Welcome to a place that is immensely beautiful, desirable and unique; enjoy the gardens and castles, the spectacular scenery and the millennia of history that make the Borough so special.
This is an ancient landscape, nestling between Lough Neagh and Belfast Lough, shaped and moulded by over 7,000 years of settlement, farming and faith. It is a complex and intriguing region, a perfect place for the thrill seeker, the amateur historian or a family day out. Antrim and Newtownabbey has been compared to the fine linen cloth that once flowed from the many textile mills that once flourished here. Just like that linen, Antrim and Newtownabbey has many different threads, each subtly different, but woven together to create a place that is immensely beautiful, desirable and unique.
This means that when you visit our Borough, you will be able to enjoy the gardens and castles, the spectacular scenery and the millennia of history that make this place so special. You can get active in our forests and parks or on our rivers and loughs. You can taste great food in our restaurants and watch compelling drama in our theatres. You will meet warm, friendly folk who enjoy passing the time of day and love a good yarn. In short, you’ll form memories that will last a lifetime. It’s in our nature to make sure that you do!