Thursday, December 26, 2013

6 Must Sees Along the Causeway Coast

The Causeway Coastal Route, from Belfast Lough to Lough Foyle is a kaleidoscope journey of natural wonders, peppered with villages and towns which have retained character and charm over the generations. Each have their own stories to tell of myth and history and you'll find that the enire nation seems to boast the famous 'gift of gab'. This makes asking directions a long drawn out affair, for everyone you ask will want you to see their favorite spot, but it all adds to the charm! To make your journey a little easier, we have included the top 6 must sees along this famous route!

1. The Giant's Causeway
A visit the Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site will unearth the famous legends and colorful folklore about the Causeway - layered basalt columns, left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago. There are coastal and cliff paths for exploration and the wreck site of the Armada treasure ship 'Girona' is located off Port-na-Spaniagh.

2. Downhill Demesne and Mussenden Temple
This attraction offers visitors the chance to explore a stunning landscaped park at Downhill Demesne with its beautiful sheltered gardens and cliff walks.

3. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Carrick-a-Rede offers visitors a unique experience to traverse a deep, wide chasm by a rope bridfe that was traditionally erected by salmon fishermen. Visitors can enjoy an exhilarating coastal walk with stunning views across to Rathlin Island as well as amazing flora, fauna and bird life.

4. Carrickfergus Castle
Dominating the town's skyline is Ireland's best preserved Norman Castle. Established in 1179 by John de Courcy, the castle has seen action right up until the Second World War.

5. Dunluce Castle
Clinging fast onto a dramatic clifftop, Dunluce is thought to be the most romantic and picturesque Castle in Ireland dating back to the 14th Century.

6. Old Bushmills Distillery Co Ltd.
Experience for yourself the unique whiskey making tradtion at Ireland's oldest working whiskey distillery. The guided tour of Ireland's only "grain to glass" distillery will unravel some of our trade secrets.

These are just a few of the amazing spaces and places to visit along Ireland's Causeway Coast. Start planning your vacation to Ireland with Celtic Tours World Vacations!

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