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A Coastal Roadtrip (Great Getaways)

Planned or impromptu, little or long, lots of stops or just a few – another great way to see Northern Ireland's loveliness.

The dramatic Causeway Coastal Route is a 120-mile course of scenic treasures, that snakes around Northern Ireland’s shores. It's rated as one of the top five road trips worldwide and when you drive it, you'll see why. With natural wonders, jaw-dropping panoramas and seafronts, it’s world-renowned.

Visit a cliff top temple, try an outstanding whiskey and marvel at the sight of 40,000 basalt columns. Get your teeth into the freshest local seafood and snooze in a cosy coastal hotel.

Pick and mix your favourites from woodlands, waterfalls, hovering rope bridges and charming islands. Hear tales of mythical giants and ancient volcanoes. Explore every little nook and cranny, while singing along to driving anthems and taking a hundred snapshots.  It's paradise by the dashboard light.



Marvel at the Giant’s Causeway

Visit the striking 800-year-old Carrickfergus Castle

Test your nerves and cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Tour the medieval ruins of the 17th century Dunluce Castle

Seek clifftop sanctuary at the iconic Mussenden Temple

See the harbour at Carnlough

Visit Cushendun beach

Walk the coastal cliff path in Cushendall

Tee off at the famous Royal Portrush Golf Course

Check out the golf links courses at Portstewart, Ballycastle and Castlerock

Taste our history at the Old Bushmills Distillery (they've been making whiskey for over 400 years)

Uncover heritage at Ballymoney Museum

Submerge yourself in history at the Mid-Antrim Museum & Arts Centre


Behold the shimmering waterfalls and rivers at Glenariff Forest Park

Wander amongst the woodlands at Roe Valley Country Park

Enjoy an ecological wonderland at Rathlin Island

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