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Best things to do in Ballycastle

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bus Station
“Located in the town centre O'Connors Bar offers a relaxing lunch and dinner menus. Traditional bar with great Irish food. Large beer garden that welcomes the afternoon sun.”
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Food
“Beautiful restaurant and traditional bar in the heart of the town that offers not only award winning food but a great atmosphere, live music, open fire, wide range of beers and wines. Be sure to check this place out.”
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Bakery
“Great coffee, pastries and one of kind sourdough bread. Gorgeous hidden gem that offers something different fro the usual cafes in the area. Great vegan and vegetarian options and real fresh foods.”
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Café
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“Great for breakfast lunch or dinner. Lovely atmosphere friendly staff and great home cooked meals. Caters for vegetarians and vegan diets. ”
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Fish & Chip Shop
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“A really popular fish & chip shop, visited from miles around. A must if you're in Ballycastle.”
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Restaurant
“Delicious varied menu using locally sourced produce, especially if you enjoy seafood. Very reasonably priced with a decent wine selection also. A good early bird menu also available. Booking advisable at the weekends as very popular with local residents.”
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Bar
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“Only open on Friday and Saturday evening this is an essential place to hear great Irish music. The bar is from the late 1700s and still in pristine condition. Musicians from across Ireland play here. ”
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Convenience Store
“You can find all your essentials here, groceries, wine and beer, and much more. ”
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Natural Feature
“It’s stunningly beautiful and quieter than some of the other beaches on the Causeway Coast. I walk there every day. Stunning views to Rathlin Island, Fairhead and Scotland. ”
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Café
“Great location on the sea front next to the marina so the view as you eat is stunning. The menu is extensive, the portion size generous and the value is exceptional. A must for a tasty breakfast or a leisurely lunch.”
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Establishment
“Situated in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' on the North Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland between the world famous Causeway Coast and the Glens of Antrim. Ballycastle Golf Club offers a full 18 hole, part links, part parkland, championship course open to members and visitors all year round.”
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Convenience Store
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Point of Interest
“Bonamargy Friary was built close to the mouth of the Carey and Shesk rivers by Rory MacQuillan in 1500. The rival MacDonnell clan fought for and claimed the friary from the MacQuillans in 1588. The cloister, gatehouse, altar and church are well preserved except for the thatch roof. There are many interesting features including the east window, a staircase and a sealed burial vault. The coffins of several Earls of Ulster and chieftain, Sorley Boy MacDonnell, lie within.”
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Point of Interest
“Very close to house by tennis courts. Lawn bowling welcomes visitors. For 3 pounds ($5) per person you can enjoy/try lawn bowling: Balls and equipment are available included in the fee. flat shoes required. ”
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Café
“The best place in town for a tasty treat located on the sea front serving the best ice cream sundaes and novelty drinks. Great value and great selection”
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Bar
“Enjoy a great nights craic in the modern front bar or head to the nigh club to dance the night away”
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