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Culture Itinerary


Culturally Curious 1 Day Itinerary

10:00am

Spend an hour or so browsing through the displays in the Museum at The Mill. You’ll gain a fascinating insight to the textile industry and the effect it had on the lives of those who worked in it. Enjoy refreshments in the café while you’re there.

11:00am

Why not visit Sentry Hill, a perfectly-preserved 19th century farm house that gives us a glimpse into a rural way of life that has long disappeared. It’s also the ancestral home of a remarkable family of writers, collectors and radical thinkers... the McKinneys.
 

Or, call into Patterson’s Spade Mill, a National Trust property. It’s the last water-driven spade mill still working in the British Isles. You can take part in a tour and watch as a spade is made... it’s a bit like stepping back into the Industrial Revolution.

1:00pm

Head to Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House. The 400-year old gardens have been sensitively restored, including the beautiful Anglo Dutch style canals and ponds that are unique in NorthernIreland. The Gardens have a lovely café for lunch.

3:30pm

Explore Pogue’s Entry Historical Cottage to find out about the lives of ordinary Irish
country folk in the mid to late 1800s.

4:30pm

Visit the 10th-century Antrim Round Tower, built as part of a monastic settlement.

5:30pm

Make your way back to your accommodation and finish the day by going to a show at one of the theatres in the Borough.