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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Larne. The Larne hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Larne.Northern Ireland is a land of blue mountains and deep forests, lakes, windswept moors and white Atlantic sands. The scenic beauty and the variety of the landscape make Northern Ireland a great place to explore. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Larne hotels.

Larne is a busy market town and port in County Antrim. It has been used as a seaport for over 1000 years, and is now mostly used by freight. Larne was one of the earliest Viking settlements in Ireland and Viking burial sites have been discovered in the area. Notable buildings in the town include the ruins of 16th century Olderfleet Castle and The Chaine Memorial, a replica of the traditional Irish round tower and known locally as "the giant's pencil". Larne is connected to Belfast by the A8 road. The A2 road or 'Antrim coast road' which runs along the Antrim coast, and passes through the scenic Glens of Antrim, also serves the town.

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Attractions Olderfleet Castle, Larne. The ruins of Olderfleet Castle tower house stand on the Curran Point to the south of Larne Harbour. A castle was built here by the Scots Bissett family in the 13th century, and they welcomed a Scottish invasion fleet in 1315 which was commanded by Edward Bruce, brother of Robert the Bruce. Location: On the outskirts of Larne.

Olderfleet Castle

Attractions Ulster-American Memorial, Curran Park. An imposing statue featuring three figures is located at Curran Park on Curran Road, and marks the role played by 18th century Ulster emigrants in America. The statue represents a family group on their way to an emigrant ship (the first of which, the Friend's Goodwill, sailed from Larne in May 19l7), and was unveiled in 1992. Curran Park has beautiful trees and flower beds and a fine view overlooking Larne Lough and the hills beyond. Location: In the centre of town.

Ulster-American Memorial

Attractions Larne Lough is situated between Islandmagee (a peninsula) and the mainland. It is designated as an Area of Special Scientific Interest, Special Protection Area, and Ramsar Site in order to protect the wetland environment, particularly due to the presence of certain bird species and shellfish. Larne Lough is an excellent spot for bird watching as birds can be viewed from the sea on the sanctuary at Muck Island. Location: On the outskirts of Larne.

Attractions Carrickfergus Castle stands in a strategic position on a rocky spur above the harbour on the northern shore of Lough Belfast and is a perfectly preserved Norman castle, probably the earliest stone castle in all Ireland. John de Courcy, the Anglo-Norman baron who conquered much of Ulster and governed it from 1177 to 1204 started building the castle in about 1178 to guard the approach to Lough Belfast. Today it is maintained by the Environment and Heritage Service. About 9 miles south of Larne.

Carrickfergus Castle

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Ballygally Castle
Coast Road
County Antrim BT40 2QZ
(approx 4 miles from Larne)

Ballygally CastleHotel near Larne. Nearest Rail LARNE 4 miles. Situated on the scenic Antrim Coast, the hotel is unique in that it is the only 17th century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland. The hotel bedrooms feature original beamed ceilings and antique pine....more details Ballygally Castle Ballygally

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For hotels accommodation in other areas near to Carnlough Ireland see Carnlough hotels Coleraine hotels & Portrush hotels.

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