Things to see and do - Antrim
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Steeple Park GB - Antrim 3440
A round, remarkably-preserved bell tower, 27 m high, stands surrounded by trees. Its conical summit has been restored. It is thought to date back to around 900 and is the only vestige of a large 6C monastery, abandoned in 1147.
Museums and art
Church St. GB - Antrim 3440
Standing in a narrow street is a simple hut, the birthplace of Alexander Irvine (1863-1941), who became a missionary in the Bowery district of New York. The room giving onto the street served as a kitchen, living room and shoemaker's shop for his fat..
Nature and gardens
Clotworthy Arts Centre GB - Antrim 3440
Behind the marketplace and the Law Courts (1726) is a magnificent Tudor-style doorway, giving onto the park of the former family residence of the Clotworthy family, which burned down accidentally in 1922. Monuments in memory of the family, their dogs..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
A57 GB - Templepatrick BT39
Sarah Upton had a mausoleum built in the walled cemetery in memory of her husband, Arthur. It was designed by Robert Adam in Palladian style in around 1770 and has plaques commemorating the Uptons who received the title of Viscounts of Templetown. To..
4 Portglenone Road GB - Randalstown
This charming oval church with arched windows was built of black stone in 1790. The porch, with curved flights of stairs leading to the inner gallery, was added in 1829. A row of oval ox-eye windows was inserted in 1929 when the walls were also raise..
Museums and art
751 Antrim Road - Templepatrick GB - Templepatrick BT39
This unique sole-survivor of the water mills used to manufacture spades was built in 1919. Five generations of Pattersons worked in the mill until 1990. A tour of the mill shows the various stages in the traditional manufacture of spades, entirely ha..