County Antrim, derived from the Irish Aontroim meaning 'lone ridge', is the second largest of the six counties of Northern Ireland by population. Located in the North East, it offers a mix of rugged landscapes in the breathtaking Glens of Antrim, seaside resorts like Portrush, and most of what the capital city Belfast has to offer (though parts of Belfast are located in County Down).
County Antrim's most famous feature is the Giant's Causeway. Located on the North East coast, this comprises around 40,000 interlocking hexagonal basalt columns, the tops of which form stepping stones down from a cliff into the sea. According to the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the Causeway is the most popular tourist attraction in all of Northern Ireland.
But perhaps most important to the heart of County Antrim is the city of Belfast. Vibrant and modern, this capital city is home to great nightlife, universities, and a ship-building industry that once made the Titanic-and 100 years later has just about managed to recover from a PR perspective.