To travel along the Causeway Coastal Route is to experience one of the most dramatic routes in the world. A recent poll places the Antrim Coast Road section of the Causeway Coastal Route in 5th place in a list of the world’s most spectacular views. Some eighty miles of stunning coastline will transport you past rugged and windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery and fabulous unspoilt beaches. It’s a coastline sprinkled with historic castles, churches and forts. Many are now just ruins but each holds to memories of a mysterious and heroic past.
It’s a journey not to be hurried. Every twist and turn in the road will reveal new sights. On goes the road over bridges and under arches, past bays and beaches and strange rock formations. Travel inland and experience hills and valleys, dramatic scenery and historic sites steeped in myths and legends.
The Causeway Coastal Route provides a journey of exploration where imagination meets reality and where every village and town, castle and rocky shore are waiting to be discovered. [Tourism NI]
The Causeway Coastal Route is overwhelmingly rich in content and interest and due to its very size, has associated with it so much to do, see and experience. The three AONBs which constitute the Causeway Coastal Route are rich in flora, fauna, exhilarating views, exciting experiences and activities suitable for all ages
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The section of the Causeway Coastal Route associated with the Binevenagh AONB stretches from Portstewart in the east to the Walled City of Derry/Londonderry in the west and is linked to Donegal via the ferry at Magilligan Point.
- Portstewart Strand
- Mountsandel Forest and Fort
- Downhill Palace, The Lions Gate and Mussenden Temple
- Benone Beach and tourist complex
- Saint Aiden’s, Tamlaghard, Lough Foyle & Hezlett House
- Roe Valley Country Park