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Top ChoicePub in Ballymena

Crosskeys Inn

Dating from 1654, Ireland's oldest thatched pub is an absolute treasure, with tiny, antique-filled rooms, a crackling turf fire, the best Guinness for miles around and fabulous craic. Live traditional music plays...

Food & Drinks in Ballymena

Slemish Market Garden

At the Ecos Nature Park, this food shop sells organic and biodynamic produce from the on-site gardens and local farms. Pick up seasonal fruit and fresh-from-the-ground vegetables, locally produced honey, oils and...

Park in Ballymena

Ecos Nature Park

Built as an interpretative centre designed to increase awareness of environmental issues and alternative energy sources, the impressive Ecos Centre building is now rented to a private company, and only the...

Museum in Ballymena

Braid

Ballymena's museum is housed in a dramatic modern building that is also home to the town hall, tourist office and arts centre. Interesting exhibitions cover the region's history, from the Stone Age to the present...