Co Antrim

Glenarm claims to be the oldest town in Ulster having been granted a charter in the 12th Century. A must see is Glenarm’s forest park; an 800-acre nature preserve once part of the demesne of Glenarm Castle, but now dedicated for public use as a peaceful picnic sanctuary and woodland trail, maintained by the Ulster Wildlife Trust. Through a stone archway at the top of Altmore Street visitors can stroll along the riverbank under towering spruce trees, ancient oaks and sycamores following different pathways marked on the map at the car park. No matter what the season, a walk in Glenarm Forest offers views of the Castle, waterfalls, wild flowers, native plants, and a chorus of birdsong. Open during daylight hours only.

Glenarm has long been a port of call for sailors and yachtsmen traveling to and from Scotland’s island-studded western coast and has proved a welcoming haven to visitors from all over the world. Glenarm Harbour offers 40 fully serviced pontoon berths within the village’s historical limestone harbour, which is ideally situated within a day’s sail of the Western Isles and Clyde.