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Whitehead Centre

19 Kings Road, Whitehead, County Antrim, BT38 9PT
Photograph of Whitehead Centre on opening day. Coloured bunting is across the front of the building.

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Whitehead Centre provides a tourism hub for information about what is going on locally and how to make the most of your time in our vibrant and beautiful town.

Visitors to the town can see exhibitions by the many and varied local artists and crafters as well as the permanent mural of Whitehead by local artist, historian and tour guide, Steve Diamond.

E-bike Hire & Guided E-bike Tour - Explore the spectacular coastal scenery of Whitehead and Islandmagee by e-bike. Take a spin around East Antrim’s popular coastal village, through the town to the Diamond Jubilee wood, to the Beach Road Nature Reserve and past the coloured houses on Marine Parade.   E-bike hire half day (3 hours) and full day (7 hours) rental available from £30 - £50 per adult (18+ years). 

Guided e-bike tours are also available to book with 'Pedal2Places' fully qualified guides. Starting at the Whitehead Centre, take a tour of the town and along the Blackhead Path, stopping off for a walk around the iconic Lighthouse on the cliff.  
An ideal way to try out e-bikes for the first time and hear lots of local stories as you go! 

Duration: Half a day from £30 per adult (16+ years)  To book an e-bike or a guided tour click here  (T&Cs apply).

Walking Tours - Walk the famous coastal path to Blackhead Lighthouse with local historian Steve Diamond. 
Steve will guide you along this special coastal path designed by visionary engineer Berkeley Deane Wise and around the famous Lighthouse with all the coastal stories associated with this iconic place. Your walk by the sea will be full of surprises, stories, and stunning views.

Walking route includes many steep steps and cliff paths. Pease dress appropriately, sturdy shoes or walking boots and waterproof coats are recommended.  

Duration 2.5 hours - For ages 4+ - from £10 per adult, £5 per child.  Book here .

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Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays

Establishment Features

  • Visitor information

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
e-bike Hire - Half Day£30.00 per ticket
Guided Walking Tour Blackhead Path£10.00 per ticket
Guided Walking Tour Blackhead Path£5.00 per ticket
Welcome CentreFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Saturday, 3rd August 2024 - Saturday, 3rd August 2024

Hall filled with crafters and people undertaking activitiesWhitehead Crafters' MarketEmbark on a creative adventure at the Whitehead Community Centre's Crafters' Market, a highlight of August Craft Month. Explore diverse stalls, enjoy live demonstrations, and participate in engaging workshops for all skill levels. Indulge in a delicious BBQ, refreshments, and live music. Free entry…
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Opening Times

Welcome Centre (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Friday09:00 - 17:00

* Centre office closed between 13:00 -14:00 daily

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