Destination guide

The friendly city of Newtownabbey awaits you

The area's entertainment and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Newtownabbey. This city's bars, restaurants and shopping attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and relaxing location. Belfast Castle and Titanic Belfast are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Newtownabbey

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Newtownabbey a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Belfast Zoo (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Fortwilliam Golf Club (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Metropolitan Arts Centre (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • W5 Interactive Discovery Centre (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Odyssey Complex (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Holywood Golf Course (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Newtownabbey

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Newtownabbey is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Belfast Botanic Gardens (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Cave Hill Country Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Dover Street Millennium Park (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Redburn Country Park (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Boucher Road Playing Fields (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Lagan Valley Regional Park (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Newtownabbey

The nearest airport is in Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.), which is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Newtownabbey?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 310 holiday lettings near Newtownabbey. From 108 Houses to 167 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Newtownabbey is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Newtownabbey?

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

  • Abbeycentre Shopping: 347 holiday homes
  • Belfast: 333 holiday homes
  • County Down: 238 holiday homes
  • Bangor: 289 holiday homes
  • Antrim: 297 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Newtownabbey! 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 Newtownabbey?

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

  • Belfast: 333 holiday lettings
  • Bangor: 289 holiday lettings
  • Newtownards: 327 holiday lettings
  • Downpatrick: 80 holiday lettings
  • Ballymena: 73 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 Newtownabbey?

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

  • Abbeycentre Shopping: 347 holiday rentals
  • Killyleagh Castle: 330 holiday rentals
  • Glenarm Castle: 66 holiday rentals
  • Crawfordsburn Country Park: 331 holiday rentals
  • Carrickfergus Marina: 339 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newtownabbey 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.