Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Antrim, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Antrim, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Antrim, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you go to Antrim in January, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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February

Traveling to Antrim in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

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March

If you visit Antrim during March, you might find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost once in a while.

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April

In April, Antrim is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Antrim, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May in Antrim is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

June can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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July

July in Antrim is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

August here is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

In September, Antrim is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Antrim, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

October in Antrim is chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November in Antrim can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost once in a while.

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December

In December, Antrim is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Antrim, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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Activities for Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Antrim.

If you go to Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

Castle hopping? For Shane's Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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