This enticing stretch of coast, home to the Giant’s Causeway, makes for the ultimate road trip.
Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland
CAUSEWAY COAST - AT A GLANCE
The Causeway Coast in its entirety stretches 195 miles from Londonderry round to Belfast. It is a popular road trip route, thanks to its cinematic cliffscapes which drop off into the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean.
The Giant’s Causeway, northwest of Belfast, is a vast natural rock formation created millions of years ago by cooling lava. The basalt columns, protruding from the sea, make a majestic centrepiece - but this whole area is a must see.
Brave the wobbly old fishermen’s rope bridge strung between cliffs at Carrick-a-Rede, explore the medieval Dunluce Castle overlooking the wild waves and sample Bushmills Whiskey at Ireland’s oldest distillery.
The best way to explore this astonishing route is by hire car. But you can get to the Giant’s Causeway by bus or coach from Belfast. This should take about 1 hour and 20 minutes.