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Welcome to Ballymoney

Welcome to the home of Ballymoney or in Gaelic Baile Monaidh online, a travel guide to our fun-loving market town that grew from humble beginnings into a top-rated town centre destination for Northern Ireland locals and those worldwide. Ballymoney District, now part of the Causeway Coast and Glens borough council, has been the place to base yourself since Victorian times.

Ballymoney Town historically has been the location of a market for many within the parish and further afield. However, with our location on the main road to multiple beautiful beaches, the stunning scenery or the Glens of Antrim or the North Sperrins and fantastic food have seen the town adapt with the time.

The Causeway Coasts Perfect Base!

In Ballymoney, you can have a peaceful or action-packed holiday with many attractions set in the spectacular Causeway Coast scenery, with something to please the entire family all year round! Situated just a short drive along the coast road from world heritage site The Giants Causeway, overlooked by the famous Dunluce Castle and bounded by Royal Portrush Golf Club

With a population of around 10000 people who call Ballymoney county Antrim home. Ballymoney town historically has been located in the north west of the county, close to the border of counties Antrim and Derry. The town historically has been of great significance over the years, with many buildings such as the town hall and more telling many stories. There is a heritage walk, along with many bike rides, starting at the Town hall and taking in the many hidden categories of the Causeway Coast and glens district


Find Ballymoney Hotels, B&Bs and Holiday Lets

Ballymoney is home to a wide range of award-winning and highly rated hotels, Bed & Breakfast and holidays lets that allow you to get the most from your trip to North Antrim and explore the Causeway Coastal Route

Ballymoney Hotels

Ballymoney has over 20 amazing hotels that provide an excellent base to explore the town and Causeway Coast

Ballymoney Bed & Breakfasts

Ballymoney has dozens of locally run Bed & Breakfasts, including a number of 5 Star B&BS

Ballymoney Apartments

If you are looking for a home away from home, Ballymoney has all kinds of Apartments, Houses and cottages for holiday lets

The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges, one of the most popular attractions in Northern Ireland, is a beautiful row of beach trees made famous by appearances in TV shows and films such as Game of Thrones. The Dark Hedges is a favourite stop on the Causeway Coastal Route road trip, running along Ireland’s North Coast from Belfast to Derry.

This guide will look at everything you need to know to get the most out of your visit to the Dark Hedges, including how to get there, where to park, how to avoid the crowds, and places to stay nearby.

Carrick A Rede

Carrick-a-rede is a famous footbridge near Ballintoy, just 17 miles from Ballymoney on the North Coast of Northern Ireland.

Carrick-a-rede is from the Irish Carraig a’ Ráid, meaning “rock of the casting”.

The footbridge connects a tiny rock island called Carrick-a-rede to the mainland, earning the name Carrick-a-rede footbridge.

Carrick a rede has had a bridge for over 350 years, initially built at the start of each fishing season with slates of wood strung up with just one guide rope.


The Giants Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway

Just a few miles from Ballymoney lies the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only world heritage site. This fascinating place is home to over 40000 interlocking hexagonal basalt columns that rise from the sea. An excellent visitor centre at the Causeway is operated by the National Trust. Here you can find out about and experience flora and fauna, the geology, the history and even the myths surrounding the Causeway. You can see Portrush from the end on a clear day if you are lucky.

Nearby Towns

Welcome to the home of Ballymoney online, our fun-loving market town that grew from a humble market town into the top-rated destination for Northern Ireland locals and those worldwide. Ballymoney County Antrim has been the centre of many activities since Victorian times. With being so close to many beautiful beaches, stunning scenery of the Antrim Glens and fantastic food, we know you’ll love it.



Portstewart is one of the gems of the causeway coast and Glens area. A seaside town just over the county Antrim border near to Portrush. The town hosts three golf courses, the main prom and is watched over by Dominican College a former convent and a Castle. To the west of the town lie the award-wining Portstewart Strand. 1.5 miles of beach and dunes.


The Strand is on the other side of the Portrush peninsula (Ramore Head). Behind the Arcadia This 2 miles long stretch of golden sands is perfect for swimming, walking (including dogs) and generally admiring the sweeping views. This golden sand stretch is also home to several international events such as the Portrush Airshow and has hosted large concerts.

