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Causeway Coast and Antrim Glens

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8 Days & 7 Nights
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Causeway Coast and Antrim Glens

  • Causeway Coast and Antrim Glens, an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”
  • View film locations for the Game of Thrones; Ballintoy Harbour and Portstewart Strand
  • Cross the Moyle Sea to the ruggedly picturesque Rathlin Island with its multitude of birdlife
  • Pass the geological splendour of the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Sample a dram of Bushmills Whiskey in the world’s oldest distillery
Discover Northern Ireland’s most magical landscapes, the Causeway Coast and the tranquil highlands of the Antrim Glens. It is easy to appreciate, with its diversity of unusual landscapes, why this region was chosen as a filming location for the ‘Game of Thrones’ series; Ballintoy Harbour unchanged for 100’s of years, the Antrim Glens with its stunning waterfalls and forest, plus Portstewart Strand, a 2-mile stretch of stunning golden beach. The Giant’s Causeway is an curious landscape of over 40,000 black basalt columns and is over 60 million years old. Its scenic beauty, along with an outing by ferry to Rathin Island to visit its Puffin population, is sure to create many lasting memories. The warmth and friendliness of the Northern Irish people is a genuine highlight and you will stay in family-owned B&B’s en route. Enjoy the atmosphere of a local pub in Ballycastle, as you listen to local music and eat a traditional plate of fish and chips!

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Portstewart and overnight Day 2 Walk to Bushmills 12 miles / 19 km Day 3 Walk Ballintoy via the Giant’s Causeway 13 miles / 21 km Day 4 Explore Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge Day 5 Explore Rathin Island 6 miles / 10 km Day 6 Transfer to Murlough Bay, walk to Ballycastle via Fair Head 8 miles / 12.5 km Day 7 Transfer to Glenariff Forest, walk to Cushendall 9 miles / 15 km Day 8 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 13kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 13kg is equivalent to 4 cheeseburgers. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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