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A beautiful setting

The Chaine Tower is in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea. On a good day, the views are... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
Day trip

Lovely day out here last summer with elderly parents and took a picnic. Great views and good... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Bangor, United Kingdom
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29 Chaine Memorial Road, Larne BT40 1AD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

The Chaine Tower is in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea. On a good day, the views are lovely. Sadly it is not possible to go into the tower, but good for a picture and the surroundings if you are in the area!

Thank John_C_Ldn
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Yes it is a tower. It is a nice tower. You walk to it, see if you can get in (you can't) and then walk away. A few looks back and that's it. Nice enough but it is what it is.

Thank 412jom
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful replica of an Irish round tower floating gracefully into the Irish Sea. Watching the sun come up here is a sight to behold. One of Northern Ireland’s hidden treasures.

Thank andy k
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Lovely day out here last summer with elderly parents and took a picnic. Great views and good parking . Just chilled with them watching the antics of the gulls.

Thank nursemarge19
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Chaine memorial tower is very pretty and a great photo opportunity. This stands just outside the town center in Larne on the coast road. It is a memorial tower that commemorates James Chaine. Worth seeing very simple but elegant.

1  Thank JaneGoddard
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Standing like a sentry overlooking the Irish sea towards Scotland which can be seen on a clear day a lovely peaceful walk along the Promenade in Larne we watched the PO ferry sailing in from Scotland

Thank MavisR25
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Nicknamed the pencil by locals this tower commemorates James Chaine a local east Antrim character whos support and dedication to the east Antrim area and Larne town was incredible. The Tower allows for some very good landscape photos to be taken of the area, especially...More

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Just off the beautiful promenade in Larne, definitely worth a visit! Great photo opportunities here also.

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is along a sea front road and is a nice wee walk along the front to the tower. My grandfather used to being me here as a child so it was nice to show it to my own children now

1  Thank DSP34
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Walk past the Chain Memorial Tower in the direction of the Larne Leisure Centre and follow the coastal path til you reach a green area on the embankment. This is Chaine Memorial Park. It is quite a steep walk to get up into the park...More

1  Thank Hanni_LR43
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