AROund northern ireland
Northern Ireland has some of the most beautiful places to visit, during your stay on
the emerald isle venture out to visit some of these magical attractions.
THE NORTH COAST
The North Coast has some amazing sites to see. Visit the peaceful Mussenden Temple perched on the edge of a cliff near Castlerock with stunning views over downhill strand. Brave the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, not for the fainthearted the bridge is suspended 100ft above the sea and links the mainland to the fisherman's cottage. Explore the ruins of Dunluce Castle and learn about its history, or go for a tipple at the Bushmills distillery which is the oldest working distillery in Ireland. See the columns of the Giants Causeway and learn the story of how they were built by the Irish giant Finn MacCool!
Magheracross viewpoint, situated on the Causeway Coast Way, a walking trail stretching from Portstewart to Ballycastle. There are two state of the art, fully accessible, viewing platforms extending out to the edge of the cliffs, maximising the stunning views of Whiterocks beach and Dunluce Castle. It has a panorama to the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Rathlin, and further afield to the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland.
The forest is home to a range of walking, cycling and mountain bike trails to enjoy!
There are four different grades of cycle trails within the forest each offering a different experience.
Whether you’re a leisurely cyclist or a total adrenaline junkie, there’s a cycling route that’s suitable for you – all promising intriguing sights at every twist and turn
NORTH WEST 200
The North West 200 is Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event, attracting crowds in excess of 150,000 as well as the biggest names in the sport, Hickman, Hillier, McGuinness, Johnston, Seeley & Irwin. Taking place annually in May, the North West 200 circuit runs between the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine – an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to the world famous Giant’s Causeway. Held during May each year.
Enjoy a surf at Portrush through hiring from Woodies Surf Shop, a kayak through Xplore Outdoors in Coleraine, see a range of water sports and activities through Lets Go Hydro in Belfast or The Lake Kilrea.
There is so much at your fingertips, whether you would like to go on your own or guided by an expert out on the ocean or on Lough Fea.