 94429001.
Massereene Golf Club is on Lough Road. Tel. +44 28 94429293.
are a few B&Bs in town and more in nearby Crumlin. There
is just one hotel, Deerpark Hotel on Dublin Road. Tel. +44 28
is only 6 kilometres north of Belfast International Airport
and 18 kilometres north west of Belfast. There is an hourly
bus service linking the airport with the bus and train stations.
Ulsterbus runs buses roughly every half-hour to and from Belfast's
Laganside Buscentre, and there are nine trains a day to and
details for Antrim
dialling from the Republic of Ireland, replace +44 28 with
NIR Travel Shop
North Eastern Regional Office
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