Larne, situated on the east coast of County Antrim in Northern Ireland, has been a port for over 1,000 years – and there is no sign of that stopping now.
It is, in fact, thought to be one of the oldest inhabited parts of Northern Ireland, and has always been thought of as the perfect spot to build a port, docks, and sea defences.
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It was once a Viking stronghold, and there are many legend that have built up around the place itself.
If you visit Larne you mustn’t miss the Coast Road. This road wends its way from Larne to Cushendall and is, quite simply, spectacular. Driving along this road will give you the most beautiful sights – it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
But there is more to Larne than the impressive port and beautiful Coast Road. The Carnfunnock Country Park is another exceptional day out. Fun for all the family, there is a miniature railway, adventure golf, bungee trampolines, zorbing, remote control lorries and boats, trampolining and much more besides.
The Larne Museum and Arts Centre is another important stop if you are in the area. This museum has artefacts and collections reflecting all the different aspects of Larne from agriculture through to maritime.
And finally don’t forget The Stern. This piece of modern, urban art is quite fascinating and strangely hypnotic…
Ferries to Larne
|Cairnryan Larne||7 daily||2 hours||See prices °|
This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.
Taster Cruise Ship Itineraries
Sorry, no mini cruise routes can be found sailing to Larne sailing on a cruise ship.