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 TimesOpen All Year
AddressJoymount, CARRICKFERGUS BT38 7DN
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 and as such is one of the largest memorials in Northern Ireland. It is constructed with squared Annalong granite, The Tower was built in memory of James Chaine MP who contributed much to the development of Larne Harbour. The original intention was for the tower to become a lighthouse. It has certainly stood like a sentinel over the Lough for well over a hundred years.
Opening TimesCurrently viewing is external only. It can safely be reached from the shore by a narrow walkway but its front door remains locked to the public, with the exception of publicised European Heritage Open Days.
AddressChaine Memorial Road Larne BT40 1AD
Contact DetailsT: (028) 9336 6666 Visit: https://shapedbyseaandstone.com/index.php/attraction/chaine-memorial-tower
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.
Monday – Friday 10:00 - 16:30 Closes for lunch (no set time) - please call to confirm times Open one Saturday per month - please call to confirm dates