The Giants Causeway Scenic Drive Northern Ireland

Giants Causeway and along the Antrim Coast

This is one of the worlds most amazing coastal drives, well, that was what I had read in the tourist magazine. You can start at either end of the route and as we were already sightseeing in Londonderry we started at that end heading back towards Belfast to complete a round trip for the day.

Day 1186 – May 31st 2017

There are many places to stop on the way and depending on the amount of time you have, will allow you to see more or less. With it being summer time the days are light until around 10 pm which certainly helps stretch the day. What doesn’t go in your favour is the opening times of some of the attractions as you’ll notice below.

Leaving Derry we made our way towards the Giants Causeway. Through the village of Dungiven then after you have views of the ruin of Downhill Castle or Manse Mussenden Temple on the clifftop to Portstewart then Portrush and next Dunluce Castle before reaching the Old Bushmills Whiskey distillery

 

Sandy beaches along the coast of N.Ireland

The town of Portstewart, N.Ireland

The town of Portstewart, N.Ireland

The view towards Portrush

 

Dunluce Castle & the Wee Cottage

Dunluce Castle on the cliffs

Dunluce Castle on the cliffs

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle

Wee Cottage at Dunluce Castle

 

Bushmills Distillery

Bushmills

Bushmills distillery N.Ireland

Bushmills distillery N.Ireland

Tasting at Bushmills Distillery

Tasting at Bushmills Distillery

 

Giant’s Causeway & the Causeway Hotel

The view from the Causeway Hotel

Looking down to the Giant's Causeway

Looking down to the Giant’s Causeway

The Causeway Hotel

The Causeway Hotel

 

The Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO listed place and the only one in N.Ireland

Giant’s Causeway N.Ireland

The amazing rock formation at the Giant’s Causeway

Causeway puzzle

Giant's Causeway panorama

Giant’s Causeway panorama

 

Hexagonal basalt columns

From sea level to many meters high

 

Giants Causeway

Giants Causeway

 

Carrick-a-Rede bridge

Carrick-a-Rede bridge

Carrick-a-Rede bridge

The walk is over a km to the actual bridge

The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

Amazing landscapes along the way

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