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Randalstown Heritage Trail

The town's integrity as a typical 19th century Ulster town is still intact and its original street layout, buildings and structures, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, reflect its character and history. More than two-dozen historic sites are noted along the route.




1.5 miles

OS Map


Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Urban pathways

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Moores Lane, The Old Forge

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Walk back towards the Moores Lane/Main Street road junction. Turn left into Main Street, then cross to John Street. Once there, go through the car park; the Forge is on the left side of the street. From the Forge, exit the car park to the right and turn left into New Street. Continue along New Street to the garage on your left; turn left onto Cashell's Lane.

Walk towards the bridge and up the steps, cross the road and turn right, using the footpath to cross the bridge. Cross the Station Road junction and continue along Shane's Street to Shane's Terrace on the left. Turn back into Station Road and passing the entrance to the viaduct pathway located on the left side of this road, continue to St Macnissi's Church. About turn and proceed back to the viaduct pathway.

Proceed to the end of the path, cross New Street and continue along it to the town centre. At the end of the street turn left onto Upper Main Street, travel up the hill and when the road forks, keep left. Return back down Main Street and pass the Post Office, turning left onto the river pathway. When the path divides, keep left and return to your starting point.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Car park at end of Moores Lane, off town centre mini-roundabout


Refreshments and toilets are available throughout Randalstown, as are additional car parks.


Historic Antrim Heritage Trail

Publication Availability

The leaflet is free of charge and available from Antrim Tourist Information Centre: tel 028 9442 8331

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland

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