Carnlough Holiday Homes Antrim
Carnlough village is beautifully situated on the famous Antrim Coast Road 14 miles north of Larne. It boasts a magnificent backdrop – Glencloy – the second of the Nine Glens of Antrim – the ‘Glen of the hedges’.
The picturesque village harbour has for many years been Carnlough’s main focal point and is a key tourist attraction The harbour was built by the Marchioness of Londonderry around 1850. Limestone continued to be exported from there until 1945 when the Glencloy quarries closed down.
The Eglinton Lime Company of Glenarm used the harbour for several years until the late fifties when silting became a problem. The harbour has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent times under the Larne Borough Council and is now used by yachts and pleasure boats.
There are lots of walks and sites to be sampled around the area, including the famous Cranny Water Falls, a beauty spot that is not to be missed by nature enthusiasts. Hill walkers and ramblers will find a wealth of opportunity for scenic walks in the hinterland of Carnlough.
The Antrim Plateau boasts a string of attractive lakes nestling on its heights. Loughascraban, Loughisland, Loughfad, Loughfine, Loughnabrick, Loughnatrosk, Cranny Lough, Loughnatullig and Loughnacally are bordered by the Ulster Way as it leads to Glenariff.
The area around the modern village is scattered with numerous sites of archeological significance and bears testimony to the ancient history of the village and its people. Early visitors to the area included the Vikings and the Normans.