NEARBYATTRACTIONS

We've put together a list of nearby attractions within The Gobbins area. We are confident that you, your family and friends will have a memorable time with us. Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

From the Gobbins team.

LARNE LOUGH

Sandwiched between the coast of County Antrim and Islandmagee, Larne Lough , as well as a sheltered anchorage is also a wetland of international significance, providing shelter, breeding sites and food, for a wide variety of bird species. The Lough is an Area of Special Scientific Interest and a RAMSAR site (The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance). Larne Lough provides an ideal location for studying marine orientated wildlife.

Opening Times

Open All Year

Cost

Free

Address

Larne Lough, Larne, BT40

Contact Details

Larne Visitor Information Centre: Tel: 0300 124 5000 e: lticreception@midandeastantrim.gov.uk Address: Larne Visitor Information Centre, Narrow Gauge Road, Larne BT40 1XB

KILCOAN GARDENS

The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee, with beautiful views over Larne Lough and include a cottage garden, orchard, vegetable area and herb garden. The recently established cut flower field includes eight raised beds full of annuals and five large perennial beds all of which contain plants suitable for cut flower production. There are also several established perennial beds, a willow arch and a newly planted prairie border. Organically run, the gardens are full of a diverse range of wildlife including many different birds and insects, with several wildflower meadows and a small pond. The gardens are open 12pm-5pm on Wednesday to Sunday (April to September) for garden visits and they run courses and events throughout the year.

Opening Times

April- September Wednesday - Sundays      

Address

240 Middle Road, Islandmagee BT40 3TG

Contact Details

Cherry Townsend Tel: 07703 519 564 Website: www.kilcoangardens.com Email: cherry@kilcoangardens.com
THE RINKHA ICE CREAM PARLOUR,

THE RINKHA ICE CREAM PARLOUR

In 1921, Mr and Mrs. WJ Hawkins (Snr) owned a small general store in Islandmagee called The Gobbins Stores. It was here that the soon-to-be famous Rinkha home-made ice cream recipe was conceived. In those days wooden churns were used and turned by hand – and it was very hard work! WJ Snr was a progressive man and in 1935 he also decided to build a dancehall – an ambitious project in an area as sparsely populated as Islandmagee! Undeterred WJ Snr asked the local community to help name this new Islandmagee landmark and the choice was made when historian Dixon Donaldson suggested… ‘The Rinkha’ – an Irish interpretation meaning place of dance/place of mirth. Today the Rinkha remains a popular local, family-owned general shop, with ice cream parlour, café and toy store.

Opening Times

Spring/Summer Monday to Saturday 8am - 9pm (10pm from June) Sunday 9am - 9pm (10pm from June)

Autumn/Winter Monday to Saturday 8am - 8pm Sunday 9am - 8pm


Cost

N/A

Address

55 Middle Road, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim, BT40 3SW

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9335 3229 e:info@therinkha.com
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Work is well underway at The Gobbins and the attraction is on track to reopen in time for the peak summer season.

 

The Gobbins Path tour will operate for two/thirds of the path up until the Man ‘o’War sea stack. Visitors will be also have an additional guided tour of Portmuck harbour where they will learn about the sea life, geology and history of this picturesque gem in Islandmagee.

 

Tours will be held hourly from 10am to 6pm and each tour will last approx. 2.5 hours. Booking prices and conditions are available via out website www.thegobbinscliffpath.com.

 

Priority booking will be given to members of the public who have previously had tours cancelled due to our closure last year.

Have you a gift card from The Gobbins which you havent used yet? We are also giving priority to those with a gift card to book for the summer season before we open sales on general release.

The Gobbins guest relations team are currently welcoming inquiries from anyone holding a valid gift card. To inquire further, please don’t hesitate to contact the Gobbins Visitors Centre on 02893372318 quoting your gift card number (found at the bottom of your gift card).

 

 

Once priority booking is complete, tickets will be put on general release at the beginning of June through our website.

 

We will update you again once the on line booking has gone live.

 

If you have any queries, please contact us on 028 9337 2318.

 

 

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