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Tourism Project Unlocks Experiences Across Antrim And Newtownabbey

Published on May 16 2022 11:40 AM in General Industry tagged: Trending Posts / Antrim / Newtownabbey / Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

Tourism Project Unlocks Experiences Across Antrim And Newtownabbey

A series of unique tourism experiences revealing the ancient buildings, castles and gardens of Antrim & Newtownabbey has been developed as part of a Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs funded project in conjunction with Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council.


Tourism businesses from across the borough have been working with a team of tourism experts in a development process that has culminated in the design and launch of several unique experiences for the area.

The experiences developed as part this project include Antrim's Hidden Gems Tours: a full day tour that explores the highlights of the Borough and includes visits to the The Whitehouse, Round Tower, Castle Gardens and Antrim town centre;, an exclusive visit to Shane's Castle Estate; and a stop at the Loughkeepers Cottage to sample traditional Lough Neagh eel and hear tales from local fishermen.

Statement By Mayor Of Antrim And Newtownabbey

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Cllr. Billy Webb stated, "I am very excited about the tourism products developed as part of the Ancient Buildings, Castles & Gardens of Antrim & Newtownabbey project. With thanks to funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs we have revealed a range of amazing experiences using the unique places and spaces bespoke to the Borough. The Council will continue to work together with the businesses involved as we focus on developing, enhancing and promoting our tourism product to national and international visitors."

Further Information

Further information on council tourism projects can be at

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