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.

JACOBEAN KNOT GARDEN

Located adjacent to the Town Wall at Joymount, this delightful garden has been designed to recreate the formal Jacobean Knot Garden of Joymount Palace, the home of Sir Arthur Chichester. Chichester was responsible for the successful Plantation Policy of settling Carrickfergus with English and lowland Scots settlers. He supervised the building of the stone Town Wall in 1608, built Joymount Palace as his home and St. Nicholas Parish Church was redesigned in 1614 to accommodate his family chapel and crypt. A mural in the archway depicts Sir Arthur walking in the garden. Visitors can walk through the garden into the adjoining Shaftesbury Park.

Opening Times

Open All Year

Cost

Free

Address

Joymount, CARRICKFERGUS BT38 7DN

Contact Details

Carrickfergus Tourist Information Centre & Museum
11 Antrim Street
Carrickfergus County Antrim
BT38 7DG
Tel:030012450000

CHAINE MEMORIAL TOWER

The Tower stands on the western side of Larne Lough at the entrance to the harbour and can be seen by visitors coming in by sea. it can safely be reached from the shore by a narrow walkway.

The Tower is a replica of an Irish Round Tower built in 1887 to a design by a well-known local architect. The Tower stands 27m high and 7.5m wide at base. it is constructed with squared Annalong granite, The Tower was built in memory of James Chaine who contributed much to the development of Larne Harbour. After a request from Mariners the tower was converted into a lighthouse by the Commissioners of Irish Lights in March 1899 and has stood like a sentinel over the Lough for well over a hundred years.

Opening Times

Open All Year  

Cost

Free

Address

Chaine Memorial Road Larne BT40 1AD

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

LARNE MUSUEM AND ARTS CENTRE

Housed in the former Carnegie Free Library, Larne Museum and Arts Centre boasts one permanent and one temporary exhibition gallery, an auditorium and an education room. The Museum charts Larne Borough’s maritime, agricultural, industrial and social history through a range of exhibits and interactive features. The temporary gallery plays host to a wide variety of exhibitions each year including historic, costume and art exhibitions. The building is also home to Larne Drama Circle and Larne Art Club who hold club meetings and classes during the season from September to March. There are also a number of events held throughout the year, which can include murder mystery evenings, launches, musical evenings and art workshops etc.

Opening Times

Open Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.30pm

Holiday Closing 2016

The museum will be closed on the following dates:   Thursday 17th March, Friday 25th March - Tuesday 29th March, Monday 2nd May, Monday 30th May, Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 13th July, Monday 29th August and Monday 26th - Tuesday 27th December.  


Cost

Free

Address

2 Victoria Road, Larne BT40 1RN

Contact Details

Tel: (028) 2827 9482 Email: marian.kelso@midandeastantrim.gov.uk   Visit: www.larnemuseumandartscentre.co.uk
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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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