North Coast Tour
Explore the world famous stunning Antrim Coast and UNESCO listed Giant’s Causeway, see the ruins of Dunluce Castle and cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge if you’re feeling brave!!
MEETING POINT: OUTSIDE JURY’S INN HOTEL, CITY CENTRE
MEETING TIME: 09.00
COST: £25- PAY AT RECEPTION BY THURSDAY AT THE LATEST
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1. The Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones) 15m
This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their mansion. Two centuries later, the trees have become one of the most photographed sites in Northern Ireland, after featuring as the King’s Road in Game of Thrones!
2. Bushmills Distillery – photo stop
In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you’ll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Visit this place where the family and friends have worked for generations with the philosophy that hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey.
3. Dunluce Castle – photo stop
Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle located on the edge of a basalt outcropping in County Antrim. Clinging fast onto a dramatic clifftop and accessible via a bridge from the mainland, Dunluce is thought to be the most romantic and picturesque castle in Ireland dating back to the 14th Century.
4. Giant’s Causeway – 1h45m visit*
Commonly called “The eighth wonder of the world,” the Giant’s Causeway is Ireland’s only World Heritage Site. Spend time climbing over the ancient stones, snapping photos, and enjoying the myths and legends that surround this world famous attraction. *Restaurant available for lunch BUT it’s best to bring food!
5. Carrick-a-Rede (1h15m, Extra £9.00 fee to cross bridge, depending on the weather!)
Take an exhilarating walk and enjoy stunning views. Weather permitting, the brave among us can make the terrifying trip across the bridge originally installed by fishermen.
6. Antrim Coast Road
Voted among the Top 5 coastal drives in the world, this stunning coastline will transport you past rugged and windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery and fabulous unspoilt beaches.
Return to Belfast City Centre at approx. 18.00.