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'''County Antrim''' is a county in [[Northern Ireland]]. The Antrim coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland, with the Antrim Coast Road taking in some of the best scenery in the country.
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
The Antrim coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, with '''The Antrim Coast Road''' taking in some of the best scenery in the country. The [[Glens of Antrim]] offer isolated rugged landscapes, the [[Giant's Causeasy]] is one of the most striking landscapes on Earth and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, [[Bushmillls]] produces legendary whiskey, and [[Portrush]] is where Northern Ireland goes to party. It is one of Ireland's most fascinating counties.
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The [[Glens of Antrim]] offer isolated rugged landscapes, the [[Giant's Causeway]] is one of the most striking landscapes on Earth and is a [[UNESCO World Heritage List|UNESCO World Heritage site]], [[Bushmills]] produces legendary whiskey, and [[Portrush]] is a popular seaside resort and night-life area. It is one of Ireland's most fascinating counties. It is also home of the Ulster Grand Prix, set in the tiny village of Dundrod and is the world's fastest motorcycle racing circuit.
  
==Towns==
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Antrim the county town is worth a visit with many historical locations and for the bargain hunters a large outlet centre and huge saturday morning bootsale at dunsilly
  
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==Cities, towns and villages==
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[[Image:Antrim map.png|thumb|200px|Map of Antrim]]
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===Cities===
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*[[Belfast]] - split between County Antrim and [[County Down]]
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*[[Lisburn]] - split between County Antrim and [[County Down]]
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===Towns===
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*[[Antrim (town)|Antrim]]
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*[[Ballycastle]]
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*[[Ballyclaire]]
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*[[Ballymena]]
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*[[Ballymoney]]
 
*[[Carrickfergus]]
 
*[[Carrickfergus]]
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*[[Crumlin]]
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*[[Glengormley]]
 
*[[Larne]]
 
*[[Larne]]
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*[[Moira]]
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*[[Newtownabbey]]
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*[[Portrush]]
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*[[Randalstown]]
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*[[Whitehead]]
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===Villages===
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*[[Ahoghill]]
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*[[Ballycarry]]
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*[[Bushmills]]
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*[[Carnlough]]
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*[[Cullybackey]]
 
*[[Cushendall]]
 
*[[Cushendall]]
 
*[[Cushendun]]
 
*[[Cushendun]]
*[[Ballycastle]]
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*[[Doagh]]
*[[Bushmills]]
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*[[Dunloy]]
*[[Portrush]]
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*[[Greenisland]]
*[[Ballymena]]
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*[[Whiteabbey]]
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*[[Whitehouse]]
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
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*[[Glens of Antrim]]
 
*[[Glens of Antrim]]
 
*[[Giant's Causeway]]
 
*[[Giant's Causeway]]
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*[[Carrickfergus Castle]]
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*[[Dunluce Castle]]
  
==Get in and around==
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==Get in==
  
'''Belfast International Airport''' is situated near the town of '''Antrim''', and is convenient for exploring the region. Ferries from Scotland land at [[Larne]]. [http://www.translink.co.uk Translink] operates the public transport system in Antrim.  
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'''Belfast International Airport''' is situated near the town of '''Antrim''', and is convenient for exploring the region. Ferries from Scotland land at [[Larne]].
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==Get around==
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Translink [http://www.translink.co.uk] operates the public transport system in Antrim.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
Standard Northern Irish fare, but if you're lucky enough to catch the '''Oul Lammas Fair''' in [[Ballycastle]], be sure to try '''Yellow Man''', a rock hard yellow sweet that is eaten with the aid of a hammer. Make sure your dental insurance is up to date first.
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Standard Northern Irish fare, but if you're lucky enough to catch the '''Oul Lammas Fair''' in [[Ballycastle]] (held on the last Monday and Tuesday of August), be sure to try '''Yallow Man''', a rock hard yellow sweet that is eaten with the aid of a hammer. Make sure your dental insurance is up to date first.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
'''Bushmills''', of course. You can take distillery tours, and you'll likely be more merry going out than when you went in.
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'''Bushmills''' Distillery, of course. You can take distillery tours, and you'll likely be more merry going out than when you went in.  It's worth noting that at the end of each tour four people from the tour group (two women and two men) are asked to volunteer for a special whiskey tasting, where participants get to try ''nine'' different types of whiskey.
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US visitors who are unaccustomed to driving on the left are well advised to shun the whiskey tasting.  Buy some to take back to your hotel.
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
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Stay sensible, don't wander around urban areas at night or make political statements in strange company, and you'll be just fine.  
 
Stay sensible, don't wander around urban areas at night or make political statements in strange company, and you'll be just fine.  
  
==External links==
 
  
*http://www.antrim.net/
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*http://www.northantrim.com/
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{{IsPartOf|Northern_Ireland}}
*http://www.antrimhistory.net/
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Revision as of 10:06, 23 March 2012

For other places with the same name, see Antrim (disambiguation).

County Antrim is a county in Northern Ireland. The Antrim coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland, with the Antrim Coast Road taking in some of the best scenery in the country.

Contents

Understand

The Glens of Antrim offer isolated rugged landscapes, the Giant's Causeway is one of the most striking landscapes on Earth and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bushmills produces legendary whiskey, and Portrush is a popular seaside resort and night-life area. It is one of Ireland's most fascinating counties. It is also home of the Ulster Grand Prix, set in the tiny village of Dundrod and is the world's fastest motorcycle racing circuit.

Antrim the county town is worth a visit with many historical locations and for the bargain hunters a large outlet centre and huge saturday morning bootsale at dunsilly

Cities, towns and villages

Map of Antrim

Cities

Towns

Villages

Other destinations

Get in

Belfast International Airport is situated near the town of Antrim, and is convenient for exploring the region. Ferries from Scotland land at Larne.

Get around

Translink [1] operates the public transport system in Antrim.

Eat

Standard Northern Irish fare, but if you're lucky enough to catch the Oul Lammas Fair in Ballycastle (held on the last Monday and Tuesday of August), be sure to try Yallow Man, a rock hard yellow sweet that is eaten with the aid of a hammer. Make sure your dental insurance is up to date first.

Drink

Bushmills Distillery, of course. You can take distillery tours, and you'll likely be more merry going out than when you went in. It's worth noting that at the end of each tour four people from the tour group (two women and two men) are asked to volunteer for a special whiskey tasting, where participants get to try nine different types of whiskey.

US visitors who are unaccustomed to driving on the left are well advised to shun the whiskey tasting. Buy some to take back to your hotel.

Stay safe

Stay sensible, don't wander around urban areas at night or make political statements in strange company, and you'll be just fine.


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