Glenarm Castle is the ancestral home of Earl of Antrim (McDonnell). The McDonnells have been in Glenarm for nearly 600 years and the Estate has been in the family for 400 years. Water's Edge bed and Breakfast is located on land formerly within the castle domain and sold to the Police Authority in 1929 for £100. The police station closed in 2012 and the building was purchased and renovated by the current owners in 2014/15 and is now a 5 star luxury bed and breakfast.
The Castle remains a family home, however is occasionally open to the public and often during the Tulip and Dalriada Festivals, they also welcome Group Visits to the Castle at other
times subject to availability.
The Walled Garden, one of Ireland’s oldest, was created to supply the Castle with its fruit and vegetables and is now filled with exciting flowers and specimen plants to interest the keenest garden enthusiast. The garden is open from Easter to October and guests at Water's Edge Bed and Breakfast receive 20% discount on the entry fee.
The charming Tea Room was extended in 2017 hand a place to enjoy a delicious homemade cream tea or lunch, overlooking
the kitchen garden.
The Tea Room and Castle Shop is open throughout spring & summer, from Easter to mid October. This year it will be open from 1st April 2017. Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 11am until 5.00pm (Last orders in the Tea Room are 30 minutes before the advertised closing time). Guests at Water's Edge Bed and Breakfast receive 10% of all purchases in the Tea Room.
The award-winning Dalriada Festival on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July
Glenarm Village will continue to host the Festival Week immediately after featuring a varied programme of
sporting and community events throughout the week including a Super Endurocross, Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K & 10K Run,
Rowing Regatta, Wipeout Challenge, Street Fair and so on.....all coming to an end with a fantastic finale and fireworks display on
Saturday 22nd July.
WILDERBEAST - Saturday 16th September. Is an epic 10 Mile Trail Run, 5K Run and Children's Races through the stunning grounds of Glenarm
Castle. The Wilderbeast route is a single loop that starts and finishes at the front of the beautiful Castle and follows the course of the river up and down
the base of the glen. The terrain is a predominantly an undulating trail with numerous offroad climbs and descents through some of the most magnificent
The Antrim Coast and Glens features in the hit TV show Game of Thrones (GOT) with many film locations near Water's Edge Glenarm Bed and Breakfast (B&B). As season 7 of the hit TV show Game of Thrones hits our small screen we wait to see what part of Glenarm and its surrounds will feature again as backdrop to the storylines. Last year (season 6), scenes were shot in Glenarm Castle , and the nearby village of Carnlough, 5 minutes from Water's Edge B&B. Many of our guests are looking to visit scene locations and don't have far to travel to get immersed in the shows locations.
The opening scenes of Season 1 were shot at Feystown on the Antrim Hills Way close to Glenarm village and the nearby village of Cairncastle and the hills surrounding feature heavily in the show. Water's Edge Bed and Breakfast is an ideal base to visit Game of Thrones locations along the Causeway Coastal Route, including Ballintoy Harbour(Iron Lands) and The Dark Hedges (Kings Road).
Glenarm is also home to Steensons Jewellery Workshop who made many of the iconic pieces in the show, including Joffrey's Crown. The workshop is a short walk from Water's Edge B&B and you will be able to view the artists at work, and perhaps purchase that special gift - 10% discount for guests at Water's Edge Bed and Breakfast
Blackthorn and Willow in the middle of Glenarm sells locally produced pieces for the kitchen and the home (ceramics, wooden bowls and boards, textiles, original artwork ...and much more) and local produce (artisan bread, jams & chutneys, oils & vinegars, teas & coffees.
‘Guests at Water’s Edge who spend £10 or more at Blackthorn and Willow are welcome to a free cup of tea or coffee in the old bar.’
Water's Edge Bed and Breakfast (B&B) is the ideal base for walking and touring the Causeway Coast and Glens and visiting Bellfast attractions. What a better way to end a days walking/touring than to enjoy the luxury of 5 star accommodation and watch the sun setting from your bedroom over Glenarm Bay with sea views across to Scotland. Glenarm Walk Leaders (Tourism NI 4* Approved) a group of walkers from Glenarm are keen to share their passion and knowledge of the area with others and bespoke walking tours can be arranged focusing on local history, archaeology and natural history. The group recently received Four Star Accreditation from Tourism NI for the quality of their walking tours. Accommodation at Waters's Edge Glenarm Bed and Breakfast is ideally located for exploring Glenarm and surrounding area and provides the ideal resting place after a days walking in the Glens, Antrim Coast or Glenarm Forest.
We can put you in contact with Glenarm Walk Leaders should you wish to arrange a guided walk whilst in Glenarm or you can contact them directly
Charter a boat and try your skill in fishing for cod, pollock, conger, mackerel and herring in the waters of the North or South Klondike, Maidens or Hunter Rocks.
The nearby Carnlough village offers Sea Angling Trips onThe Causeway Fisher, a fully MCA Approved vessel.
Maximum number 10 people, minimum 4 people (or you might catch Billy on a day when he needs to get out and will take fewer). Tell us at the time of booking if you would like us to enquire for you and we will gladly help.
£15 per person for a 3 Hour trip which includes all rods & tackle and tuition.
Contact: Billy 079565 86432 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Skipper Davy on his converted ships lifeboat 'Curiosity' for short trips along our spectacular coastline. Setting sail from Carnlough Harbour a few kilometres from Water's Edge Davy will take you wherever you want to go. Short trips generally last for 30minutes, however, by prior arrangement Davy will take you further afield. Costs from £6.00 per adult and £4.00 per child.
Booking is preferable.
The 5 Star Water's Edge Glenarm Bed and Breakfast lies at the start (or end point) of the Antrim Hills Way - a stunning walk from Slemish over the hills and down into Glenarm. Crossing some of the most scenic upland areas in the Antrim Glens, this is a great 2-day walk that provides uninterrupted views over many miles of Northern Ireland including a 15 mile vista across the sea to Scotland.
Stay at Water's Edge (B+B) after a good day's walking and enjoy a leisurely bath to sooth your tired limbs and relax in the comfort of a super-king bed. After a long day trekking we can prepare a delicious platter (Irish Cheese, Glenarm Organic Smoked Salmon, or Antipasti) of your choice and you can watch the sun going down from one of our luxury bedrooms, each with a spectacular sea view. A sumptuous home cooked breakfast will be ready for you in the morning as a new adventure begins - we can arrange transfer of your luggage to your onward destination and prepare a picnic lunch.
TOP TIP - plan to end your walk in Glenarm rather than the other way round - that way, the views out to sea are always in front rather than behind you.
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