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
The section of the Causeway Coastal Route associated with the Antrim Coast & Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretches from Belfast in the south to Ballycastle in the north, including Rathlin Island across the Sea of Moyle. Click on the tabs below for information for the key sites and settlements along the route:
- Carrickfergus Castle
- Carnfunnock Country Park
- Slemish Mountain / Broughshane
- Glenariff Forest Park
- Cushendall/Tower/Layde Church, Beach
- Fair Head/Murlough Bay/Torr Head
- Ballycastle Town
- Rathlin Island
Visitors wanting to access additional information are encouraged to visit the linked sites such as;