Thursday, 11 April 2013

Antrim, Ireland

 Picture of Antrim County
County Antrim makes up the north-east corner of Ireland.

A channel of only 13 miles (21 km) separates Torr Head from the Scottish coast.

Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Ireland and Britain, and the fertile valley of the Bann make up the western part of the county.

Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland and a great port and industrial centre, lies where the River Lagan meets Belfast Lough, near the southern end of the county.

In the east of the county, a magnificent coast runs north from Larne, curving round a base of steep headlands. Almost every bay along the coast is a link in a chain of fine holiday resorts.

On the northern coast, the Giant's causeway is a celebrated natural wonder. It consists of a spectacular mass of basalt columns, about 40,000 altogether, formed by cooling volcanic rock.