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County Antrim Hostels

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County Antrim (Contae Aontroma in Irish) is one of the six counties that form Northern Ireland. It is the 9th largest of the 32 traditional counties of Ireland in terms of area, and 2nd in terms of population behind Dublin. It is situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, in the province of Ulster.

To find out more visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Antrim

County Antrim Hostels

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The Glens of Antrim offer isolated rugged landscapes, the Giant's Causeway is a unique landscape and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bushmills produces legendary whiskey, and Portrush is a popular nightlife zone. The majority of the capital city of Northern Ireland, Belfast, is also in County Antrim, with the remainder being in County Down.

There are three round towers: one at Antrim, one at Armoy, and one on Ram Island in Lough Neagh, only that at Antrim being perfect. The castle of Carrickfergus is the only one in perfect preservation. There are remains of other ancient castles, as Olderfleet, Cam's, Shane's, Glenarm, Garron Tower and Red Bay, but the most interesting of all is Dunluce Castle, remarkable for its great extent and romantic situation

Perhaps Antrim's most famous attraction is the Giants Causeway. Legend has it that the causeway was built by giants to get from Scotland to Ireland but in fact the Causeway's unusual features have more to do with volcanic activity common in Antrim 60 million years ago.

Even apart from the Causeway though Antrim has some of the finest coastal scenery in Europe and with Rathlin Island off the coast providing even more - visit http://www.irishabroad.com/travel/ireland/north/antrim/

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