Causeway Coastal Route
The Causeway Coastal Route in County Antrim gives rise to one of the most famous road trips in the world, leading you along a 193km stunning drive. It encompasses breath-taking landscapes, beautiful beaches and waterfalls, and world-famous landmarks. Stretching from Belfast to Derry-Londonderry, the route winds through the amazing coastal countryside and will be a memorable experience.
The Causeway Coast has so much to offer in terms of things to do and see along the way, ranging from fascinating historical attractions to beautiful sites of natural beauty. One of the must-sees is that of the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO world heritage site in County Antrim. There is nowhere else in the world like it, with its 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that will take your breath away. A visit to Dunluce Castle is also not to be missed, as the 16th Century ruins are one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic attractions.
If you’re a bit of thrill-seeker, both The Gobbins and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge are perfect for you. The Gobbins is a spectacular cliff path that provides walkers with magnificent views and an unforgettable experience. The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge provides adventure-lovers with the opportunity to walk over an exhilarating 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm, all whilst enjoying impressive geology, flora and fauna.
Or for something a little different, the Old Bushmills Distillery also lies along this route. It is Ireland’s oldest working distillery, where you can take part in guided tours and whiskey tastings. Another interesting fact is that the Antrim Coast provided many fantastical filming locations for the iconic hit series, ‘Game of Thrones’!