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Guidebook for Kells

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Guidebook for Kells

Sightseeing
The Legend of Finn McCool
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Giant's Causeway
44 Causeway Rd
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The Legend of Finn McCool
Belfast Heritage
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Titanic Quarter
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Belfast Heritage
Fear of Heights?
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National Trust Carrick-a-Rede
119a Whitepark Road
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Fear of Heights?
Maze, Castle, Mountain Biking, Canoeing
Castlewellan
Maze, Castle, Mountain Biking, Canoeing
Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery.
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Old Bushmills Distillery
2 Distillery Rd
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Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery.
One of the nine glens of Antrim.
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Glenariff Forest Park
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One of the nine glens of Antrim.
Beautiful Gardens and Tea Rooms.
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Glenarm Castle and Walled Garden
2 Castle Demesne
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Beautiful Gardens and Tea Rooms.
Museum and Botanical Gardens. Lots of quaint cafes and restaurants at the heart of student land.
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Botanic Gardens
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Museum and Botanical Gardens. Lots of quaint cafes and restaurants at the heart of student land.
Step back in time and see the restored buildings as they would have been and how the Ulster people lived. Interesting walk in a lovely setting. Cafe.
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Ulster Folk Museum
153 Bangor Rd
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Step back in time and see the restored buildings as they would have been and how the Ulster people lived. Interesting walk in a lovely setting. Cafe.
All about the history of Belfast, the ship yards and the Titanic from beginning to end. Worth a visit.
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Titanic Belfast
1 Olympic Way, Queens Road
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All about the history of Belfast, the ship yards and the Titanic from beginning to end. Worth a visit.
Plantationers house. Costumes from the period.
National Trust - Springhill
20 Springhill Rd
Plantationers house. Costumes from the period.
Walk. Beach. On the way to Derry/Londonderry via Coast road.
Downhill Castle
Walk. Beach. On the way to Derry/Londonderry via Coast road.
Use interactive displays to learn about the cosmos & the latest space news in real time. The Armagh Celestial Cathedral is a beautiful gallery of deep space images taken by the Hubble SpaceTelescope.
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Use interactive displays to learn about the cosmos & the latest space news in real time. The Armagh Celestial Cathedral is a beautiful gallery of deep space images taken by the Hubble SpaceTelescope.
Amazing. There is a shoreline walk with spectacular views if you have the time. Try to get up onto the headland and get the most beautiful 360 panoramic view. If that is not for you, a bus will take you from the Gift shop to the stones and back again!
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Giant's Causeway
44 Causeway Rd
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Amazing. There is a shoreline walk with spectacular views if you have the time. Try to get up onto the headland and get the most beautiful 360 panoramic view. If that is not for you, a bus will take you from the Gift shop to the stones and back again!
Experience the emigration from Ireland to America. Good day out. Educational and very interesting.
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Ulster American Folk Park
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Experience the emigration from Ireland to America. Good day out. Educational and very interesting.
Neatly positioned within a bend of the River Foyle, Derry’s medieval walls are among the best-preserved anywhere in Europe, their survival all the more remarkable having withstood three major military sieges. Enclosed within the mile-long circuit is the original medieval street layout, itself spotted with a cluster of eminently enjoyable attractions, the pick of which are the Tower Museum and the Verbal Arts Centre.
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Derry City walls
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Neatly positioned within a bend of the River Foyle, Derry’s medieval walls are among the best-preserved anywhere in Europe, their survival all the more remarkable having withstood three major military sieges. Enclosed within the mile-long circuit is the original medieval street layout, itself spotted with a cluster of eminently enjoyable attractions, the pick of which are the Tower Museum and the Verbal Arts Centre.
Rathlin Island Ferry
18 Bayview Rd
Rathlin Island, County Antrim is situated off the north east coast of Ireland. It is the only inhabited offshore island in Northern Ireland. Most people will travel to Rathlin via the ferry service operating from Ballycastle, County Antrim, just six miles from the harbour on the island. It is quick and easy to get to the port, and quick and easy to get across to us on the island.
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Rathlin Island
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Rathlin Island, County Antrim is situated off the north east coast of Ireland. It is the only inhabited offshore island in Northern Ireland. Most people will travel to Rathlin via the ferry service operating from Ballycastle, County Antrim, just six miles from the harbour on the island. It is quick and easy to get to the port, and quick and easy to get across to us on the island.
