Not only do our cottages provide you with a home away from home but they are also situated close to some of the most beautiful land marks in Northern Ireland.
The Giants Causeway is arguably one of the world’s most sought after tourist attractions. It is a 2 minute drive or 10-15 minute walk away from our stunning cottages. The Giants Causeway has been named one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. The 40,000 basalt stone columns where left as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Whilst visiting the Giants Causeway visitors can explore marked trails that gives you the opportunity to experience outstanding coastal scenery.
Are you a whiskey lover? Then look no further as we are 5 minutes away from Bushmills Distillery where Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made in one of Irelands oldest working distillery’s! The original grant to allow Bushmills Distillery be what it is today was signed by King James 1st in 1608 and has been up and running ever since! This experience is enjoyable for everyone as guests get to experience guided tours with a sneaky little whiskey tasting experience! At the end of the tour all guests are offered a whiskey or a soft drink in the 1608 Bar.
Another fantastic tourist location along the beautiful Causeway Coast is the historical Dunluce Castle. Dunluce Castle dates back to the 16th century when Sorley Boy McDonnell ventured over to the coast of Northern Ireland to combine McDonnell territories in Ireland and Scotland though his main base ended up being Dunluce Castle. Dunluce Castle is amongst one of the most visited iconic shrines in Northern Ireland and is situated right on the Antrim coast. It gives tourists the opportunity to take breath taking photos and will surely be a place to remember when exploring the Causeway Coast.
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
If you’re a thrill seeker then Carrick-A-Rede Rope bridge is a must when visiting the Causeway Coast! It is connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge, suspended almost 100ft above the Atlantic Ocean. Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge was created by a salmon fisherman 350 years ago (but don’t worry it has since been improved and is very very safe!!). Carrick-a-Rede hit new records by welcoming the most number of visitors to ever visit a rope bridge experience and this increases year by year. With outstanding photo opportunities and a 15 minute drive away from our cottages this is a destination not to be missed.
The Dark Hedges
Game of thrones fan? Then The Dark Hedges is a must while on your visit to Northern Ireland! The Dark Hedges is featured in the popular tv series as being ‘the kings road’. However, you don’t have to be a Game of thrones fan to enjoy the outstanding natural beauty that The Dark Hedges has to offer. The Dark Hedges is a beautiful road of beech trees which was planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century, three centuries later the trees remain in superb condition and are now one of the most photographed natural areas in Northern Ireland.
Things to do
Not only does the North Coast provide tourists with stunning land marks to visit, there is also plenty to keep you busy!
Causeway Coastal Route
Fancy a road trip around some of the causeway coasts most breath taking scenery? Look no further as the Causeway Coastal route was voted number one region to visit by the Lonely Planet. You can choose to start at Derry/Londonderry and end at Belfast or start at Belfast and end at Derry/Londonderry. The drive is approximately 120 miles (190 km) and merges with ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ and ‘The Mourne Scenic Route’. This route lets you explore the buzz of city life and sleepy coastal towns. To get the most out of this experience you should allow this to take 3-5 days however the route can be done in one day if you have limited time. For more information about the Causeway Coastal route visit https://discovernorthernireland.com/about-northern-ireland/destinations/causeway/causeway-coastal-route/.
Portrush Royal Golf Club
If you’re a fan of golf want to experience playing on a worldwide famous golf pitch then look no further. The Portrush Royal Golf Club has hosted many Irish Open Competitions which have seen famous golfers on the pitch like Rory Mc Ilroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell. It has also welcomed celebrities such as Jamie Dornan, Niall Horan and James Nesbitt. Among with the high profile associated with the Royal Golf Club it also features outstanding views across the North Atlantic Ocean with glimpses of Scotland and Donegal.
Ballylinny Holiday Cottages is situated near to some of the most breathtaking beaches on the Causeway Coast. From the astonishing views at Ballycastle beach looking onto Rathlin Island, all the way over to Downhill beach offering spectacular photo opportunities of Mussenden Temple.
There are a number of beaches nearby which include:
- Ballycastle beach (20 minute drive away)
- Portrush East and West Strand (15 minute drive away)
- White park bay (5-10 minute drive away)
- Portstewart beach (20 minute drive away)
- Downhill beach (30 minute drive away)
- Benone Beach (40 minute drive away)