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Out and about

Longview House is the perfect base for exploring all that Northern Irelands has to offer.

Here are just some of the amazing places that are on our doorstep…

(Distances given are approximate driving distances from Longview House.)

"Krissi and Chris are superb hosts and they know the area well, so we found some amazing Game of Thrones secret places."

Castles, Houses and Gardens
  • Dunluce Castle – 12 miles (19 km) 
  • Runkerry House – 13 miles (21 km)
  • Downhill Demesne, Mussenden Temple & Hezlett House – 15 miles (24 km)
  • Kinbane Castle – 17 miles (28 km)
  • Springhill House – 30 miles (48 km)
  • Carrickfergus Castle – 44 miles (70 km)
  • Botanic Gardens – 49 miles (78 km)
  • Mount Stewart House & Gardens – 64 miles (100 km)
  • The Crom Estate – 90 miles (145 km)
Coastal Villages and Towns

All with blue flag beaches:

  • Portrush (East and West Strands), Portstewart, Portballintrae and White Park Bay are all 12 miles (20 kms) driving distance from Ballymoney

 

  • Benone Strand and Downhill Beach – 18 and 15 miles respectively
Golf Courses
  • Royal Portrush – 12 miles (19 km)
  • Portstewart (two golf courses) – 14 miles (22 km)
  • Roe Park Golf Course – 25 miles (40 km)
Eating Out
  • Zinc, Ballymoney – 3 miles (5 km)
  • Newbridge Restaurant, Coleraine – 9 miles (15km)
  • The Tides Restaurant, Portrush – 16 miles (26 km)
  • Amici, Portstewart – 14 miles (22 km)
  • The Ramore, Portush 14 miles (22 km)
  • Panky Doos, Portrush – 14 miles (22 km)
  • Urban, Portrush – (14 miles)
Game of Thrones Locations

We are very lucky to have 11 Game of Thrones filming locations most of which are within 20 miles of Longview House:

  • Cushendun Caves
  • Shillanavogy Road
  • Dark Hedges
  • Murlough Bay
  • Balitoy Harbour
  • Dunluce Castle
  • Portstewart Strand
  • Mussenden Temple & Downhill Beach

Further afield are the following:

  • Tollymore Forest park
  • Inch Abbey
  • Castle Ward

 

Please see our blog and free ‘Discover Northern Ireland’ series for more details, including the Game of Thrones ‘Journey of Doors’ trail.

Coastal Walks

The BIG one is the Causeway Coastal Path.

A 33 mile linear path starting from the Barmouth at the far end of Portstewart strand – 16 miles (25 km) from Longview House.

The Gobbins Coastal path.

Reputed to be the best coastal walk in Europe – 47 miles (76 km) from Longview House.

The best local Attractions
  • Bushmills Distillery – 15 miles (24 km)
  • Giants Causeway – 16 miles (25 km)
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – 22miles (35 km)
  • White Park Bay – 16 miles (25 km)
  • Walled city of Derry – 37 miles (59 km)
  • The Titanic Experience – 48 miles (77 km)
  • Ulster-American Folk Park – 55 miles (89 km)
  • Ulster Folk and Transport Museum – 52 miles (83 km)
  • Armagh Planetarium – 58 miles (93 km)