Antrim is the most northeasterly county in the country. A short trip across the sea brings to Scotland but with the delights available in Glen country there would never be any need.
Perhaps Antrim's most famous attraction is the Giants Causeway. Legend has it that the causeway was built by giants to get from Scotland to Ireland but in fact the Causeway's unusual features have more to do with volcanic activity common in Antrim 60 million years ago.
Even apart from the Causeway though Antrim has some of the finest coastal scenery in Europe and with Rathlin Island off the coast providing even more, as well as some of the finest bird watching in the continent, any visitor is sure to see some spectacular sights.
A more sedate kind of view can be found at Broughshane, the garden village of Ulster, and internationally famous for the quality of it's flowers and floral displays. One of the most beautiful villages on an island of beautiful villages a trip to Broughshane will bring you face to face with a floral beauty unmatched elsewhere.
But Antrim's fame comes neither from flowers, nor even its coastal scenery but from the glens and valleys that run thought the county. Mountains, craggy, rugged terrain makes up a large part of the area and makes Antrim a site of pilgrimage for rock and hill climbers from all over Ireland and beyond. With lush forest parks spread out through the glens it is a place where the visitor can be truly at peace with nature.
If all this sounds too energetic for you then Antrim has beaches galore. The dramatic Antim Coast Road starting at Larne is dotted with romantically beautiful stretches of golden sand with European Blue Flag beaches at Ballycastle, Benone and Portrush, and Ireland's longest beach at Magilligan.
The towns of Antrim provide a charming environment for shopping or just for dropping into a bar and having a taste of the local speciality, Bushmills Irish whiskey. No matter where you go or what you do the glens will open themselves up to you and their people will take you into their hearts and homes.