Port of Larne

About Larne, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK)

Often referred to as the gateway to Northern Ireland, the Port of Larne is conveniently located on the Antrim Coast, one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the whole of Ireland.

The port is well located for easy exploration of Northern Ireland's scenic and historic areas.

What to do in Larne

There are plenty of things to do in and around Larne; the coast is exquisite and leisure activities are aplenty. There is an outdoor adventure playground for children near the town where crazy golf and a giant chess set are available, while beautiful Lough Larne is a protected wildlife area. Larne Tourist Information can provide more details on the playground.

Tourist Attractions

There are also a few notable tourist attractions in the town such as the interesting Larne Museum, which is loaded with historical information about Larne. The 16th century Olderfleet Castle, and the Chaine Memorial also are good sights to see. The Chaine Memorial, also known as 'the giant's pencil', is an exact replica of the traditional Irish round tower. On good days, the hornbeam Maze, in the shape of Northern Ireland, is ideal for whiling away the hours; a handy viewing platform will aid those who can't find their way out.

Belfast is only minutes away by car, bus or train and is the biggest urban tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. The city is bustling and bursting with shops, restaurants and bars, the days of strife have been left in the past. Other nearby tourist attractions close to Larne are the Giants Causeway, to the north of the town, and scenic Lough Neagh, about 25 miles / 40 km to the southwest.

Larne Port

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