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It’s up to you how you choose to spend your stay, but here are a few ideas to pique your interest. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, get lost in history, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city, or simply just take it easy and see where the road takes you.

We’re home to a friendly community with a village feel, as well as being a getway to the city. We're conventiently located 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport so The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is perfect for your next lakeside break in a unique space.


Walks & hikes

Cave Hill

Cavehill is a beautiful moderate hike that rewards you with stunning views of Belfast after your hard work. Make sure to check the weather before heading off to be prepared with the correct footwear.

Lough Neagh

One of the most important bird habitats in Western Europe.  A haven for wildlife and home to a wealth of flora and fauna, Lough Neagh provides a unique and valuable natural resource, offering a very productive ecosystem, which supports thousands of wildfowl and a large-scale eel fishing industry.  

Antrim Castle Gardens 

Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House are hidden gems waiting to be explored.  The 400-year old Gardens have been transformed into a unique living museum and must-see attraction that has been awarded prestigious Green Flag and Green Heritage status. 

Shanes Castle

Shane’s Castle is the family seat of the O’Neills of Clanaboy.  The Demesne is one of the most beautiful and well maintained in Ireland.  Although the Castle has been in ruins since a fire in 1816, the remaining structure, including a unique Camellia House, is a striking feature on the landscape.  The site has been used extensively in the renowned TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. 



Massereene Golf Club

This challenging and picturesque 18-hole par 72 Championship Golf Parkland Course covers 140 acres of mature tree-lined fairways adjacent to the shores of Lough Neagh, with views as far as County Tyrone to the west. 

Allen Park

The 18-hole, Par 72 course covers an area of approximately 143 acres and stretches over 6,683 yards.  Three man-made lakes add to the beauty of the gently undulating course, with many of the holes providing a test for event the more experiences golfer. 



Four rivers in Antrim and Newtownabbey provide game fishing from 1 March to 31 October, with the best fishing from April.  All of the rivers hold excellent stocks of wild brown trout with salmon and dollaghan entering these rivers from early August and providing excellent sport until the end of the season.  Potterswall Reservoir also provides excellent game fishing. 


Valley Leisure Centre

Valley leisure centre offers a superb range of leisure and sporting facilities, including swimming, football, table tennis, badminiton, dance, squash, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading, gaelic football, hockey, roller hockey, powerlifting, gym classes and V36 playpark.