Larne Harbour

I took the train up to Larne Harbour and explored the coastal town. Left is a picture of me at Olderfleet Castle, this set of ruins gated off and plopped down right by the shore. I was almost the only person wandering around the town. I don’t think it’s usually a tourist destination.

There’s a row of memorials along the coastal road. The most impressive is Chaine Memorial Tower (right), which was built in the 1800s to commemorate a local MP who died in his forties. The design is based on the Irish Round Towers from medieval times, like the one at Glendalough that I saw last time I visited. The tower itself is closed–I couldn’t go inside–but the walk up to it with the ocean on either side was neat.

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