The Castle was originally built in 1625 and is ideally located on the scenic Antrim coast only 20 miles from Belfast and 6 miles north of the Port of Larne on the Coast Road. The recently refurbished Ballygally Castle Hotel faces the soft sandy beaches of Ballygally Bay and is an ideal base for touring. The famous Nine Glens of Antrim and the Giant s Causeway are near at hand and the superb scenery can be enjoyed from many coastal and glen walks. Each rooms are elegantly decorated with comfortable beds and have tea and coffee facilities and a cosy seating area. /p p Excellent golfing is available at Cainrndhu Golf Course and the championship links of Royal Portrush.