Useful information on Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey or Baile Nua na Mainistreach is a large town within the local government district of the same name in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. It lies on the northern part of the city of Belfast
in proximity with the basaltic hill called Cavehill. Its foundation dates back to tApril 1958 with computers and engineering as its main industries. The town's highlights include its shopping destinations, cultural heritage and a number of leisure facilities.
Top Attractions within and nearby Newtownabbey:Belfast Castle
is a historical building renowned for its beautiful Scottish baronial architectural style and charming interior design. The castle was the 9th Earl of Shaftesbury's present to the city of Belfast and is now a sought after venue for wedding receptions, corporate events and dining. Its antique shop and restaurant are both locals and tourists favourite. Belfast Botanic Gardens
is located within College Park along the Botanic Avenue of Belfast City. It is of Victorian heritage and is one of the tourist, students and workers favourite places to meet up. It occupies 28 acres of land and features a wonderful collection of plants. Its facilities to date include the Palm house, the Tropical Ravine, giant bird feeders, flowerbeds, rose garden, rockery, alpine garden, sculptures, specimen trees, shrub borders, bowling green and pavilion. Crumlin Road Gaol
or Her Majesty's Prison (HMP)
was a prison built during the Victorian Era and is situated in Crumlin Road, Belfast City. Its history of imprisonment and execution lasted for one hundred fifty years. The former prison facility was designed by Sir Charles Lanyon and built sometime in between the years 1843 and 1845. The site now serves as one of the city's major tourist attraction. Sentry Hill Historic House
lies within 40 Ballycraigy Road, Newtownabbey, England, United Kingdom. It is a 19th century farmhouse that used to home the McKinney family who migrated into the area from Scotland sometime during the 1700s. The venue is notable for its architectural style, preserved personal items of the McKinney family and many other remarkable historical items that tell about the way of life of the people living sometime in between the 19th and 20th century. Somme Heritage Centre
is situated at 233 Bangor Road, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The centre features extensive exhibits that tell people about the awful happenings during the times of war. Amongst the venue's highlights are wartime artifacts and a chance to hear stories from the veterans. Visit Discover Northern Ireland
for more information. The White House
is the oldest building in Newtownabbey first shown on a map dated 1569-70. As well as restoration of the property an archaeological excavation has taken place of the building and part of the surrounding area. The White House is located on the foreshore of Belfast Lough and it's exhibition tells of the life of the house and about it's place in history.