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Tel code: 028207 | code search
Postcode: BT54 | code search
Population: 5100
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O'Connors Bar
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Silvercliffs Holiday Village
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Fullerton Arms
"Good Points: Good Food,Friendly people,Good evening Entertainment Bad Points: Size of Carpark General review: Enjoyable

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"Drivers should avoid the Antrim coastal town of Ballycastle when it hosts the annual Auld Lammas Fair on the last Monday and Tuesday of August. Visitors attending the 400-year-old fair ..." More

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Ballycastle is a small, uncrowded town surrounded by dramatic scenery. Situated on the north-east coast, it enjoys a beautiful bayside location and an award-winning beach, framed to the east by the spectacular cliff of Fairhead and to the west by Kinbane Head, a rugged outcrop bearing a 16th Century castle ruin. Ballycastle is overlooked by Knocklayde Mountain and is at the heart of the nine Glens of Antrim, two of which - Glentaisie and Glenshesk - converge at the bay. On the slopes of Knocklayde, Ballycastle Forest is worth visiting. Out to sea is Rathlin Island, a bird-lover's paradise, and beyond it, Scotland's Mull of Kintyre. Ballycastle is a charming town where the old seafront shops and bars look across to a modern marina, while the waterside golf course is arranged around Bonamargy Friary, built around 1500. Traditional folk music is popular in the pubs and at festivals, held in The Diamond town square - which also hosts the 400-year-old Auld Lammas Fair. Ballycastle is a centre for hiking, cycling, fishing and deep-sea diving, with other sports provided by the Recreation Centre. It's also an ideal base for exploring the many magnificent sights of the Antrim Coast Road.


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Anglers Arms
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Boyd Arms
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Glenshesk Bar
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Hillside Tavern
McCarrolls Bar
McCuaig's Bar
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O'Connors Bar


Ballycastle High School

St Mary’s Primary School
St Patrick's & St Brigid's Primary School


Berkeley White Solicitors


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Connor Taxis
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Noddy's Taxis


J J McBride


J & J White

Places to Stay near Ballycastle

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The Ugadale Cottages (26.35 miles)

The Ugadale Cottages
On the outer fringe of western Scotland, there exists a very special place. Nestled in the southwest corner of the Mull of Kintyre, where the movements of sea, sand, wind and grazing sheep have intertwined ... More | visit website
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Craigard House Hotel (30.19 miles)

Craigard House Hotel

Welcome to the Mull of Kintyre. Join us in this lovely old house, turned friendly and informal bijou hotel. Take the time to really relax and chill out in one of our cosy rooms, most ... More | visit website

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Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant (38.41 miles)

Harbour Inn Hotel & Restaurant

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Situated adjacent to Bowmore harbour, our small family run hotel offers superb accommodation, high quality award winning food and excellent service. As a base for touring Islay, described by the Lord ... More | visit website

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Gigha Hotel (38.80 miles)

Gigha Hotel
The Trust owned Gigha Hotel is located just a few hundred yards from the ferry terminal, and has a personal charm all of its own. Our team are exceptionally friendly and will ensure that your ... More | visit website
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Dunvalanree Hotel (40.54 miles)

Dunvalanree Hotel
Dunvalanrees licensed restaurant use of local sea food and farm produce has been recognised by the award of an AA Rosette and a Silver EatScotland award and the restaurant is featured in the Good Food ... More | visit website
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Ashbank Hotel (40.67 miles)

Ashbank Hotel

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This family run hotel is in an ideal location being just a short walk from the mile long sandy beach and working harbour. We are situated in the heart of ... More

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BW Kinloch Hotel (41.52 miles)

BW Kinloch Hotel

Unrivalled scenery & spectacular views, the Best Western Kinloch on the beautiful west coast of Arran, offers a warm Scottish welcome in relaxed & quiet comfort. Family owned & run for over 50 years, we ... More | visit website


Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant (42.58 miles)

Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant
Welcoming family run Inn on hebridean Island of Islay
A family run Inn with a friendly Scottish welcome, excellent food, great selection of malt whiskies, beers and ales, David and Ruby Graham welcome you to ... More
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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (45.96 miles)

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel invests the charm and romance of an 1815 functioning lighthouse with the comforts of a small, very unique, luxury hotel and restaurant.

The Lighthouse is a listed 'A' building of major national importance. ... More | visit website

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Strathconon (49.17 miles)


Luxury newly built detached villa in a beautiful secluded sunny spot about one mile from the spectacular Glenashdale falls and within easy walking distance of the centre of the seaside village of Whiting ... More | visit website

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