Our History

Step back in time
and relax

Set in the heart of Glens of Antrim, the Londonderry Arms Hotel is a renowned family heritage hotel.

The hotel started life as a Coaching Inn built in 1848 by Frances Ann Vane Tempest, Marchioness of Londonderry.

The estate passed down through generations and eventually was inherited by Sir Winston Churchill in 1921; the Deeds of his ownership are displayed in the hotel.

in 1947 Frank and Moira O’Neill took over its ownership and over seven decades they, along with their son Frankie O’Neill, lovingly restored and enhanced the hotel, retaining the grandeur of the Georgian features.

The Architecture is complimented by antique furniture. The walls are decorated with local artwork and evidence of local history through newspaper clippings and photographs.

Our guests have been returning year after year to enjoy our local food, the rugged beauty of the spectacular Antrim Coast Road and Glens of Antrim.

The heritage, comfort and a sense of belonging awaits you in this historic hotel which is now run by Denise O’Neill and her dedicated team which will ensure a memorable visit.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our Stories

Our Stories

Walk for the Weekend

Start your weekend off with a wonderful walk from the Londonderry Arms Hotel and the surrounding areas. Be enveloped by the queen of the Glens’ splendour My offering this week comes from the lobby of

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Our Stories

Summer Poetry in the Glens of Antrim 2018

Cushendall-born poet Anne-Marie Fyfe, in addition to running running London’s favourite poetry venue, & chairing the UK-wide Poetry Society for many years, spends each spring touring the US with her husband, poet & musician, Cahal

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