Need to know... Ballycastle

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Need to know... Ballycastle

Food Scene

Ballycastle's cafes and restaurants are typically small, family-run establishments. You won't find McDonald's or mainstream fast-food restaurants here, but there are plenty of 'chippies' to choose from (Morton's even catch their own fish!)
Wine bar and restaurant - suits large groups and family functions. Great steak!
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Central Wine Bar
Ann Street
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Wine bar and restaurant - suits large groups and family functions. Great steak!
Weekend evening menu - a little bit more expensive than its nearest rivals but a lovely setting below street level.
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The Cellar
11B The Diamond
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Weekend evening menu - a little bit more expensive than its nearest rivals but a lovely setting below street level.
Restaurant and pub grub in the bistro
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The Fullerton Arms
22 Main St
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Restaurant and pub grub in the bistro
Award-winning restaurant in Bushmills - ten minute drive from Crockatinney Cottages.
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Tartine at the Distillers Arms
140 Main St
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Award-winning restaurant in Bushmills - ten minute drive from Crockatinney Cottages.
Fish and chip shop - they catch their own fish!
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Morton's
9 Bayview Rd
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Fish and chip shop - they catch their own fish!
Much talked about beach-side restaurant - booking necessary (books up fast!)
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Harry's Shack
116 Strand Rd
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Much talked about beach-side restaurant - booking necessary (books up fast!)
The Ramore, with its pleasant views of Portrush, has landmark status on the North Coast - their sweet selection is delighful.
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Ramore Restaurants
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The Ramore, with its pleasant views of Portrush, has landmark status on the North Coast - their sweet selection is delighful.
Local artisan bakery - proudly gluten-ful and Ballycastle's most knowledgeable coffee aficionados.
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Ursa Minor
45 Ann St
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Local artisan bakery - proudly gluten-ful and Ballycastle's most knowledgeable coffee aficionados.
Off-sales arguably has the best booze selection in town. The Anzac is also a pub-bistro serving up locally sourced produce.
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ANZAC BAR, RESTAURANT & OFF SALES
5 Market St
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Off-sales arguably has the best booze selection in town. The Anzac is also a pub-bistro serving up locally sourced produce.

Drinks & Nightlife

You don't have to walk far to find a public house in Ballycastle. From quiet watering holes, (that become quickly crowded in summer) to licensed restaurants, and pub dance floors filled with unassuming youngsters on a Saturday night, you'll be guaranteed the craic wherever you go.
Traditional Irish music on Thursday and band at the weekend. Also does great food for reasonable prices!
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O'Connors Bar station
Ann Street
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Traditional Irish music on Thursday and band at the weekend. Also does great food for reasonable prices!
The Harbour Lights is a showcase of local contemporary musicians - Friday night 'jams' are in the Harbour Bar from 10pm.
Harbour Bar
North Street
The Harbour Lights is a showcase of local contemporary musicians - Friday night 'jams' are in the Harbour Bar from 10pm.
Ballycastle's oldest watering hole. Check out the sitting room - it's not unusual for a fire to be burning in the grate, even in summer.
The Boyd Arms
4 The Diamond
Ballycastle's oldest watering hole. Check out the sitting room - it's not unusual for a fire to be burning in the grate, even in summer.
Known locally as 'Wee Tom's' this quaint pub is typically open weekends. It hosts traditional music nights.
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The House of McDonnell
71 Castle St
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Known locally as 'Wee Tom's' this quaint pub is typically open weekends. It hosts traditional music nights.
Local night club and bar, attracts a younger crowd.
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Halo Ballycastle
5 The Diamond
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Local night club and bar, attracts a younger crowd.
Popular with locals, it's the place to play pool or watch sports.
Glenshesk Bar
76 Castle St
Popular with locals, it's the place to play pool or watch sports.

Sightseeing

If hiking, panoramic views, castles, and prehistoric geological wonders are your thing, you'll have to stop awhile to really experience Ballycastle and the North Coast. It's not enough just to see it!
Northern Ireland's first World Heritage Site.
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Giant's Causeway
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Northern Ireland's first World Heritage Site.
Gorgeous medieval castle within walking distance from Crockatinney Cottages.
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Kinbane Castle
81 Whitepark Rd
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Gorgeous medieval castle within walking distance from Crockatinney Cottages.
'Treacherous' rope bridge that historically was slung between the 'mainland' and 'the rock in the road' (Carrick-a-rede) by local fishermen (The modern version is a lot sturdier!)
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National Trust Carrick-a-Rede
119a Whitepark Rd
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'Treacherous' rope bridge that historically was slung between the 'mainland' and 'the rock in the road' (Carrick-a-rede) by local fishermen (The modern version is a lot sturdier!)
Visit the 9 Glens of Antrim. Check out Glenariffe - the princess glen!
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Glenariff Forest Park
Glenariffe Road
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Visit the 9 Glens of Antrim. Check out Glenariffe - the princess glen!
...stunning! Filming destination of Game of Thrones.
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Murlough Bay
Murlough Road
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...stunning! Filming destination of Game of Thrones.

Essentials

Open 7am - 11pm. Excellent sandwich and hot food counter -- but get there early if you want to pick up lunch on the go! It sells out fast.
EUROSPAR Ballycastle
6-8 Ramoan Rd
Open 7am - 11pm. Excellent sandwich and hot food counter -- but get there early if you want to pick up lunch on the go! It sells out fast.
Good selection of vegan and vegetarian options for cooking at home.
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Halo Ballycastle
5 The Diamond
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Good selection of vegan and vegetarian options for cooking at home.
Top up your fuel here from 7am - 11pm daily. Subway Sandwich franchise instore as well as the local Post Office.
Maxol Service Station SPAR, Ballycastle
Castle Street
Top up your fuel here from 7am - 11pm daily. Subway Sandwich franchise instore as well as the local Post Office.
The Post Office can usually help with any inquiries regarding money while traveling and postage information.
Ballycastle Post Office
25 Castle St
The Post Office can usually help with any inquiries regarding money while traveling and postage information.