County Antrim Coast Road through villages and glens.
The Giant’s Causeway Coast Road is a designated drive that links Titanic Belfast with the walled City Derry. Hugging the coastline, tight with the water’s of the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
This epic route delivers an authentic Irish coastal experience – magical volcanic landscapes, soaring cliffs, Glen’s and beautiful pristine beaches. The Glen’s are rich in history, folklore and natural beauty, a world away from the frantic bustle of modern life.
Winding through the iconic coastline you will uncover a wealth of Castles, attractions and heritage sites.
The Giant’s Causeway Coast Road leads you to Portaneevy view point – On a clear day you will be able to look at the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, view Donegal, Rathlin Island and hopefully Mull of Kintyre Scotland in the distance.
The Jewel in the Crown
The Giant’s Causeway is a display of natures strange geometry, sheltered by high cliffs, lapped and crashed by the Atlantic. There are as many as 40,000 Basalt columns, formed around 60 million years ago, when volcanic eruptions caused floods of molten lava. Cooling, contracting and cracking followed, leaving multi sided columns of varying heights. The Causeway is the only UNESCO world heritage site in Northern Ireland.
Or did Fionn McCool folklore’s giant have anything to do with the Causeway?
Embrace a smooth spirit
You will visit Ireland’s oldest working distillery. The guided tour will explain how the unique triple distilled Irish whiskey is produced. Experience all the sights, smells and noises as Malt whiskey is produced in front of you.
In the 1608 bar you will finish the tour with a taste of one of the famous whiskeys.
Wild Atlantic scars
The Giant’s Causeway Coast Road leads you to the famous Dunluce Castle, one of the most picturesque and romantic of Irish Castles. The present Castle ruins date mainly from the 16thand 17thcenturies.
Local legends hold that a nearby graveyard contains the remains of hundreds of sailors of the Spanish Armada, killed in the wreck of La Girona just of shore.
Joining the local tradition
The Harbour Bar, a sense of being in the local. The traditional “front bar” offering renowned Guinness and local drinks, a warm welcome is guaranteed by host Willie Gregg or one of his staff. The historic quayside pub has Guinness stored just below the counter to ensure the perfect pint.
Step back in time and Embrace a Giant Spirit atmosphere in one of Northern Ireland’s most unique PUBlic houses, The Harbour Bar, and reminisce on your day travelling along the Giant’s Causeway Coast Road.
The Giant’s Causeway Coast Road tour takes in many of the County Antrim beautiful features, from quaint villages to the marvellous Glen’s of Antrim. Lonely Planet loves the causeway route and was voted Best in Travel 2018. This epic driving route takes you along the North East coast of Ireland, you will experience the beautiful coastline, pretty fishing villages, ancient sites, ruined castles, luxurious restaurants and cafes which serve only the best local produce.
The Giant’s Causeway is a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site an experience guests simply will not find anywhere else in the world. The mighty volcanoes and flaming Oceans of lava beneath the earths crust cooled to form a vast stone forest of Basalt columns. Three short of 40,000 in total. You can walk the shoreline or take the cliff top paths to enjoy the sights of this magnificent arena, taking in the Giant’s Boot, the Wishing Chair, the Giant’s Granny, The Organ and the Camel. The award winning Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre will also help explain the Basalt rock columns and provide more information through displays and videos.
The Giant’s Causeway Coast Road tour takes in a lot of the best attractions Northern Ireland has to offer. To book or require more information please use our contact form.