Glenariff Falls

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This morning, we departed our lodgings in Larne and then drove south for about 30 mins to visit Carrickfergus Castle which dates from the 12th century and represents one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland. It was occupied for about 800 years, right up to WW2. Located on the coast and visitor friendly.

Carrickfergus Castle

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Inside Keeo at Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle

Next, we drove north to Glenarm Castle to visit the Walled Garden. This was originally used to supply fruit and vegetables for Glenarm Castle but is now filled with a wide variety of colourful flowers and plants.

Glenarm Castle Garden

Glenarm Castle Garden

Glenarm Castle Garden

Glenarm Castle Garden

Video clip of Garden

 

 

Next, to Glenariff Forest Park to visit the impressive waterfalls. We had lunch here.

 

Glenariff Waterfall

 

 

Glenariff Waterfall

 

Next to the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge on the northern coast.

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Carrick-a-Rede

Finally, we checked into our lodgings near Ballycastle and then dined at a seafood restaurant in the centre of Ballycastle

Ballycastle.

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Overall,m a successful day. Tomorrow, we visit The Gian’s Causeway and other sites along the north coast.

 

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