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
30 minutes
Ballance House
Ballance House
The birthplace of John Ballance (1839
30 minutes
Castle Gardens
Castle Gardens
Behind the marketplace and the Law
30 minutes
Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church
This charming oval church with arched
15 minutes
Pogue's Entry
Pogue's Entry
Standing in a narrow street is a simple
30 minutes