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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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to close The Gobbins Cliff Path. There will be no further tours and the Visitor Centre will be closed from Friday 20 March 2020, until further notice.

At this time, the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance and this decision has been made in line with the UK Government and Public Health Agency guidance.

If you have booked a tour online, this will be refunded within the next 7 days. Please contact the Guest Relations team if you made an offline booking, or if you have any other queries:

E: info@thegobbinscliffpath.com
T: 028 9337 2318

We would like to thank all our followers for your support and we look forward to showcasing this amazing experience again in the future, once the situation improves.

For the very latest coronavirus advice, please follow the guidance from the UK Government: bit.ly/2wWU9Wq and Public Health Agency: bit.ly/2WgKzbv.

 



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