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Following £2.3m investment in the Antrim Loughshore area, we are delighted to announce The Gateway is now officially open for business! 

Make sure you drop by on your next visit to Antrim and enjoy the panoramic views of Lough Neagh whilst sampling freshly cooked dishes at The Boathouse Restaurant which is part of the Gateway development. Their menu features a range of seafood dishes, proper fish and chip classics, authentic wood fired pizza and more! The Boathouse will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with barista style coffee and fresh bakes on offer too. 

The project, part funded by DAERA and Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership is also home to Lough Neagh Rescue. A conference space will also be available for hire initially which will be transformed into an exhibition area later in the year. If you would be interested in booking the conferencing space E. conferencing@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or T. 028 9448 1493

By summer 2020, there will also be a magnificent sculpture erected at the Park called ‘The Protector of The Lough’. Its form and silhouette will be cut clear against the horizon, and Finn will be instantly recognisable from far across the water celebrating the Lough, the land, and our heritage.

Within a few minutes’ walk is Antrim Castle Gardens, a historical gem with features such as the Large Parterre, Her Ladyship’s Pleasure Garden and Yew Tree Pond. Within the heart of the Gardens is a unique visitor experience, the refurbished Clotworthy House. Visit the Garden Heritage Exhibition where you can read about the history of the Gardens and the story of the Massereene family. There’s also something for the four legged residents of the Borough, with the new dog park at Deer Park Bridge!


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