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  • SharonJT67
    Durham, UK5,280 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty little village made popular by the GoT series so would recommend you visit out of peak tourist season to appreciate it, not a lot to do there with one pub left open as the other is not accepting guests, worth a walk down to the shingled beach to see the caves.
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • Johanne M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Christmas fairy trail. Everyone was so friendly and took time to speak to my 2 year old. Santa was amazing and it’s the first time my 2 year old has went anywhere near santa, he took his time to speak to her. Definitely would recommend
    Written December 19, 2023
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  • Kate K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great historical site. Made even better by our guide from the Interpretive centre. So impressed by her knowledge of the local area and genuine interest in the story of the Arthur family. And to top it all off a demonstration of baking traditional soda bread over a peat fire. Well worth a visit. One of the highlights of my trip to Northern Ireland. 🇨🇦Kate
    Written October 22, 2023
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  • catmcaleese72
    Ballymena, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loving the new assault coarse for the kids ,she really enjoyed it and helps with confidence building
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • Rosemary H
    Belfast, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited Gracehill with my family and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. A guided tour showed us the beautiful preserved village . We were told many interesting stories of the lives of those who had lived there , and visited God's Acre where family members from generations before had been buried. I definitely recommend a visit. Rosemary
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • aengusmum
    West Sussex394 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a 1st time visitor to NI, it quickly becomes apparent that shopping is a very different experience here. We felt that Ballymena overall is 'on the up', especially compared with many mainland UK towns which are definitely not! Some nice, niche and upmarket brands coming in, mixed in with the expected Boots, discount and pop-up shops. Also Taboo Donuts which was fab and had a nice upmarket feel to it. Hope that the shops outside Fairhill enjoy some shared success, there's some interesting ones.
    Written November 9, 2018
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  • David M
    Newtownabbey, UK140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tucked away in the middle of the Moravian village of Gracehill is a little treasure. The church , still with it's separate men's and woman'e entrances ( though not adhered to now ) and with the simplicity that many ornate cathedrals lack. Well worth a visit when in Ballymena.
    Written January 27, 2020
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  • BelfastFoodTravelMan
    Belfast, UK5,961 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I popped into the library to find out about the local history of Ballymena. Firstly the building is impressive, secondly staff very friendly, third there was lots on the history of Ballymena. A superb resource.
    Written November 2, 2016
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  • Barradale
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came across The Ticket Bakehouse at the station while exploring Cullybackey and it was such a lovely surprise. Even though trade was brisk (which didn't surprise me at all) I couldn't have had a nicer and warmer welcome. The coffee was delicious and the freshly baked delights beyond description (I had a blueberry and lemon scone that melted in my mouth and was absolutely stunning - I'll never forget it). What a wonderful find!
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • WGL1950
    Bangor, UK245 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very good Irish league ground now. There is also an excellent 3G training pitch beside the main pitch and modern facilities in changing rooms etc
    Written January 30, 2020
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  • mercer001
    Belfast, UK12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    pleasant walk round the village close to town centre good restaurant in complex well maintained some tight parking
    Written December 13, 2020
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  • Steveodo
    Carrickfergus, UK6,044 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very impressive sight. I did not get to go inside, the church was closed. I was walking around the town, and the extraordinary stand of trees on their front lawn was impossible to ignore. The site was open, so I could walk around the church. I liked the details in the stonework. A plaque says its mid-nineteenth century, but it may have been changed after a fire. In spite of the bell tower being very tall, the trees now manage to look down on it. The gatehouse is very cute. It seemed to be under guard from a black, one-eyed cat the day I was there.
    Written May 1, 2021
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