Self-Catering Accommodation at Barbican
A charming one bedroom building with gothic windows and a stone turret staircase.
Just back from a WONDERFUL three day break in Barbican. Was just fabulous. The property is gorgeous – a mini castle for two people! Cosy and romantic – claw foot bath, wood burning stove, and a roof terrace with gorgeous views even as far as Scotland.
Barbican was even better than expected, super reception by the house manager who had even decorated the place beautifully for Christmas. It would be almost impossible to fault the place.
We had a fabulous weekend in Barbican. It has been beautifully restored and is so peaceful and relaxing. It is also the gateway to one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland.
Barbican, positioned beyond an old stone bridge over the Glenarm River, is a charming building with gothic windows and a stone turret staircase. Built in 1825 from local basalt, this medieval miniature castle is a perfect romantic hideaway in one of Ulster’s oldest villages.
There have been substantial alterations to the castle over the centuries, including the demolition of most of one wing and the alteration of many windows, so it is extremely fortunate that Barbican and its surrounding battlements, the finest part of this romantic ensemble, remain intact.
The story behind the building of this remarkable early nineteenth century gateway is a highly romantic one. Visit the Irish Landmark Trust website to read all about it!
Approximate location of Barbican, Glenarm, Co. Antrim