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Antrim Coast Road

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Address: Northern Ireland
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An undeveloped, scenic stretch of road that passes along the nine Glens of...

An undeveloped, scenic stretch of road that passes along the nine Glens of Antrim.

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Beautiful in every direction.

Don't forget your camera. The whole route is full of Kodak moments. I have wanted to drive this route for years and it didn't disappoint. Make sure to the detours down to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
FredFII
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Gloucester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove down from Ballycastle to Larne trying to get as close to the coast as possible. It wasn't until Cushendun that we got close to the sea but it was a lovely way to start. At Cushendun, we walked along the beach, over the river bridge and round to the Fisherman's Cottage followed by exploring the caves used in... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't forget your camera. The whole route is full of Kodak moments. I have wanted to drive this route for years and it didn't disappoint. Make sure to the detours down to the small harbours like Ballintoy and stop at the viewpoints.

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Thank FredFII
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for a road trip. I spotted a Buzzard alighting on rocks to our left. As the road swings around you see new vistas of the Antrim coast. The villages along the way have all sorts of interesting harbours, shops, pubs, castles, forests and waterfalls. We did get royally stuck behind a herd of bicycles, but we had all day.

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out at sea we could see the Maidens lighthouse still shining even in the daytime. On clear days you can see a lot of Scotland, but today the distant horizon was a bit cloudier. There were great groups of cyclists on the road, so we just had to drive at fifteen miles per hour behind them all, with a long... More 

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Sidcup
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must, surely one of the best coast roads in the world. We have travelled in both directions and equally as good. I have driven the Big Sur in California, Great Ocean Drive in Australia plus the Dingle and this is just as good if not better. The weather was stunning, water calm and crystal clear. Easy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PS I went here last year and am reviewing this retrospectively as TripAdvisor allows me to. I say this as someone thought I was making out as if I had been to all these places in the last month. No, last year, I remember it well and have included photos I took.... The Antrim Coast road goes all the way... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and easy to drive with frequent directional signage. Could be done in one day, but you’d be rushed, so take two and savor the experience.

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth travelling in both directions from Belfast all the way through to Coleraine using the A2 with detours along the B92, the Torr Road to Torr Head and the B15 from Ballycastle. An area worth just exploring. Many excellent views both along the coast and across the Irish Sea towards Scotland. Superior to the more popular areas in Kerry, Cork... More 

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Thank David F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Amazing veiws, stunning road, though leave plenty of time to drive it. We had to be in Belfast for a party and didn't leave anywhere near enough time to fully appreciate it (and were late to the party), so don't take this road if you're on a tight schedule!

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

A route you will want to traverse again. Passengers will get the most benefit from the stunning views but do stop often to soak in the scenery. With so little tourism Northern Ireland remains a pleasure to explore by road. This coastal road is perfect to begin and end your journey.

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