Towns of Antrim
Ballymena —County Antrim
If you're a shopping fanatic then you'd better hotfoot-it to Ballymena, which is fast becoming one of County Antrim's most popular shopping towns. Ballymena's associations with the retail trade started off with its early involvement with the linen industry and to this day the town's main employer is the retail industry. But it's not all shopping - visitors to this buzzy town are also drawn to the ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur, 21st President of the United States.