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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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Very Beautiful scenic road from Ballycastle to Larne in Nortern Ireland

If you are travelling by car and have the whole daylight time to use this road trip offers so many wonderful sights especially over sea (North Chanel ) towards Scotland and UK... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are travelling by car and have the whole daylight time to use this road trip offers so many wonderful sights especially over sea (North Chanel ) towards Scotland and UK. Whether you will start anywhere between Portrush and Ballycastle (then you will visit also Giant's Causeway?) then you will drive a few miles inland a little bit higher... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Really scenic drive with fantastic views and quaint towns. Probably worth taking a moment before you start to have a vague idea about what you want to see, otherwise you could either drive past something good, or stop every 5 minutes. However you do it, it's worth doing. As its scenic, obviously would be better on a clear day

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This must be one of the most exhilarating coastal motoring routes around - from just north of Larne, right around to Portrush and beyond. Big tip: for some reason, the GPS sends you inland between Cushendall and Ballycastle, meaning that you miss what is perhaps the most spectacular part: right around Torr Head. The road is very small and winding,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Great views. Weather unpredictable but then thats Ireland. Had an amazing time all over ireland. Everywhere is friendly helpful people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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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