Break your Causeway Coastal drive with a stop in the coastal village of Glenarm and book one of our guided walk/talks from £5 per person.

Interested in Irelands most famous Saint Patrick and his links with Glenarm? Curious about the 16th Century Glenarm Castle? Intrigued by Glenarm’s rich heritage and limestone industry? Our resident tour guides have the prefect tour for you each of our resident guides have great enthusiasm and specialist knowledge of our landmarks and historical past.

Groups welcome – we have extensive coach parking at the Glenarm Visitor Centre.

Special Experience:
Charming Glenarm

Half day guided tour of the Charming Glenarm Village, Barbican Gate, Walled Garden & Tea Room.

A guided tour of this unspoilt village, its carriageways and cobblestones to view some fine Georgian architecture. Safe passage through the Barbican Gate, no burning oil from the murder hole, then pass to the front of the Castle, ancestral home of the McDonnells, Earls of Antrim, to the Walled garden accessed by a secret door. A feast of colour and fragrance assails your senses and your tour ends with a culinary experience in the Tea Room and local produce.


Glenarm Architectural Guided Walk

Book yourself on our Architectural Walk and get transported back in time with carriageways, cobbles and chimneys.   In 1 hour you will learn

  • where the original castle stood
  • the influence of the Castle on the layout of the village

Setting off from the Visitor centre on your guided tour you will see how we have successfully regenerated with new contemporary buildings while protecting well preserved architecture in the heart of the old village.

Fun facts – As you go spot a quirky or quaint feature of Glenarm Architecture— it could be ornamental and decorative or functional and useful.

Cost £5 pp-   this walk is along streets and pathways with a fairly steep incline


St Patrick’s Trail - Glenarm

Book yourself on the Glenarm St Patrick’s Church Trail and learn of Ireland’s best known Saint and his links with Glenarm as detailed in the aerial photograph below.

£5pp – guided walk/talk duration – 1 hour

St Patrick is credited with returning to Slemish, bringing Christianity and building the first church at Glenarm in the 5th century AD in the townland of Glore 1½ miles west of the village. It was left under the care of MaCrevan and from this came the name of the parish, TICKMACREVAN, “The house of MaCrevan” from the Gaelic Teach Mac Crevan.

In front of the Castle are the ruins of St Marys and in 1765  St Patrick’s with it’s spire was  built on the ruins of the old Franciscan Friary which dates from 1465.

Across the river is the black stone Catholic Church built 1875.

The Non Subscribing Presbyterian Meeting House, was built 1762 and recently restored and another Presbyterian Church built in Altmore Street 1835.

The more recent Baptist congregation meets in the old courthouse on the corner of Castle Street and Toberwine Street.

But it is the historic St Patrick’s, a landmark building by the river with it’s great spire, Ogee window, fine glass artistry , connections with the Earls of Antrim and the contribution of the Rev Dudley Janns which recommends this guided walk/talk .


Irish Feast

With Irish Feast you personally ​meet the passionate artisans who make, bake, and cook the delicious local Irish food included in your tour.  All the while, you’ll be treated as a special guest, enjoying the local delicacies and making happy memories. What’s not to love?


All activities include free access to Glenarm Visitor Centre

(groups of 10 should be booked in advance.)


Moving into the Antrim Glens we would recommend family run tour providers, with whom we partner, Milliken Tours Ireland and Causeway Coast Discovery Centre.