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Ballygally Castle


  • Guests are well looked after
  • Handy stopover en route to the Giant's Causeway of Glens of Antrim


  • Can fill up quickly, leading to delays particularly at peak holiday times

Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's Review

Connoisseurs of sea views love this baronial castle, built by a Scottish lord in 1625 to rise dramatically beside Ballygally Bay, and newly expanded in 2014 with some top-notch rooms. Bedrooms in the castle have retained beamed ceilings but the furnishings are somewhat bland, if comfortable. Ask for a room in a turret—they are named after four of the nine Antrim Glens—and one comes complete with milady's ghost. Eighteen new deluxe rooms have what the hotel classifies

as "five-star coastal views" which come at a premium, though you also get super-king beds and a separate shower and bath. On Saturday, a decent set-menu dinner in the Garden Restaurant is served to musical accompaniment, while a Sunday bistro meal is also available in the Kintyre Room.

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Hotel Information


274 Coast Rd., Ballygally, Co. Antrim, BT40 2QZ, Northern Ireland

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 54 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/29/2014

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