Ballyclare is a popular place to head to while you are in Antrim as a large number of the area’s main attractions are close. Among the most popular attractions here are the fascinating Belfast Zoo and the remarkable Abbeycentre Shopping. Two other recommended attractions that are within a short distance of Ballyclare are Belfast Castle and the Cave Hill Country Park.
Sights such as Antrim Castle and Antrim Motte are great places to check out while you’re in Ballyclare. See some holy places such as the St. Nicholas Church in Carrickfergus. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and gain an appreciation of the impotence of faith in Ballyclare. Learn about history by visiting Carrickfergus Castle in Carrickfergus.
See if you can hit a hole in one at the Fortwilliam Golf Club in Belfast, amongst the best greens around.
If you love to find a great deal, explore the Junction One International Outlet Shopping Centre.
Nearby Solitude Football Stadium, Belfast is a great place to catch a game of soccer, and to see local heroes, the Cliftonville Football & Athletic Club, in action. On game days follow the sea of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs for a few post-game beers.
At the end of a day enjoying the charms of Ballyclare, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Check out the rooms and rates at the Hilton Templepatrick Hotel & Country Club, the Holiday Inn Express Antrim, or the Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus Belfast.