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Motte & Bailey

Harryville Motte and Bailey, the remains of a 12th century fortification comprising an earthern castle mound (motte) and protected courtyard (bailey) below, is located on the southern outskirts of Ballymena.

County

Antrim

Distance

2 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town

Ballymena

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland, Riverside, Urban

Terrain

Public paths steep in parts

Grid Reference (Start)

D154065

Grid Reference (End)

D154065

Point of Interest

Wildlife Moorhen,Grey wagtail,Grey heron

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Commencing from the car park at the rear of Sainsbury's Petrol Station in Ballymena cross over the road and follow the riverside path downstream past the Braid water Retail Park to the Harryville Bridge. Turn left over the bridge to Henry Street. Turn left into James Street and Moat Road. Turn into the Motte and Bailey site at the ply park entrance. Follow the path along the base of the Motte that leads down to the Larne Road Link. Turn left onto the riverside path and continue back to the starting point.

Facilities

Ballymena

Publication

Ballymena Walks

Publication Availability

TIC Free

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 

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