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. 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 TimesOpen All Year
AddressChaine Memorial Road Larne BT40 1AD
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.
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.