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

Tel: 030012450000
visit:
https://shapedbyseaandstone.com/index.php/attraction/jacobean-knot-garden

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 Times

Currently 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.

Cost

Free

Address

Chaine Memorial Road Larne BT40 1AD

Contact Details

T: (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.

Opening Times

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


Cost

Free

Address

2 Victoria Road, Larne BT40 1RN

Contact Details

Tel: (028) 2826 2443 Email: marian.kelso@midandeastantrim.gov.uk   Visit: www.larnemuseumandartscentre.co.uk
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Booking is OPEN now

 

Welcome to The Gobbins….

The Gobbins Coastal Path is available for booking until Sunday 5th January 2020 and we look forward to welcoming you.

Due to the popularity of the spectacular guided walk it is advisable that visitors book in advance. We would also like to remind visitors partaking in tours that suitable outdoor clothing and walking/hiking boots with thick tread and ankle support are essential.

Our visitor Centre is open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm and the Café (view menu) is open daily from 9.00am until 4.00pm.

Please contact us on 028 9337 2318 or email info@thegobbinscliffpath.com if you would like further details.

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 A spectacular location where you can truly escape everyday life and experience nature at its most elemental. During your amazing 2.5 hour fully guided walking tour you may even taste the sea salt on your lips, feel the Irish Sea wind, marvel at tales of local smugglers, witness the native sea birds and keep your eyes open for some dolphins swimming off the rugged coastline.

The Gobbins experience will take you along a narrow path hugging the dramatic cliff face; across spectacular bridges amid the crashing waves of the North Channel; traversing hidden Tunnels under the Irish Sea; up and down rugged staircases carved into the cliff face and into caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers.

 

The Gobbins Experience

The Gobbins Path is an arduous trek that is often narrow and uneven, accessed by a very steep pathway. Due to the nature of the rugged coastal location suitable outdoor clothing and walking/hiking  boots with thick tread and ankle support are essential. Without exception, all guests must wear a safety helmet whilst experiencing The Gobbins. To enjoy The Gobbins a good level of fitness is needed. You must be fit enough to climb 50 flights of stairs and walk a very steep 1 in 5 gradient.



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