Shopping
Sainsbury's
4 Larne Rd Link
Tesco Superstore
Fuel Station and shop. 7am -10pm
SPAR Kells
10 Fernisky Rd
Fuel Station and shop. 7am -10pm
Everything Else
Easy Access
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Belfast International Airport
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Easy Access
Sporting - Mountain Bike Trails
Davagh Forest
Sporting - Mountain Bike Trails
Sporting - Mountain Bike Trails
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Rostrevor
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Sporting - Mountain Bike Trails
Sporting - Mountain Bike Trails
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Tollymore Forest Park
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Sporting - Mountain Bike Trails
Walk around the Walls of Derry City. City of Culture 2013
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Londonderry
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Walk around the Walls of Derry City. City of Culture 2013
MTB trails and walk.
Tardree Forest
MTB trails and walk.
The Open Championship is to return to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, with Royal Portrush hosting the British Open in July 2019.
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Royal Portrush Golf Club
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The Open Championship is to return to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, with Royal Portrush hosting the British Open in July 2019.
Galgorm Castle Golf Club is one of Ireland's finest Championship courses set in the grounds of one of Ireland's most historical estates.
Galgorm Castle Golf Club
Galgorm Castle Golf Club is one of Ireland's finest Championship courses set in the grounds of one of Ireland's most historical estates.
19 FEBRUARY 2014 Next year's (2015) Irish Open golf tournament will be hosted by Royal County Down - the first time in 75 years the prestigious event has been held at the Newcastle course.
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Royal County Down Golf Club
36 Golf Links Rd
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19 FEBRUARY 2014 Next year's (2015) Irish Open golf tournament will be hosted by Royal County Down - the first time in 75 years the prestigious event has been held at the Newcastle course.
Food Scene
Lovely restaurant to suit all budgets.
The Distillers Arms
140 Main St
Lovely restaurant to suit all budgets.
Seafront Dining.
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Harbour Gin Bar
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Seafront Dining.
Worth the wait to get a seat.
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Ramore Restaurants
1 Harbour Road
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Worth the wait to get a seat.
Always great food
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Shu Restaurant Belfast
253 Lisburn Rd
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Always great food
15 mins away. Tasty good food.
Millside
19a Church Rd
15 mins away. Tasty good food.
Close. Next to Junction 1 Outlet Shopping Centre, Omniplex Cinema. Bar and Restaurant
Dunsilly Hotel
20 Dunsilly Rd
Close. Next to Junction 1 Outlet Shopping Centre, Omniplex Cinema. Bar and Restaurant
Good food. Street parking.
The Blackstone Bar
15-17 Hill St
Good food. Street parking.
Great service. Good food. Hygiene excellent. Centre of town.
Montgomerys Restaurant & Coffee Shop Ballymena
37-39 Ballymoney St
Great service. Good food. Hygiene excellent. Centre of town.
Beautiful surroundings. Love the Beer Garden.
Bar + Grill at Gillies
136 Fenaghy Rd
Beautiful surroundings. Love the Beer Garden.
Michelin * Wonderful food, decor and service. Love it! Just 25 ins in evening traffic, on street parking close to restaurant.
Deanes EIPIC
36-40 Howard St
Michelin * Wonderful food, decor and service. Love it! Just 25 ins in evening traffic, on street parking close to restaurant.
Yum!
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Ginger Bistro
68-72 Great Victoria St
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Yum!
Very good chippy. Chicken goujons and chicken fillet burger excellent.
Sizzlers
16 Main St
Very good chippy. Chicken goujons and chicken fillet burger excellent.
In Kells village. Open 9am-5pm
Manna Kells Ltd
2 Fernisky Rd
In Kells village. Open 9am-5pm
Bar and restaurant. Street parking in the evenings. Large car park behind for daytimes.
The Grouse
74-76 Ballymoney St
Bar and restaurant. Street parking in the evenings. Large car park behind for daytimes.
Very busy Saturday 5.30-6.30pm
Golden Boat Chinese Take Away
10 Liminary Rd
Very busy Saturday 5.30-6.30pm
Recently taken over by the Galgorm Resort and Spa.
Galgorm Castle Golf Club
Recently taken over by the Galgorm Resort and Spa.
