Glenarm Castle – for 400 years the family home of the Earls of Antrim and the setting of a glorious Walled Garden. Beautiful and filled with colour throughout the seasons, the garden is open from May, when you can see the fabulous displays of spring bulbs along with the apple and pear blossom, right up until the end of September when the garden is still in bloom with rich displays of herbaceous plants.
Volcanic activity 60 million years ago led to the formation of the 38,000 basalt columns that make up the Giant's Causeway. Hexagonal in shape, the stones stretch far out into sea and some stand as tall as 36ft (12m). The site has attracted international attention for its unique geological make-up, but locals have their own story to tell. They say the causeway was the work of one giant named Finn MacCool. How else can you explain the Chimney Stacks that mark Finn's home, his old Organ, or the giant boot that he discarded on the shore?