1. Giants Causeway
According to legend, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by a giant. The story goes that the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Chanel so that the two giants could meet.
2. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a famous rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. It spans 20 meters and is 30 meters above the rocks below.
3. Dark Hedges
This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become known as the Dark Hedges. Also a Games of Thrones film location
Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland. It is located on the edge of a basalt outcropping in County Antrim, and is accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland.
5. Bushmills Distilery
All of the whiskey bottled under the Bushmills whiskey brand is produced at the Bushmills Distillery. A licence to distill in the area was granted to Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1608 by King James I, and the 1608 date is printed on the labels of the Bushmills brand whiskey. It uses water drawn from Saint Colmoms Rill which is a
6. Runkerry Beach
Portballintrae was originally a fishing village; a cluster of whitewashed cottages nestled around the horse shoe-shaped Ballintrae Bay. A gorgeous long white sandy beach
7. Amazing Cliff Walks
Walks for miles in different directions on the cliffs with amazing views. For really adventurous hikers, you might want to visit the Portcoon cave as well!
8. Game of Thrones film locations
(i) Stormlands, Larrybane, Carrick-a-Rede, Co. Antrim
Larrybane headland used to be the home to boat builders and a safe resting place from storms in winter. It was filmed as the Stormlands in Game of Thrones.
(ii) Iron Islands, Ballintoy Harbour, Co. Antrim
You will be able to see Rathlin Island and Scotland from Ballintoy Harbour. The harbour itself and the Ballintoy Church were filmed as the Iron Islands in the movie.
9. Portrush Deep Sea Fishing
3-hour mackerel trips out to the sand banks off the Causeway Cost. It's ideal for first time 'fishers' and great to families with children who want to catch some fish for the BBQ. Mackerel fishing is very popular with families where children enjoy learning where real fish actually comes from and how it is caught. If you don't fancy fishing - bring a book or simply enjoy the fresh sea air and breathtaking views of the Coast.