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“Curbes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Causeway Coastal Route

Causeway Coastal Route
160 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QE, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Bushmills
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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“Curbes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Curbes on small typical villages in ireland, with green on one side the everywhere green you can meet in ireland and the blue grey of the sea on other side. Its made for romanthical drivings and enjoyable. Not big traffic as i remember.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Such a beautiful, leisurely paced way to see the coastline and Giant's Causeway. Enjoyed it immensely and loved being able to stop for some many amazing photo opportunities and sites that are a little off the beaten path. Be advised, the road is mostly narrow, winding two lanes, so be prepared for rural driving conditions!

Visited December 2012
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“Stunning scenery and plenty to stop off and admire”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We did this route over two days from Derry to Belfast. The weather was fairly miserable, but on the times when the sun came out then the scenery was stunning. The western half of the route clings to the cliff face for miles and miles with the sea just a stones throw away.

Be prepared for several stops offs and detours, there's plenty of brown tourist signs that give you ideas on where to stop. The route is cleverly designed to take in the major attrations of the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and the Rope Bridge.

Visited January 2013
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“Beware of road closures !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

the coastal route was magnificent id love to do it again and spend more time visiting each attraction and spending some time at them. two parts of the road were closed (this may have been due to high winds) and the diversion was a tad isolated!!

Visited February 2013
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“Rip Off Causeway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My husband, son and I called to the Giant's Causeway yesterday. We were advised that to park on their ground we had to have a ticket which for us was £21. We started to walk towards the road down to the formation and were approached secondly and asked if we had a ticket 'to cover the parking etc'. There is actually no charge to walk up and down to the rock formation (you have the option of taking the bus for £1 each way). We then parked at the adjacent hotel and ate there and this entitles you to free parking (keep your receipt to show if needed). So my husband and son walked up and down to the rocks and then wanted to call into the visitor centre to buy a souvenir, but no, you can not go in unless you buy a ticket. I have no problem paying a reasonable entrance fee to visit the rock formation but my gripe is that the impression is given to all our visitors that you must pay for a ticket to see the formation while all you are paying for is the parking and right to enter the coffee and gift shop.

Visited January 2013
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