Causeway Coastal Route
Travelling along the A2 road you will come to the villages of Ballycarry and Islandmagee, they are both really scenic. If you continue to follow the Coast road you will pass through Magheramourne and Glynn before arriving in Larne.
Larne is regarded by many as the gateway to the Causeway Coast and Glens. Travelling along the Antrim Coast road you will pass through the Black Arch. This is a fine example of engineering by William Bald which was completed in 1832 it has opened up this area of outstanding beauty, allowing anyone who takes a trip apreciate the fantastic views as you drive along this stunning coastline. After travelling a few miles you will find Carnfunnock Country Park.
Continuing along the road you will then come to Ballygally which has its very own ghost! Legend has it this is the ghost of Lady Isobella Shaw, wife of Lord James Shaw. Lord Shaw wanted a son, so when he got his heir, he snatched the baby from his wife and locked her in a room at the top of the castle. It is thought that as Lady Isobella tried to escape to look for her son she fell from the tower to her death! Although another theory thought to be true is that the cruel Lord Shaw actually through Lady Isobella out of the tower window himself or got one of his henchmen to do it for him. Her ghost has been reported as a 'friendly' spirit who walks the corridors of the old castle.
Travel another 8 miles and you will arrive in the beautiful village of Glenarm. Also this is the first of the nine Glens of Antrim! Once you have explored Glenarm if you follow the A2 coast road this will bring you to another charming village of Carnlough. This is where you will see the second of the Glens.
The journey continues along the road for another 6 miles when you will arrive at Garron Point. It is here that you will discover a landmark in itself, which is known as Garron Tower. This is not open to the public as it is a school. It is from this point that brings us to the end of our Borough, however it is certainly not the end of the Causeway Coastal journey! Although for more information on the remainder of this journey you could get in touch with Moyle District Council.
The Giants Causeway is part of The National Trust, for other National Trust places follow the link: www.ntni.org.uk.