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Causeway Coast & Glens

The Causeway Coastal Route is rated as one of the Top Five Road Trips worldwide and when you drive it, you’ll see why. 

The three designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are testament to the beauty of the area - The Causeway Coast, the Causeway Coast and Glens which includes Rathlin, Northern Ireland's only inhabited off-shore island and Binevenagh with it's dramatic cliffs. The ever-changing tapestry of scenery and colours, set against a dramatic coastal backdrop will take your breath away – making it the perfect place for a leisurely tour.

Start your journey in Belfast, and follows the coast road through the nine Glens of Antrim, winding between various picturesque villages and unforgettable scenic locations. The route peaks at the Giant's Causeway on the North Antrim coast, before continuing west toward the walled city of Londonderry.

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Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland

Co Antrim

The world famous Giant's Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland and is a must see for visitors.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Antrim, Northern Ireland

Co Antrim

Carrick-a-Rede boasts unrivalled coastal scenery and an exhilarating rope bridge experience accessed by a short coastal footpath. On the way, there are wonderful vantage points to stop and take in the natural beauty.

Glenarm Estates

Glenarm Castle's Historic Walled Gardens

Co Antrim

Glenarm Castle, one of Northern Ireland’s oldest estates is home to the McDonnell family, Earls of Antrim, since the early 17th century.

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Dunluce Castle: Medieval Irish Castle on the Antrim Coast

Co Antrim

Dunluce Castle is located dramatically close to a headland that plunges straight into the sea, along the North Antrim coast.

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Carnfunnock Country Park

Co Antrim

Carnfunnock Country Park covers 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and spectacular coastline, with panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel.

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Ballintoy Harbour

Co Antrim

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Broighter Gold ÉCONOMUSÉE

Co Londonderry

Come and uncover the process involved in the production of the award-winning Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil.

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Joey and Robert Dunlop Memorial Gardens

Co Antrim

The Robert and Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden were opened by Ballymoney Borough Council in honour of these two great sporting heroes.

Mussenden Temple, County Londonderry

Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne

Co Londonderry

Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock in County Londonderry.

Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island

Co Antrim

Amidst the rugged landscape of this isolated island, you can let your mind wander and discover a tranquility and beauty that is so unexpected.

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ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre

Co Antrim

Set in 150 acres of river flood plain, you will experience interactive interpretation in a range of hi-tec galleries, encounter energy efficiency first hand and explore new habitats of lake, reed beds and woodland.

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Roe Valley Country Park

Co Londonderry

This scenic and tranquil park on the outskirts of Limavady offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.

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Old Bushmills Distillery

Co Antrim

Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at Ireland’s oldest working distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Benone Beach

Co Londonderry

Golden sandy beach with stunning views.

The Dark Hedges, County Antrim

The Dark Hedges

Co Antrim

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.

Scullion Hurls

Scullion Hurls ÉCONOMUSÉE

Co Antrim

Scullion Hurls are located in the village of Loughguile. The Scullion family invite you to visit the workshop and experience the craftsmanship involved in hurl making.

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Glenariff Forest Park

Co Antrim

Glenariff, the "Queen of the Glens", hosts the spectacular Glenariff Forest Park. The unique Waterfall Walkway, a popular tourist attraction since it opened 80 years ago,has been significantly upgraded along its 3 mile length.

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Broighter Gold

Co Londonderry

One of the finest collections of gold ever discovered in Ireland was unearthed in Broighter townland (off the B510) in 1896. The 2000-year-old hoard included a small boat-shaped ornament, a bowl, neckless and an intricately carved tonic of ...

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Benone Strand

Co Londonderry

Benone Beach, multiple recipient of the European Blue Flag and Seaside Award, is a must-see when visiting the area. With seven miles of golden sand and a magnificent back drop of mountain and cliff scenery and stunning views across to Donegal.

Mountsandel Fort

Mountsandel Fort

Co Londonderry

Mountsandel Wood is the earliest known settlement of man in Ireland dating to between 7600 and 7900BC.
Flint tools were found here, indicating that Stone Age hunters camped here to fish salmon in the natural weir.

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