Larne is a busy coastal town offering a wide range of shops from high street stores to traditional family businesses to suit everyone's taste and pocket. A popular variety market is held every Wednesday morning in Larne market yard.
One of the most modern roll on / roll off ferry ports in the United Kingdom, the town has no shortage of visitors and makes an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful countryside of County Antrim and the famous Causeway Coastal Route.
Whether you have Larne connections or are a stranger to the area, you will enjoy browsing through the many artifacts on display at Larne Museum in the historic Carnegie Building, formerly the old Larne library. The museum holds local collections and exhibitions pertinent to the history and heritage of the Borough and hosts a series of challenging and enlightening exhibitions on local heritage, crafts and arts throughout the year.
The town boasts several excellent parks and recreation facilities within easy reach of the town centre.
An imposing statue, commermorating Larne's role in the eighteenth century as a port of emigration, is situated in the town's Curran Park. The statue features a family group on their way to an emigrant ship, possibly the 'Friends Goodwill' which was the first vessel to set sail from Larne to the Americas in 1717.
As well as marking our American connections, Curran Park has excellent bowling and play facilities within its attractive grounds. It also offers privately operated caravan and camping facilities convenient to the town centre.
The Town Park, situated off Glenarm Road, offers excellent tennis courts and a children's playground, while the less energetic may prefer a stroll along the Bankheads. The park is close to Larne Promenade, Chaine Memorial Tower and local landmarks such as the Princess Victoria Memorial, the Clyde Valley Memorial and the William Bald Memorial, dedicated to the engineer and the men who built the Antrim Coast Road.
Chaine Park, named in honour of James Chaine, who developed the sea route to Scotland, overlooks the North Channel and is an attractive spot from which to admire the magnificent views towards Scotland.