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  • 1 Antrim Glens Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Gaults Road GB - Cushendall

    The road along the Antrim coast takes in some varied landscape. On the sea side are charming villages, vast expanses of shore, high basalt and limestone cliffs, with Scotland's Mull of Kintyre in the distance. Inland lie the glens, narrow little vall..

  • 2 Giant's Causeway Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    rd. Causeway GB - Causeway Head BT57 8SU

    The Giant's Causeway is one of the most famous natural wonders in Ireland. The 40 000 basalt columns have inspired legend, constant wonder and curiosity, and given rise to ardent scientific debate. Nowadays, this UNESCO world heritage site attracts h..

  • 3 Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Ballintoy BT57

    A 20m-long rope bridge is set up every year for those who want to go fishing on the island, in quest of the salmon migrating to spawn in the River Bush or River Bann. The island forces the fish north (the name means "rock in the road"), dir..

  • 4 Giant's Causeway Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    B146 GB - Bushmills

    At the foot of cliffs, the causeway extends out to sea like a sloping pavement. It is divided into three separate sections by erosion: Lower, Middle and Upper Basalts. The columns themselves are cleaved horizontally forming convex and concave sufaces..

  • 5 Glenariff Forest Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    A43 GB - Glenariff or Waterfoot BT44

    The park is made up of wooded sections, peat bogs, rocky outcrops and a multitude of small lakes and rivers. The visitors' centre near the garden and aviary is the best place to find information on Antrim's glens. A 30min walk takes you to the waterf..

  • 6 Distillery Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    2 Distillery Road GB - Bushmills BT57

    Bushmills' distillery, on the eastern side of the town, is easily recognisable by the unusual shape of the malt kiln roofs. The first license to distil whiskey was granted in 1608. The distillery has its own special water supply from St Columb's Rill..

  • 7 Glenmona Lodge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A2 GB - Cushendun

    Cushendun's most characteristic residence was built by Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1977), the architect of Portmeirion in North Wales who worked here for Ronald McNeill, Lord Cushendun. Glenmona Lodge (1923), a Neo-Georgian style residence has a fron..

  • 8 Bonamargy Friary

    Religious buildings

    GB - Ballycastle BT54

    The ruins of the Franciscan friary, built near a river in around 1500, are now in the middle of the Ballycastle golf course. Still visible are the gatehouse and church which was lit by an impressive bay window on the East side. The McDonnell vaulted ..

  • 9 Dunseverick Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B146 GB - Bushmills BT57

    The importance of this castle according to records was inherent in its site, an impressive headland, separated from the shore by two gorges, rather than the few remaining vestiges. Dunseverick, which means "Royal Fortress of Sobhairce", sto..

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