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Causeway Coastal Route
Causeway Coastal Route

Causeway Coastal Route

Glenstaughey Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

The Basics

While the Causeway Coastal Route can be covered in a matter of hours, most visitors take several days to properly explore it, stopping at various sites en route. Key parts of the route are often included as part of organized sightseeing day trips from Belfast. These may include the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, Dunluce Castle, Ballintoy Harbour, and Downhill Strand.

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Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
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Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
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We were sbsolutely lucky with the weather, i thought i would have problems walking as i have foot problems but all was good. This was my second tour and for the first i didnt want to leave a commen but On this tour we had Aidan he talked just enough without ending with a headache , friendly guy and genuine
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Causeway Coastal Route is a must-do for scenery seekers,Game of Thrones fans, and history buffs.

  • Beach lovers and surfers may want to stop at one of the many swimming and surfing strands along the route.

  • Several scenic side roads leading inland branch off from the main route.

  • Most of the main road has two lanes, though some of the minor side roads have single-lane sections.

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How to Get There

The best way to explore the Causeway Coastal Route is during a self-guided road trip or by organized tour. From Belfast, follow the A2 road north along the coast. Travelers departing from Derry should take the A2 toward Limavady.

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Giant's Causeway Tours from Belfast

Giant's Causeway Tours from Belfast


When to Get There

The Causeway Coastal Route is drivable year-round, with road closures extremely rare. As many of the attractions are outside, however, you may want to go in summer when the weather is typically warmer and daylight lasts for up to 18 hours.

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Highlights of the Causeway Coastal Route

In addition to the Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, this driving route also leads to some lesser-known but no less spectacular attractions. See the Norman-era Carrickfergus Castle, follow cliff-face walkways on the rugged Antrim Coast at the Gobbins, walk amid the scenic Glens of Antrim, and sample whiskey at the Old Bushmills Distillery.

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