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29 Raceview Road, Ballymena, County Antrim,
T: 07545 770 579
It is a converted 200 year old mill, and is a centre for Fledgling Businesses, Tourism and the Arts.
In 2013, the 200 year old Raceview Mill site in Broughshane was saved from demolition and was converted into a centre for Tourism, Shopping, Arts & Crafts and Enterprise.
Set within 16 acres, it features a variety of artisan shops and facilities, many of which are located along the pretty village street, complete with pump.
The Red Brick Coffee Shop, located at the entrance to the site, is one of the quirkiest places to enjoy a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and indulge in the famous ‘Red Brick Sausage Roll’, and is linked to an art gallery, featuring a collection of local artists, ideal for a gift or for something to hang within the home. The coffee shop even has a doggie friendly policy.
The collection of artisan businesses offers visitors a unique shopping experience, from upcycled furniture, a bread maker with a brick oven and delicious sticky toffee pudding right the way through to a dog groomer, indoor archery range and gym.
In June 2016, the Wool Tower at Raceview Mill was launched as Northern Ireland’s newest wedding venues, and with its original features such as vaulted ceiling, stone tiled floors and exposed brick work, it is undoubtedly a unique venue for brides.
A stunning riverside path also takes you straight into the village of Broughshane and features a Hedgehog habitat.
The path, and the mill, are open 7 days a week although most traders are closed Sundays and Mondays.
The linked art gallery and coffee shop are open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:30