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Things To Do - Visit Causeway Coast And Glens

causeway coast community Jun 30, 2024
Things To Do - Visit Causeway Coast & Glens

Welcome to the Causeway Coast and Glens, where many adventures await you. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, this region is a veritable playground, offering everything from walking and cycling to fishing and golf, and a haven for water sports.

Explore iconic Game of Thrones® locations and follow giants' footsteps at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway.

The Causeway Coastal Route

Did you know that the 120-mile Causeway Coastal Route is ranked among the Top 5 Road Journeys in the world? This scenic drive begins just outside Belfast and winds along the stunning Atlantic coastline to Derry~Londonderry. Don't miss the vibrant seaside towns and charming fishing villages along the way. Cushendall will captivate you with its simple beauty, nestled in the Glens of Antrim.

Enjoy the traditional Irish pub experience at Mary McBrides. Ballycastle offers a warm welcome and arguably the best fish and chips on the north coast at Morton’s Fish and Chip Shop.

Take a detour to Rathlin Island for more exploration. Portrush and Portstewart have been holiday hotspots for over a century. Further west, Castlerock offers a quieter but equally memorable experience. Golf enthusiasts will find these links course destinations irresistible.

Game of Thrones® Territory

Fans of Game of Thrones® will recognize many locations along the Causeway Coast and Glens. But even if you’re not a fan, these sites are worth visiting.

Explore Slaver Bay and Renly’s Camp at the secluded Murlough Bay or stroll along the famous Dark Hedges, which doubles as the Kings Road. Downhill Beach and Mussenden Temple appear as Dragonstone locations, while Binevenagh Mountain stands in for the Dothraki Grasslands.

Walk the Dragonstone Cliffs at Fair Head and visit Portstewart Strand, which became the Coast of Dorne. The dramatic headland at Larrybane served as The Stormlands and Nagga’s Hill, Old Wyk, and offers views of the spectacular Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Follow the winding road to Ballintoy Harbour to discover Pyke and the Iron Islands. For a unique perspective, join local guide Flip at Giant Tours; a stand-in actor for Hodor, he offers an insider’s view of the filming locations.

On Giant Shoulders

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway, is a must-see on any visit to Northern Ireland. Are the stones a result of volcanic activity sixty million years ago, or were they built by the legendary giant Finn McCool? Visit and decide for yourself.

Enjoy Whiskey on the Rocks with the National Trust and Bushmills Distillery for an extra treat. Just 8 miles away, the thrilling Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge awaits. Book the Beyond the Bridge Experience to cross the 30-meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm to the tiny island of Carrick.

Marvel at Nature’s Wonders

The nine Glens of Antrim are steeped in Northern Ireland’s folklore. While you can explore all nine, Glenariff, the Queen of the Glens, stands out. The Moyle Way and the Causeway Coast Way offer marked walking routes along the rugged coastline and through inland valleys and hills. The Atlantic Ocean and the River Bann provide a playground for water sports enthusiasts.

Enjoy a sea safari and delight in spotting dolphins. Experience the thrill of surfing the waves. Discover hidden caves by kayak, and go fishing to tell the tale of your big catch.

The Causeway Coast and Glens have much more to offer, but you'll have to visit to discover it all for yourself!

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