Destination guide

Cosy Ballymena will entice you

The ocean views, countryside and forests display a scene truly unique to Ballymena. Travellers appreciate the spas in this relaxing city. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Ballymena

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Ballymena has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Allen Park Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Cairndhu Golf Course (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Belfast Zoo (22.1 mi / 35.6 km)
  • Fortwilliam Golf Club (23.5 mi / 37.8 km)
  • Royal Portrush Golf Club (24.1 mi / 38.8 km)
  • Waterworld (25.5 mi / 41 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ballymena

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Ballymena. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Giant's Causeway (23.8 mi / 38.3 km)
  • Belfast Botanic Gardens (27.3 mi / 44 km)
  • Slemish Mountain (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Glenariff Forest Park (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Lurig Mountain (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • The Dark Hedges (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ballymena

The nearest airport is in Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.), located 19.3 mi (31.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), which is 26.3 mi (42.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ballymena?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 72 holiday lettings around Ballymena. From 32 Houses to 10 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ballymena?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ballymena. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Scotland: 9,879 holiday homes
  • Ireland: 5,148 holiday homes
  • Belfast: 323 holiday homes
  • Portrush: 188 holiday homes
  • Portstewart: 179 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Ballymena! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ballymena?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Ballymena with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Belfast: 323 holiday lettings
  • Portrush: 188 holiday lettings
  • Portstewart: 179 holiday lettings
  • Ballycastle: 107 holiday lettings
  • Bushmills: 220 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Ballymena?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Ballymena. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Portrush Beach: 239 holiday rentals
  • Giant's Causeway: 231 holiday rentals
  • Portstewart Strand: 223 holiday rentals
  • Ballycastle Beach: 205 holiday rentals
  • Glenarm Castle: 60 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ballymena listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.