Situated in a neat little fishing village along the Antrim
Coast, the Londonderry Arms is a charming 19th Century coaching inn, which
is perfectly placed for exploring the Glens of Antrim.
The Londonderry Arms is attractively set overlooking the
sea in the village of Carnlough at the foot of Glencoy. Like much of the
town and the protected harbour, this old coaching inn was built in 1848
by the Marchioness of Londonderry to provide hospitality to locals and
Still today, the Londonderry Arms is known for its warmth
and hospitality and has been awarded for its courtesy and care. The building
itself is brimming with character; outside the walls are climbing with
ivy while the interiors retain their original Georgian features of carved
oak panelling and antique furnishings. The hotel is deceptively large
and opens out to a traditional snug bar, named after Ireland's great
steeplechaser the Arkle and home to a unique collection of horse racing
The proprietors of the Londonderry Arms are founder members
of the culinary group, Taste of Ulster and the hotel's highlight
is its award-winning restaurant offering a wide choice of the best local
produce. Menus reflect the Glens of Antrim's specialities such as
wild salmon, crab and lobster from the coast and lamb from the Antrim
Hills and the hotel holds regular gourmet evenings.
The bedrooms at the Londonderry Arms vary in size and
retain much of their original character. Each is tastefully furnished
and are equipped with all the standard facilities and those rooms at the
front benefit from sea views and on a good day views of Scotland.
Situated halfway along the coast road from Larne to Ballycastle,
the Londonderry Arms is perfectly placed for exploring the stunning Antrim
coast and the Glens of Antrim.