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Antrim Coast Road

Northern Ireland
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Ranked #17 of 137 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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Wyandotte, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

...for any travellers to NI. There's a new and stunning sight around each bend, as well as the local wildlife (cows, goats and sheep) on the hills along the way. Just an idyllic addition to your trip to County Antrim. Photos can't do it justice. You have to see it in person.

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northern Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

City & Causway tour. FANTASTIC! I read all the reviews and I encourage you to read them also. They were accurate but my experience felt so much more personal. It's like your friend Alister. Without yet discussing the tour, I feel that I want him to come to the house for a beer. He shortly becomes that kind of friend.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The coast road is just beautiful. It really needs to be explored by car over a couple of days so you can stop everywhere you want to. Big wide beaches, cliffs, the giants causeway of course. Brilliant!

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London, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Include this drive in your itinerary - well worth the time. The views are wonderful! Road is two lane, usually with shoulders, and except for a couple of rock tunnels is standard width. Quaint little towns along the way really help you feel you are in Ireland. We went at a fairly leisurely pace and arrived at the Giant's causeway... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
70 helpful votes 70 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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