Ballymoney Heritage Guide Trail features a self-guided walking tour of the finest built heritage within Ballymoney Market Town where you can discover more about the people and places from the past.
Point of interest:The Old Church Tower dates back to 1637.
Nearest town:Ballymoney Town Centre.
OS map:Sheet 8
Terrain:Town Centre footpaths
Route:Starting at Townhead Street Car Park, pick up a Heritage Guide from the TIC opposite and follow the 16 points of interest highlighted on the guide map(back page).
The first point of interest is Ballymoney Town Hall, from here proceed along Townhead Street, crossing North Road and into St. James's Road to view St, James's Presbyterian Church. Retrace your steps to the Town Hall and continue down High Street to its junction with Charlotte Street where you will see the Northern Bank Building. Turn right into Charlotte Street and walk along to view Ballymoney Reformed Presbyterian Church and the Old Court House.
Retrace your steps back to High Street and the Diamond where you can view the Masonic Hall and Town Clock on the right. Proceed straight ahead along Church Street passing The Old Bankhouse on the right. At the end of Church Street on the right is the Old Church Tower and ahead on the left is St. Patrick's Parish Church.
Now on Queen Street continue along to the roundabout at Rodeing Foot. On the other side of the road is Trinity Presbyterian Church. At Mathewson's Chemist make a right turn into Meeting House Street and continue along this road passing Ballymoney First Presbyterian Church on the left. At the traffic lights turn left into Seymour Street to view Ballymoney Methodist Church and Railway Station Building.
Retrace your steps to the traffic lights taking the opportunity to visit the Joey Dunlop Memorial garden on route. Crossing over continue left along Castle Street to the Church of Our Lady & St. Patrick and the Kirgan Monument located in the adjacent graveyard.
This completes the heritage trail, retrace your steps along Castle Street making a left up Main Street and back to the Townhead Street Car Park opposite the Town Hall.
Facilities:As this is a town centre trail, refreshments and toilets are available along the route.
Publication:Ballymoney Heritage Guide
Publication availability:Guide free from Ballymoney TIC on 028 2766 0230 or download on this page.
Getting to the start by car:From the A26 follow signs for Ballymoney Town Centre, TIC and Museum. Park in Townhead Street Car Park (free).
Accessible toilet facilities:Yes
Accessible terrain:All on public footpaths
Accessible signage:Yes, at Town Hall only