The Giant’s Causeway is one of Ireland’s most beloved natural phenomenons, drawing hundreds of tourists and locals alike daily! Located in the Country Antrim, the Giant’s Causeway is merely one of a myriad of attractions. If you are planning a holiday to this alluring myth maker, there are multiple things to do and places to stay that are worth taking a look at just nearby!
The Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge offers a splendid day out for all those who dare cross it! The rope bridge was first built by fishermen venturing out to boast a bountiful catch and is now well kept to invite guests to cross over to the small rock island it links to from the mainland. It will cost just a small donation of around £6 to go towards maintenance of the bridge so that those in the future may enjoy the crossing as well!
If golfing is your game, then the Royal Portrush is for you! This famous green is located along the coast and offers four different courses, all coveted by golfers everywhere. Having once hosted the Open Championship, these challenging courses have become rightfully world renowned. Take in the beautiful scenery as you tee off and enjoy a splendid day in the shoes of golf professional Darren Clarke!
Dunluce Castle is a breath taking, and romantic medieval castle that now lies in ruins. Featured in the popular show Game of Thrones, Dunluce Castle plays on all pleasing aesthetics and offers the perfect photo opportunity as it sits just on the cliff side with the most perfect oceanic backdrop. Be sure to stop and take in this magnificent view that was once the prideful home of the powerful McDonnell Clan.
A day trip to Bushmill’s Distillery is the answer to those pining for a taste of classic Irish whiskey. Bushmill’s has been developing Ireland’s most prized whiskey since 1608 and remains the precedent for fine spirits. With age and wisdom, Bushmill’s maintains its claim as “the oldest licensed distillery in the world.” Take a tour through this historic landmark to understand all the hype first hand, as it welcomes 12,000 guests annually!
Road tripping is a lovely way to get around the Emerald Isle. Some of the most inspiring views can be witnessed by cruising along the Causeway Coastal Route. No need for a map as this route is clearly marked with brown road signs along the way to help guide you. Enjoy all that Ireland has to offer, including mountains, streams, cliffs, and valleys; all inhabited by tricky leprechauns, so keep a look out! End your journey at the Giant’s Causeway and learn of the fabled Finn McCool, the giant responsible for the Causeway itself!
If you are looking for a nice town to walk around and later rest your head, why not check out Portrush? It’s chock full of bars, restaurants, shops, and a lovely view of the harbour. Take a stroll down to the Harbour Bar for dinner looking out onto the water and then check into the Adelphi Portrush, a luxury 4 star hotel with an enticing spa to offer the perfect ending to an adventurous day. If you are looking for accommodation a bit quainter, might I suggest Antrim House B&B, right in the centre of town? The Giant’s Causeway is a mere 15 minutes down the road!
If Portrush doesn’t seem to suit you, then you will surely find what you need in Ballycastle! This is the place to visit if you fancy an evening out with a pint in hand as you dance the night away to traditional Irish music! Stop into O’Connor’s to listen to stories told by the locals and then settle in for the night at a cute little B&B, perhaps Glen Haven or Acravilla! You can’t go wrong! As you make your way to the Giant’s Causeway, make a stop at the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge for some daring activity!