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Causeway Coastal Route

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Address: 160 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QE, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 07402467680
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The Causeway Coastal Route is a designated scenic tourist drive around...

The Causeway Coastal Route is a designated scenic tourist drive around the coast of Northern Ireland between the cities of Belfast and Londonderry. The route follows the coast and takes you to several major tourist attractions along the way including The Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, The Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and the Glens of Antrim. There are also nine scenic loop roads that run off the main Coastal Route. These are: Islandmagee, Slemish Mountain, Glenariff, Glendun, Torr Road, Glenshesk, Bann Valley, Binevenagh Mountain and the Roe Vally. One of these (Torr Scenic Road)is quite narrow so do be careful if your not used to our small roads, one tip is to pull in your wing mirrors on the Torr Road.

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Best road for a motorbike

i drove this with my girlfriend in the car when were were touring the north. i will be back here with the motorbike next sunner, fantastic road with great views

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

i drove this with my girlfriend in the car when were were touring the north. i will be back here with the motorbike next sunner, fantastic road with great views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Best part was from the causeway to Larne. Take the trip to Torr Head too. Some narrow roads but great scenery if the weather is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic road with great scenery. Lots to see and do on the way. A definite do if you are in the area

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

From leaving the ferry at Larne and heading north the coastal views are spectacular all the way along the east and north coast. The actual giants causway is spectacular but it is very commersialised and always very busy.If you walk to it or park away from it you can go for free.

Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this drive. The coastline is fabulous and the glens are wonderful. Lots of small coastal villages that really look what we imagined an Irish fishing village would look like. Traffic was light everywhere on this trip and we would recommend this area to everyone.

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing views all around the coastal route. From Ballycaslte to Downhill you drive close enough to touch the sea and no matter which way you follow this road, the views are marvellous

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery and quaint little towns. We took this route on our return trip from the Giant's Causeway to Belfast. We stopped in a couple of the towns for a quick rest break and to pick up snacks. The entire coast is gorgeous and at some points you can see Scotland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just how many superlatives are there in the English language? I ran out of ways to describe the scenery, the natural wonders, the harbours, even the weather! In Ireland they say a thing is Grand! This drive is definitely GRAND!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

You can paid 9£ for a place to park, a bus instead to walk.... or park a littke bit further for 3£ and walk :) veray nice landscape... dont do twice the same way... pass the tunnel on foot at the entrance to the 9£ carpark and follow the tarmac... and come back by the mountain (pass the Giant's gate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Leaving Larne lovely drive up the east coast through some nice villages and glens, Cushendun being a lovely example. Quite the most spectacular bit was the Torr Head detour which is not to be missed. Climbs a twisty route through fantastic landscape with near sheer drop to North Channel. Great view on a clear day of the Mull of Kintyre.... More 

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