The Old Thatch Inn
116 Hillhead Rd
Entertainment & Activities
Kids toddlers to 12 will love to learn while playing. Interactive. Educational.
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W5
2 Queens Quay
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Kids toddlers to 12 will love to learn while playing. Interactive. Educational.
Northern Ireland’s Premier luxury Spa situated only 8 miles/15 minutes from Kells is the perfect location to relax and pamper yourself. Set within 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm Resort has a truly unique setting.Thermal Village & Spa that is the first of its kind in Ireland. The outdoor jacuzzis and hot tubs are on the river bank! Well worth a visit.
Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort
136 Fenaghy Rd
Northern Ireland’s Premier luxury Spa situated only 8 miles/15 minutes from Kells is the perfect location to relax and pamper yourself. Set within 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm Resort has a truly unique setting.Thermal Village & Spa that is the first of its kind in Ireland. The outdoor jacuzzis and hot tubs are on the river bank! Well worth a visit.
Fun Day for all the family
The Jungle
60 Desertmartin Rd
Fun Day for all the family
Great to tire out young kids, especially on rainy days.
The Fun Factory
14A Pennybridge Industrial Estate
Great to tire out young kids, especially on rainy days.
10 mins drive. Well run and busy. Cafe. Outdoor walks with fitness equipment. Swimming pools, main sports halls, squash courts etc. Outdoor all weather surfaces for hockey, football, athletics etc
Antrim Forum Leisure Centre
10 mins drive. Well run and busy. Cafe. Outdoor walks with fitness equipment. Swimming pools, main sports halls, squash courts etc. Outdoor all weather surfaces for hockey, football, athletics etc
Escape Rooms Belfast
33 Church Ln
Arts & Culture
Belfast’s very own Urban Sports Park. Set in a former shipbuilding warehouse, T13 offers BMX to skateboarding, urban art to DJ sessions.Free Running, Breakdancing, music events and arts galleries.
T13
Belfast’s very own Urban Sports Park. Set in a former shipbuilding warehouse, T13 offers BMX to skateboarding, urban art to DJ sessions.Free Running, Breakdancing, music events and arts galleries.
You will be taken to the underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Courthouse & visit to the condemned mans cell before seeing the execution cell where the majority of men were hanged.
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Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre
53-55 Crumlin Rd
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You will be taken to the underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Courthouse & visit to the condemned mans cell before seeing the execution cell where the majority of men were hanged.
Exhibitions, live theatre, Music etc good Cafe and Bar
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The MAC
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Exhibitions, live theatre, Music etc good Cafe and Bar
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The Grand Opera House
2-4 Great Victoria Street
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Ulster Hall
34 Bedford Street
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The Black Box
18-22 Hill St
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Drinks & Nightlife
Typical pub. Beautiful thatched roof. Bar food available.Check serving times, usually until 7pm.
The Thatch Inn
57 Main Street
Typical pub. Beautiful thatched roof. Bar food available.Check serving times, usually until 7pm.
Local, not fancy, pub and restaurant on the main road from Antrim to Ballymena, on the roadside.
McLarnons Ramble Inn
236 Lisnevenagh Rd
Local, not fancy, pub and restaurant on the main road from Antrim to Ballymena, on the roadside.
Rough Guide: "The north can certainly rival the south when it comes to musical talent. In days of yore, the leading lights were Van Morrison and the Undertones (the latter famously championed by the late John Peel), while in the 90s, it was the turn of indie-heroes Ash, from Down, and the Divine Comedy from Enniskillen. Hot on the scene right now are Two Door Cinema Club from Bangor. If you fancy attending a gig, drop in at Belfast’s iconic Limelight Complex, or there’s Open House, a unique, year-round series of gigs at various venues around the city."
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Limelight
17 Ormeau Avenue
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Rough Guide: "The north can certainly rival the south when it comes to musical talent. In days of yore, the leading lights were Van Morrison and the Undertones (the latter famously championed by the late John Peel), while in the 90s, it was the turn of indie-heroes Ash, from Down, and the Divine Comedy from Enniskillen. Hot on the scene right now are Two Door Cinema Club from Bangor. If you fancy attending a gig, drop in at Belfast’s iconic Limelight Complex, or there’s Open House, a unique, year-round series of gigs at various venues around the city."
ethos, music, in Belfast centre
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The John Hewitt Bar
51 Donegall Street
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ethos, music, in Belfast centre