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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.

Giant's Causeway, County Antrim

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.

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The Old Bushmills Distillery

Co Antrim

Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at Ireland’s oldest working distillery, situated on the Causeway Coast. Watch whiskey making take place, and enjoy a wee taster too, as the secrets of 400 years of distilling at the home of Irish whiskey is unlocked.

Slemish Mountain / County Antrim

Slemish Mountain

Co Antrim

Slemish Mountain, the legendary first known Irish home of Saint Patrick, is located close to Broughshane in 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.

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.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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.

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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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Royal Portrush Golf Club

Co Antrim

Founded in 1888, the legendary Royal Portrush Golf Club has two Championship Courses - the renowned Dunluce Course and the smaller, but equally enjoyable Valley Course.

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.

Gracehill Village

Gracehill

Co Antrim

On the outskirts of Ballymena and on the road to Ahoghill lies the village of Gracehill where you can step back over 200 years and instantly feel affected by the atmosphere of the place.

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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.

Glenarm Estates

Glenarm Castle's Historic Walled Garden and Tea Room

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.

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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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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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.

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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.

Dark Hedges, Stranocum, County Antrim

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.

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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.

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.

Broighter Gold Limavady

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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