Ballintoy Village and Harbour
Story: Ballintoy Village and Harbour
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 11th March 2023
Trevor sets out to discover the charms of Ballintoy Village and Harbour.
- They can drive the stunning Causeway Coastal Route, which offers over 500kms of scenic driving roads around Northern Ireland.
- The road is an easy and enjoyable drive for Australians as the Island of Ireland roads are on the same side as Australia.
- The Gobbins Visitor and Community Centre offers a unique walking experience, incorporating spectacular bridges, tunnels, and staircases. The name "The Gobbins" comes from the Irish name 'An Gobain' meaning 'the points of rock'. First opened in 1902, this coastal curiosity has been brought back to life and reopened in 2015.
- Glenarm Village is the first of nine glens situated along the Antrim Coast Road, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- The village is one of the oldest chartered towns in Ulster and enjoys a significant history. The Glenarm Conservation Area boasts over 50 listed buildings, and the village has retained its historic street pattern.
- Its most notable building is Glenarm Castle, home of Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce and their family.
- Ballintoy Village and Harbour consist of an array of small shops and two churches. The picturesque village harbour has featured in HBO's blockbuster series Game of Thrones. This charming, coastal nook is where Theon Greyjoy returns to the Iron Islands (Lordsport Harbour) and meets his sister Yara. It is a stunning location.
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