Antrim The Essential
Antrim, a linen-spinning centre, was once the county town. Close to Lough Neagh, the city lies on a fine trout river called the Six Mile Water. There is a lakeside golf course on the lake shore and a marina providing boat trips. The town was razed by General Monro in 1649 and resisted the attack of a force of 3 500 United Irishmen led by Henry Joy McCracken, a Belfast cotton manufacturer, during the 1798 Rebellion.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Antrim
Round bell tower
Round bell tower
A round, remarkably-preserved bell tower
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Ballance House
Ballance House
The birthplace of John Ballance (1839
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Castle Gardens
Castle Gardens
Behind the marketplace and the Law
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Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church
This charming oval church with arched
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Pogue's Entry
Pogue's Entry
Standing in a narrow street is a simple
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