Vacations in Northern Ireland
Welcome to Ballygally Castle on the beautiful Antrim Coast
They say location is everything, and if so Ballygally Castle has it all! Sitting proudly on the scenic Antrim coast, only 26 miles from Belfast, the 400 year old castle is the only 17th century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland today. This 4 star hotel has recently undergone major refurbishment and is the finest hotel on the famous Causeway Coastal Route. Its tasteful contemporary décor, combined with the traditional character of the hotel, adds to the welcoming atmosphere. The hotel is reputedly haunted by a friendly ghost, Lady Isabella, and brave guests can visit the “ghost room” in the tower!
Welcome to the Ballygally Castle
Explore the Antrim Coast
Check-in to your stylish room and go explore. Ballygally Castle has a wealth of recreational activities within easy reach and can serve as the perfect base for exploring the stunning Causeway Coastal route. Carrickfergus Castle, the world-renowned Glens of Antrim and the famous Giant’s Causeway are all close at hand. Those wishing to explore on foot will enjoy the beautiful walks to be found in Carnfunnock Country Park, which is within walking distance, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach opposite the hotel. For the Game of Thrones fans among you, the HBO’s award-winning television series was filmed in the areas surrounding Ballygally Castle, with cast and crew from the series frequently found at relaxing at the Castle. The Castle even runs a Game of Thrones Tour, which includes Afternoon Tea, tour of the filming locations and an overnight stay with breakfast!
Ballygally Castle is easily accessible from the main Airports
Ballygally Castle is easily accessible from both Belfast and Dublin International Airports.
- 34 minutes from Belfast Ferry Port.
- 38 minutes from George Best Belfast City Airport
- 37 minutes from Belfast International Airport – Airport Express 300 Bus runs approximately every 30 minutes in peak times to Belfast. Price of the bus from Airport to Belfast: £7.50 (single) £10.50 (return)
Ballygally Castle is located 2 hours 10 minutes from Dublin. Dublin Airport has direct flights from Chicago, Washington D.C, San Francisco, Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, Toronto, Montreal and St. John’s. A huge benefit of flying back to the United States from Ireland is that you arrive in a domestic terminal. You will pass through U.S. customs and Immigration in Dublin Airport before you fly ensuring your arrival home is a smooth and swift journey. Car Hire companies are located at the airport and we recommend that you book an automatic car in advance of your arrival. In Northern Ireland we drive on the left hand side, operate speed limits in miles and also have 3 pin plugs like the UK.
GPS Co-ordinates for the hotel are 54.8992° N, 5.8610° W