The world-famous Royal Portrush Golf Club is prestigiously placed right next to the beach and ancient sand dunes. The Course was hoe to the 2019 Open Championship, the most extensive Open by attendances outside St Andrews.



Whiterocks Beach Portrush

The Town of Portrush stands on a peninsula (Ramore Head) on the North county Antrim border of the causeway coast and glens. The town has 2 miles long stretch of golden sands is perfect for swimming, walking (including dogs) and generally admiring the sweeping views. This golden sand stretch is also home to several international events such as the Portrush Airshow and has hosted large concerts.

The world-famous Royal Portrush Golf Club is placed right next to the beach and ancient sand dunes. The Course was hoe to the 2019 Open Championship, the most extensive Open by attendances outside St Andrews.

Entertainment In Ballymoney

Barry’s Amusements (Now Currys Ammuzements) is probably Portrush’s most famous attraction, one of Ireland’s largest amusement parks. Barry is ideally situated between Portrush Railway Station, The Harbour and overlooking Mill Strand. Barry’s has been entertaining families since 1925 and is still thriving, providing hours of entertainment for all the family with the thrills of a ghost train, helter-skelter, cyclone, hobby horses, dodgems and roller coasters.


Causeway International Airshow

Portrush Airshow

The Portrush Causeway International Airshow: Northern Ireland International Airshow’ is a two-day flagship air event held annually in September in the seaside town of Portrush The fantastic air displays on each day by the likes of the Red Arrows, Lancaster Bombers, and even aerial fireworks display plenty of entertainment on the ground in Portrush County Antrim.

North West 200

Each May, the famous Motorbike Road Racing event, The Nw 200, established in 1929, held on a 9 mi (14 km) street circuit known as the Triangle between the towns Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush. The Course is one of the fastest globally, with average speeds of 120 mph (190 km/h) and top speeds over 210 mph (340 km/h). The NW 200 is the largest annual sporting event in Northern Ireland, with the race weekend attracting over 100 riders and 150,000 visitors worldwide. Previous Winners from Ballymoney include Joey Dunlop, Robert Dunlop and more

North West 200

Ballymoney Nightlife

Ballymoney Nightlife

This lively spot is the hub of local nightlife in the area. Kelly’s is ‘Northern Ireland’s Premier Night club’ based just outside Portrush town on the coastal road across from Royal Portrush Golf Club. It has a lot to offer with numerous nightclubs, including ‘Lush’ Nightclub, which hosts world-famous DJs. There is also the Deerstalker Hotel, Bar and Grill.

The town is filled in the summer and has an upbeat holiday vibe as families flock there. Ballymoney County Antrim is quieter in the winter, but you’ll still find the holiday atmosphere even in the colder weather. 

Attractions Near Ballymoney

Ballymoney is perfectly situated on the Causeway Coast, or North Antrim Coast, to explore the many amazing towns, historical sites and awe-inspiring things to see. From Ballymoney, you are within a short drive of some of the best-known tourist attractions in the work, let alone Northern Ireland. From the sets of some of the most renowned television series to world heritage sites.

Sites To Visit Near Ballymoney


A walk down Main Street you’ll pass historic iconic buildings such as the ‘The White House’, one of the world’s first mail-order stores with its first catalogue going out in the 1890s, The Belfast Bank Building, the Arcadia and the Londonderry Arms. There are lots to do from traditional bingo, slots and penny fall to excellent cafes and restaurants. The main street also links the Harbour and two of the three spectacular Portrush Beaches, West Strand & East Strand, leading onto White rocks beach and Royal Portrush Golf Club.

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle overlooks Portrush and White Rocks beach from the east, just along the Coast. Perch on a rocky outcrop, Dunluce castle has starred in many blockbusters but most recently in the HBO Series Game Of Thrones. The castle has spectacular views over Portrush, the Causeway Coast and the Atlantic Ocean.

Dunluce Castle

Mussenden Temple & Downhill

Mussenden Temple is heading West from Ballymoney over the mountain road on the North Coast. The Temple is located in the stunning surroundings of Downhill Demesne on the North Coast of Ireland, not far from Castlerock in Co. Londonderry and only 15 minutes drive from Portrush. The Temple sits precariously on the edge of towering 120ft cliffs overlooking Loch Foyle and the Atlantic Sea towards Donegal and the Atlantic Ocean.