The Balmoral Show / The North West 200

There are two major events happening in Northern Ireland this week. The Balmoral Show and The North West 200. 

Even though these events are in two different locations, the traffic will be very heavy around both areas. We are providing details below that will give you some information on travelling to and from both events. We want to wish everyone attending, to stay safe in the heavy traffic, park safely, drive carefully but most importantly enjoy the good weather!!

The Balmoral Show

The Balmoral showgrounds are located just outside the city of Lisburn. There is car parking available, they have invested heavily in improving their car parking facilities to keep delays to a minimum. There will be car parking attendants that will guide you to your space.

Alternatively, there is public transport available to and from the event. The nearest train station is Lisburn Train Station, which is only 15mins away, from which a complimentary shuttle service to the showgrounds will run between 9am and 6.20pm (Thursday 8.20pm).

You can visit the Translink website for more information on transport-

The North West 200

There are several official car parks around the circuit. All the car parks will be clearly marked with signage. Car & Bike Parks are found in the following locations;

  • Opposite Portrush Police Station – Bike Parking
  • West Bay Car Park at Metropole, Portrush – Car & Bike Parking
  • Grass are beside Inn on the Coast Hotel – Car Parking
  • Ballyreagh Golf Course (opposite Inn on the Coast Hotel) – Bike Parking
  • Quarry Hill – Cars
  • Golf Course – Beside the Competitors Paddock – Bike & Car Parking

Motorists should expect delays on all roads leading to and from the circuit and should make appropriate allowances in order to complete their journey safely. Alternatively, there is public transport available through Translink.

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