Destination guide

The friendly city of Newtownabbey awaits you

The area's entertainment and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Newtownabbey. This city's bars, restaurants and shopping attract many visitors, and its welcoming and relaxing location add to the charm. Belfast Castle and Titanic Belfast are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Newtownabbey

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Newtownabbey a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belfast Zoo (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Fortwilliam Golf Club (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Metropolitan Arts Centre (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • W5 Interactive Discovery Centre (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Odyssey Complex (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Holywood Golf Course (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Newtownabbey

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Newtownabbey is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belfast Botanic Gardens (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Cave Hill Country Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Dover Street Millennium Park (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Redburn Country Park (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Boucher Road Playing Fields (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Lagan Valley Regional Park (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Newtownabbey

The nearest airport is in Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.), which is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Newtownabbey?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 278 vacation rentals near Newtownabbey. From 90 Houses to 160 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Newtownabbey for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Newtownabbey?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Newtownabbey. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Abbeycentre Shopping: 309 vacation rentals
  • Crawfordsburn Country Park: 291 vacation rentals
  • Belfast City Hall: 314 vacation rentals
  • Belfast Castle: 311 vacation rentals
  • Killyleagh Castle: 289 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newtownabbey listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Newtownabbey?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 90 Houses in Newtownabbey. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Newtownabbey include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 160 rentals available
  • Cabins: 16 rentals available
  • Cottages: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Newtownabbey?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 224 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Newtownabbey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.