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Antrim Coast Road

Northern Ireland
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Ranked #18 of 131 attractions in County Antrim
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: An undeveloped, scenic stretch of road that passes along the nine Glens of Antrim.
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Bethel, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have been fortunate to travel quite often, we have been to Ireland 12 times, but never ventured this far north. I am glad we did, the weather was brilliant and the scenery through the coast matched...around every corner, green hills of Antrim, coastline, small villages....just incredible. I would put this drive up with the best.....

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U.K.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we were very lucky in that for our Antrim coastal tour the weather was outstanding,the sky was deep blue and the temperature was in the 70's with a cooling breeze to make it just perfect. the first stop was Carrickfergus Castle for a photo opportunity,a chance to pose at the statue of "king Billy" or under the walls of the... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What can I say--it is beautiful! If you are in Ireland--do not miss driving the coast. We had rain in the morning, but then in the afternoon, we had the most amazing rainbow I have ever seen in my life. It was fantastic and should not be missed!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ballintoy – where myth and legend take over from reality. The salt tang of the ocean drifted in on the gentlest of breezes through the tiny open sash window. A warm wind that carried scents of new-mown hay from the meadow outside the window. The distant bleat of lambs from the upper pasture punctuated by the sharp call of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you're in Ireland it's worth a trip to Antrim Coast. It's best to start around Belfast and rent a car. Car rental was about $300 (CAD) for two days and another $70 (CAD) for gas. But it was so worth it. You can see the entire coast and do activities like Giant's Causeway, the rope bridge and see all... More

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Best way to see Antrim Coast is to use www.cityandcausewaytours.com Our drive Alister was excellent,he took us to the Giants Causeway and the Carrack a rede bridge over roads that coaches and caravans could not go,the scenery was breath taking. Alister was also very knowledgeable.We where picked up from the Stena ferry port and taken back on time.Everything was a... More

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Dublin Ireland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

I can still remember every inch of this road in my mind, I was so happy to be passenger that day. One of the most scenic, and beautiful pieces of countryside in the whole of Ireland. A beautiful place to have in the memory bank for years, and some great day out drives to be done. Don't miss it in... More

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Minneapolis
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Every turn had a more beautiful scene. Weather was sunny and warm and the views were stunning. Take time to stop in the little towns along the way. The countryside is so beautiful and the homes are all beautifully appointed. This is a very pristine area. I would go back again and again.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Had a lovely drive along the north Antrim coast road taking in Articlave, Macosquin, Downhill, Bushmills, Portrush, Portstewart and everything in between. Luckily the weather was wonderful and the views over the countryside and then out to sea was superb. We had a picnic beside the River Bush and watched the salmon jumping, nosied around the Regatta shop in Portstewart... More

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cork
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133 reviews 133 reviews
54 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Was very foggy on way up from Dublin but tried a few days later on return and was rewarded completely. Got to Cushendun, on a recommendation, and was worth while. The other road users really make this drive a pleasure;not very long but I guess it is hard to maintain this standard over a long stretch? Some parts are quite... More

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