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Causeway Coastal Route

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

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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Stunning scenery!

This coastal drive (walk?!) is up there with the best in the world. It stretches from the shores of Lough Foyle, past many miles of golden sand and rocky headlands, including the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This coastal drive (walk?!) is up there with the best in the world. It stretches from the shores of Lough Foyle, past many miles of golden sand and rocky headlands, including the World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway, the Nine Glens of Antrim and the gorgeous Antrim Coast Road - unrivalled scenery and so many specific tourist sights.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow wow wow love this coast line it's so dramatic, rugged and abousulety stunning. I would highly recommend driving this coastal route. On a nice sunny day you could take a picnic and spend the day here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an anniversary trip for my husband and I. So thankful we decided to take a leisurely drive along the Causeway Coastal Route! It was everything we expected and more! We stopped often to take photos and just appreciate the beauty of Ireland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The coast of Ireland is an amazing array of beauties and terrains. The views are spectacular and you will see things most tourists won't.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love nature, awesome sightseeing and stunning places to see and be, this is your route! Take your time and drive/walk around relaxing yourself and taking care to not miss any "corner" of this Route!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very scenic and a quick stop at Dunluce Castle is worthwhile. We didn't plan on driving this way but we're happy that we did.

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I'll be honest to say we live here half the year. It is naturally beautiful. It is still reasonably quiet by global/national standards. I love it - I'd like to keep it secret - but everyone should visit!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

A magnificent scenic coastal drive from Londonderry to Larne. Cliffs, beaches, lookouts. The highlight being the Giants Causeway - a dramatic collection of basalt columns. Many places of interest to visit along the way providing accommodation, meals and good coffee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

So much to see and do along this coastline. If the weather is kind (it was this time) the views to the Scottish Isles are spectacular. Closer to you, the coast line varies from expanses of sandy beaches, to rugged towering cliffs with crashing waves. The Causeway, the castles, the rope bridge and the bays are just a few of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

This route is well worth taking. There are lots of places to stop for taking photographs. OK, the local traffic may be in a hurry and a tad impatient behind us slow moving tourists but at least there is ample places to pull over and let them continue on their business. Just take your time to look at the scenery.

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