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Antrim (population 20,878) is dominated by its shopping centre. The few older buildings include the courthouse, which dates back to 1762.

Attractions
The house of Alexander Irvine (1863-1941), missionary and writer.

A 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.

Clotworthy 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.

Amenities
Antrim 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 28 94463113.

The Antrim Forum sports centre on Lough Road has two swimming pools, an athletics stadium, and synthetic pitches, among other things. Tel. +44 28 94464131.

Antrim Golf Club is on Castle Road. Tel. +44 28 94429001.
Massereene Golf Club is on Lough Road. Tel. +44 28 94429293.

There 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 94462480.

Transport
Antrim 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 from Belfast.


Useful contact details for Antrim
(When dialling from the Republic of Ireland, replace +44 28 with 048.)
Bus Station +44 28 94428729
Train station +44 28 94429185
Ulsterbus NIR Travel Shop +44 28 90230671
RUC Station +44 28 94463555
Bank of Ireland +44 28 94463777
Ulster Bank +44 28 94463117
First Trust Bank +44 28 94462596
Ledu North Eastern Regional Office +44 28 25649215
Tourist Information  
+44 28 94428331
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