340
trips planned in the last hour
8.8
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Randalstown trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Randalstown

Randalstown is a townland and small town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, located between the towns of Antrim and Toome. It has a very prominent disused railway viaduct and lies beside Lough Neagh and the Shane's Castle estate. The town is bypassed by the M22 motorway with junctions at both the eastern and western ends of the town. It had a population of 5,099 people in the 2011 Census.HistoryThe settlement sprang up within the townland of an Dún Mór (meaning "the great fort"), anglicised as Dunmore. Randalstown was named after the 2nd Earl and 1st Marquess of Antrim, Randal MacDonnell (1609–1683), and has strong links to the O'Neill family. The original stronghold of Edenduffcarrick was built in the 16th century and changed ownership repeatedly until it was renamed Shane's Castle after the new owner, Shane Mc Brian O'Neill. The O'Neill family still reside on the estate. Dunmore Park was used as a training camp for the Ulster Volunteers during the Irish Home Rule crisis.Randalstown has a strong history of linen and iron industries. A memorial to this history is in the middle of the town and made from the original turbine used to generate mains electricity for the town and items salvaged from the Old Bleach Linen Company founded by James Webb in 1864. An old linen mill chimney from the Old Bleach factory can be seen from most parts of the town. The Dorma Old Bleach factory which operated from a neighbouring site closed down in 2002.
Randalstown is in County Antrim. Plan your vacation with our United Kingdom itinerary app and discover the best things to do in Randalstown.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Randalstown

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Randalstown

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to County Antrim

4 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Carrickfergus BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Ireland, Portrush & Belfast BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Ballycastle BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans