There’s something special about a road trip and luckily, here in Northern Ireland, we have one of the best around. The Causeway Coastal Route is like a touring playground with 120 miles of twists and turns waiting for you. Add to that the sleepy villages, panoramic views and breathtaking natural formations and you’ll start to realize just how good we’ve got it here on the north coast.
Journey Along the Edge
Imagine driving along the edge of the country with the entirety of the island of Ireland on one side and nothing but crashing waves and sea on the other. The Causeway Coastal Route places you right on the coast with nothing but uninterrupted views and fresh sea air for company.
Northern Ireland is a small country and the north coast is just one tiny part. Some might see that as a negative but we see it as the opposite because there’s something great to see around every corner.
Starting in Belfast you can journey towards The Gobbins, just outside Larne. This latest addition to the route literally lets you scale cliff faces and walk along just feet above the sea. After that make your way towards the heart of the Glens of Antrim – Carnlough, Waterfoot, Cushendun and Cushendall. Each little village has its own character, history and stories to tell. It’s up to you to find out!
Beautiful beaches including White Park Bay, Ballintoy (with the nearby Ballintoy Harbour recently used as a Game of Thrones filming location) and White Rocks wait further up the road. After that you’ll see the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, The Giant’s Causeway, the jewel in the Coastal Route crown, and Dunluce Castle.
As you begin to make your way towards Limavady and Derry/Londonderry you’ll see one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic sites, Mussenden Temple. Who would’ve thought a former library could be so dramatic?
We don’t just spend our days looking; we get stuck in and get our hands dirty. There’s nowhere better than the Causeway Coastal Route when it comes to “doing”!
There’s the International North West 200, held annually right on the coast, award winning golf courses including Royal Portrush, soon to be home to The Open in 2019, and incredible dining options around every corner.
Stop in to Kiwi’s Brew Bar in Portrush for some of the best local Northern Irish craft beers around. Eat at Upstairs at Joes’ in Cushendall in the shadow of the nearby Lurig Mountain.
The list is endless but it all starts with a set of keys, four wheels and good company!
There’s no better way to experience the Causeway Coastal Route and the north coast of Northern Ireland than by actually doing it and if you’re staying, we’ve got the perfect room ready for you.
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