On the outskirts of Ballymena and on the road to Ahoghill lies the village of Gracehill where you can step back over 200 years and instantly feel affected by the atmosphere of the place. This small village was founded by the Moravians between the years of 1759 – 1765 and is the only Moravian settlement in Ireland. The layout of the village and unique Georgian style architecture remains unchanged. The still active Moravian Church remains central to the village and faces the square. In the burial ground, God’s Acre, men and women are laid to rest separately, a Moravian tradition still carried out to this day.

In 1975, Gracehill was designated a Conservation Area. A first for Northern Ireland, it is considered important by virtue of both its architectural and its historic interest.

NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre "The Braid"
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