Galgorm

“The spa facilities including the Thermal Suite are simply fantastic.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BALLYMENA, COUNTY ANTRIM

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Our Inspector's view

Standing in 450 acres of private woodland and sweeping lawns beside the River Maine, this is a wonderful hotel-spa-resort set around a 19th-century mansion. It offers luxurious and comfortable bedrooms with all the little extras that add to a special stay. The Spa is a major draw here where you will find perhaps the most extensive offering in the UK, with 3 thermal garden experiences to explore as well as treatments, leisure and wellness facilities. The eating and drinking options include Rosette award winning Fratellis Ristorante, a welcoming cocktail and gin bar and Gillies Grill, a lively and atmospheric locals' bar. Also on the estate are an equestrian centre and a conference hall.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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AA Best UK Spa
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1-Rosette restaurant
Galgorm
136 Fenaghy Road, Galgorm, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT42 1EA

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 125
  • Family rooms: 15
  • Bedrooms Ground: 8
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Golf Course
  • Hard Tennis Court
  • Private fishing
  • Gym available
  • Spa Available
  • hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 400
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 6
  • Walk-in showers
Prices and payment
  • Double room, minimum price: £200
Opening times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover County Antrim

At its closest point, County Antrim is only 12 miles from the Mull of Kintyre, and its coastline is both beautiful and geologically diverse. Alternating sandy bays, rocky shores, high cliffs and forbidding headlands produce a dramatic scenery. Inland, the beautiful wooded glens rise to meet dizzying moorland heights.

The complex coastal geology ranges from relatively recent volcanic activity several millennia ago – represented by the massive basalt moorland plateau – to the silvery schists in the northwest, which are about 250 million years older. It includes rocks laid down more than 500 million years ago on an ancient ocean floor, pudding-stone that was later a desert floor, a belt of coal formed out of a swampy delta, salt trapped in the stone 200 million years ago, and mudstones and limestones from the time of the dinosaurs. In between are rich red sandstones, grey clays and dazzling cliffs of white chalk. This fascinating mixture is best seen at Fair Head and Murlough Bay, where, in startling contrast, the chalk cliffs overlie the older red Triassic sandstones. The Antrim Coast and Glens were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1988.

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