Perched on the tip of the famous Causeway Coastal Route, sits Ballygally Castle Hotel Co. Antrim. The hotel encompasses a stunning 17th century castle which overlooks the golden sands of Ballygally Bay, and has uninterrupted views towards Scotland. A stay here is a journey in more ways than one. It’s the perfect base for exploring the stunning Antrim Coast, just a stone’s throw from the 9 Glens of Antrim, not to mention the Giant’s Causeway itself. Relax and explore your more creative side, read a novel, write a novel or paint in the hotel’s beautiful gardens. Drive a vintage car along the coast. Golf. Fish. Or join in the many activities provided by the hotel and places nearby.
All 54 bedrooms at Ballygally Castle are designed with relaxation and comfort in mind. Each room is tasteful decorated, combining contemporary décor with the distinctive character and charm of the Castle, and each of our beds have a luxurious ‘cloud mattress’ that will ensure you get a comfortable night’s rest. Many of our rooms boast stunning views over Ballygally Bay or the beautifully landscaped gardens of the Castle.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Flat Screen TV
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- iPod Docking Station and Radio
- Tea and Coffee Hospitality Tray
The Garden Restaurant:
Set within the original 17th Century walls, The Garden Restaurant serves up a range of delicious bistro and table d’hote menus for lunch or dinner, featuring many dishes made using the finest local produce. Stop by for Sunday Lunch in the magnificent River Room. Traditional roasts, contemporary fayre, family catch-ups and stunning views across the bay and beyond to Scotland make it a special place to be. Not forgetting Afternoon Tea, a pastry and cake-fest for the palette
On The Map: Ballygally is located on the eastern coast of Northern Ireland, just 3 miles north of the major town of Larne
Notable features of the town include the distinct headland of Ballygally Head, O’Haloran’s Castle, The White Bear Rock, a lovely sandy beach, Ballygally Castle and a new community centre. Ballygally beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike especially during the summer months. Ballygally Castle, reputed to be the oldest occupied building in Ireland, has a reputation for being haunted. It sits in the middle of the village at the junction with the road to Cairncastle and contains a 4-star hotel with renovated bar and restaurant. The castle was built around 1625 for James Shaw of Greenock and is one of Ireland’s best-preserved Scottish baronial style plantation houses. Ballygally now has a brand new two-storey community centre which includes a Spar shop with some Post Office facilities at ground level and a Community Hall on the first floor. The shop and restaurant which previously existed on this site was demolished in 2008, The Community Hall has weekly events and social activities throughout the year.