Antrim's Causeway Coast

There's so much to see and do on the causeway coast, and below are some of the highlights.

Visit this page for a little more on the Nine Glens of Antrim.

Map showing Cushendall' location within Northern Ireland
Place Distance from Cushendall
Miles Time (car journey)
Glenariff2 miles5 minutes
Fantastic beach with a nice children's park, the small town of Waterfoot, with pubs and places to eat.
Glenariff Waterfalls Park5 miles9 minutes
Stunning forest and waterfalls walks, with a lovely coffee shop and a small local history and wildlife museum at the top of the glen. Three waterfalls and panoramas of the tranquil glen give plenty of opportunities for beautiful holiday snaps.
Cushendun5 miles9 minutes
One of the most beautiful small villages in Ireland, boasting architecture from reknowned early 20th Century Architect Clough William-Ellis, and a great beach. In 1912 at the request of the Baron Ronald John McNeill, Clough William Ellis, based his design of the village to mimic a picturesque Cornish town to please the Baron's Penzance-born wife, Maud.
Glenarm14 miles22 minutes
Picturesque harbour town with beautiful walled garden, also great beaches and children's parks in nearby Carnlough.
Ballycastle16 miles20 minutes
A thriving market town by the sea, with a glorious mile long golden strand, a fair at the harbour in the summer months, a world class tennis complex, and dozens of great pubs and eateries. Day trips on the ferry over to Rathlin island are ideal for bird watchers, nature lovers and ramblers.
Ballymena20 miles35 minutes
The nearest large town, with plenty to do all year round. Attractions include Arthur Cottage, Our lady of Bethlehem Abbey, the Ecos Centre, the People's Park, Portglenone Marina, Slemish Mountain, Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Seven Towers Shopping Centre, The Ballymena Showgrounds, The Ballymena Museum and much more.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
See the picture below. The rope bridge is now a lot safer and steadier than it was, but it still takes your breath away when you're stood in the middle and the bridge is bouncing up and down. An ideal day out, is to do the Rope Bridge, Bushmills Distillery and the Giant's Causeway all in one day.
Bushmills28 miles40 minutes
A short hop away from the Giant's Causeway, this quant old town has the oldest (and some would say the best) whisky distillery in the world, and it's still going strong. Tours of the distillery are available all year round, and are very interesting. If you like Whisky volunteer for the free whisky tasting at the end of the tour.
Giant's Causeway29 miles40 minutes
Nominated as one of the the "New Seven Wonders of Nature" it's easy to see why the Causeway inspired so many legends in times gone by. A must see attraction.
Belfast50 miles1 hour
Belfast is reknowned for it's party atmosphere and it's residents love of a good celebration, as well as the history of the Troubles. There is never a shortage of things to do, with great night clubs featuring the cream of the crop of DJs and dance acts and gourmet restaurants that will fill your belly without emptying your bank account.
There's always exciting concerts, plays and exhibitions in venues such as the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Arena, as well as dozens of historical sites and museums.
Derry60 miles1½ hour
Derry or Londonderry is Ireland's only completely Walled City and one of the finest examples in Europe of Walled Cities. There's lots of great museums, including the Riverwatch Visitor Centre and Aquarium at the Lough's Agency which provides the opportunity to explore the Foyle and Carlingford Loughs. The Workhouse Museum tells the story of the famine and the Battle of the Atlantic. The Museum of Free Derry in the Bogside encapsulates the city's living history of the Troubles and the Story of Bloody Sunday.
A great place to spend the day.

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