10 Reasons To Visit Antrim

June 20, 2017 by
Alex hiking in Connemara
POSTED BY June 20, 2017

 

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Terrain: Forest tracks and coastal trails. Rugged in parts. Regular asphalt hiking

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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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Carrick-A-Rede island, with just one lone fisherman’s cottage, is connected to the mainland by a tiny rope bridge. It was built by fisherman almost 350 years and is maintained as a tourist attraction to this day.

It hangs 100ft above sea level and is definitely worth a visit on one of our Antrim walking tours – even if you are afraid of heights!

Bushmills Whiskey

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on GoogleShare on PinterestBarrels at Bushmills Distillery

The Bushmills distillery is the oldest distillery in the world, having been granted its license in 1608. In 2018, it will be celebrating 410 years in existence.

The whiskey produced there certainly tastes best when tasted in-house meaning that a visit to Bushmills is a must if you take a trip to Antrim.

Glenariff Forest Park

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on GoogleShare on PinterestWaterfall at Glenariff Forest Park

Glenariff Forest Park is home to several conservation-concerned species, such as red squirrels, Irish hares and hen harriers.

The park covers approx. 1,000 hectares including lakes, waterfalls, forests and outdoor recreational spaces. There are also several short walking trails which lead to spectacular views and glimpses of the aforementioned wildlife.

Ballycastle

The Auld Lammas Fair takes place in August every year. A wide variety of goods are sold here, such as livestock and local produce.

Ballycastle isn’t a place to missed owing to its beautiful surroundings – you can actually see the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland from the coast.

Rathlin Island

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Take a ferry from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island – home to a large seal colony and many different sea birds.

You’ll also find a variety of different flora and fauna there, as well as learning about the history of the island.

For example, did you know that the Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, once took shelter on the island?

Dunluce Castle

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on GoogleShare on PinterestDunluce Castle is one of the most dramatic castles in Ireland

The dramatic setting of Dunluce Castle, set on a cliff-top, mean that it is a very popular place for filming. For example, it has appeared in Game of Thrones.

Away from filming, the history of Dunluce Castle is fascinating with many power struggles raging since its construction in the 16th century.

Torr Head

Torr Head is made up of volcanic rocks and offers breath-taking and spectacular scenery of the coast and across to Scotland.

In the 1800s, it was an important strategic location for recording the routes of transatlantic ships.

Portrush

Fancy a game of golf? Why not chill out and try the world-famous golf course at Portrush?

Or better yet – relax on the beautiful beaches the town has to offer!

Runkerry Beach

Runkerry Beach – or Bushfoot Strand – is a crescent-shaped beach which is very popular with surfers and wildlife enthusiasts.

There are very strong riptides here, so it’s not for the faint-hearted!

Giant’s Causeway

No trip to Antrim would be complete without a visit to the Giant’s Causeway.

Unique hexagonal-shaped volcanic rocks are the main attraction here, as well as the spectacular walks and scenery.


 

Click here for more info on our Antrim tours!

Tours from £379 per person

Choose Gentle or Moderate Hikes

10 different itineraries to suit all abilities

Terrain: Forest tracks and coastal trails. Rugged in parts. Regular asphalt hiking

Start anytime from Mar-Oct

https://www.hillwalktours.com/hiking-ireland/antrim-overview

 


 

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