Named as Lonely Planet’s best region to visit for 2018, the North Coast of Northern Ireland is a simply stunning holiday destination. Part of the Causeway Coastal Route, this road trip brings together holidaymakers and adventure seekers all in one.
The Gian’ts Causeway is the most famous stop along the route, but there are many other special destinations that you should visit yourself to truly appreciate them. We have compiled all the information and inspiration you need for your North Coast road trip!
Discover the legend of Finn MacCool and how this giant built the causeway on your own or with a guided tour. This area of scenic beauty is the crown jewel of spots to see in Northern Ireland.
Situated at the edge of a cliff looking over the sea, the 2-mile walk to the includes a stroll through colourful gardens as well as viewing historic ruins before you take in the stunning view.
At Carrick-a-Rede island, you’re guaranteed a memorable journey. The rope bridge is suspended over a 98 feet drop. The coastal views are definitely worth the journey!
A seaside resort town with plenty of glorious restaurants, classic Irish pubs, seaside views, and amusements to keep everyone entertained. There is also Portrush Golf Club nearby, a prestigious golf course which recently hosted The Open Championship.
With a 400-year history of making whiskey, this distillery is the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, and also the longest-running one in the world. Take a tour and see where the magic happens…
A seaside town neighbouring Portrush with tasty restaurants, a wonderful beach, a stunning harbour, a promenade, golf courses and cafes,
As pretty a beach as you will see anywhere. Whiterocks Beach stretches for 2 miles and attracts surfers from far and wide for the excellent waves.
A quaint little harbour that has some great views, a small beach to swim at as well as a café for a warm cuppa and a cake. Also a filming location in Game of Thrones!
One of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, this too was filmed in Game of Thrones as the “Kings Road” and is a must-see on a North Coast road trip.
Dunseverick Castle is Scheduled Historic Monuments in the townland of Feigh, at over 1500 years old these ruins are worth a trip.
Whiterocks Beach, Benone Strand and White Park Bay are just three of the best surfing beaches NI has to offer. Head down to a nearby surf school to grab a wetsuit, a board and get stuck in!
A fun and educational guided tour around the oldest distillery in Ireland to see (and taste!) how Bushmills infamous whiskey is made.
See for yourself these authentic filming locations from HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones, including Pyke Castle, the Dark Hedges and Lordsport.
If you’re a bit of a daredevil this will be for you. Get the raw adrenaline pumping with cliff jumping, bouldering, climbing, and potentially some belly-flopping around the North Coast.
Take a fishing boat trip out to sea which is great fun, especially for beginners and kids. And even better, you can cook your catch for dinner in your campervan rental!
Northern Ireland campervan hire is the perfect way to explore the North Coast and see everything on offer from this wonderful “wee” country. From our Belfast Depot, you can explore all of Northern Ireland’s unmissable destinations with your very own home on wheels. We have the perfect vehicle for you, with our wide range of 2 – 6 berth motorhomes available for rent. You can head to the North Coast and explore The Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle before heading into Portrush for the evening to get fed, have a drink and take in the craic.
Don’t forget you can also enjoy savings of up to 20% when you choose either our Saver 2 or Saver 4 options for booking your campervan. You will find out which vehicle you get on the day of pick-up, click here to learn more.
Everything you need to know before you hit the open road...
Campervan Holiday Checklist
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