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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Lying just over six miles north of the pretty seaside resort of Ballycastle, County Antrim, and 14 miles from the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland. Rathlin Island is situated within the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It includes several important natural heritage sites and is particularly internationally important for its flora and fauna and in some cases its unique underwater marine life. The island's rugged cliffs are home to the biggest seabird colony in Northern Ireland.
In addition to this it has many interesting listed buildings and a strong cultural heritage. Legend has it that Rathlin Island was the stopping place for Robert the Bruce and his famed spider?