Marvel at the Giant's Causeway, an UNESCO World Heritage site; brave a walk across the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge; see memorable film locations such as the Dark Hedges and the Cushendun fishing village; and enjoy spectacular views along the Antrim Coast.
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Duration 1 day
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Marvel at the Giant's Causeway tour, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage
Cross Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge if you are brave enough
Enjoy the awesome scenery of the Dark Hedges
Cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge for free when it is open! Other Belfast tour companies will charge you extra on the day for that.
Your tour is designed to visit as many sights as possible in one day, so you'll have chance to stop along the way to admire the Dark Hedges, a key filming location of hit TV series Game of Thrones, for 10 - 15 minutes. The trees were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their Gracehill Manor. It is now very well known to amateur photographers.
Next, enjoy around 1.5 hours to marvel at the spectacular landscapes at the Giant's Causeway, made up of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. It has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world. You will see why once you have visited the place. This is one of the world's greatest natural attractions. According to mythology, Finn built the Causeway as stepping stones to cross the Irish sea in order to battle Benandonner, a Scottish giant. Although a giant himself, when Finn reached Scotland he saw that Benandonner was almost twice his size and immediately retreated with his rival in pursuit. Finn’s wife disguised him as a baby and on seeing the child, Benandonner fled home fearing how enormous it’s father must be.
Continue along the coast to the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, a 66-foot (20-meter) long bridge that crosses the Atlantic Ocean, linking the mainland to the Carrick-a-rede Island. You'll have around 1 hour and 20 minutes to explore, which is plenty of time to brave the bridge crossing or hike along the coast, enjoying views of nearby Sheep Island and the Mull of Kintyre. On days where the weather is nice and the Rope Bridge is open, you are able to cross the bridge for free.
Drive along the famous coastal route and go through beautiful coastal towns like Ballycastle where you will enjoy a fantastic view of islands just off the coast like Sheep Island, Rathlin Island and maybe even a glimpse of Scotland.
Enjoy a photo stop at Dunluce Castle. Take a picture of one of the most beautiful castle ruins in Ireland. This castle ruin will make anyone appear to be a professional photographer.
Your tour ends back in central Belfast around 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM.
*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.
Cross the Rope Bridge for free when it is open
What’s Not Included
Hotel pick-up / drop off
When you get there
31 Chichester Street, Belfast (outside the entrance to Top Shop, across the road from the Garrick bar)
• Please note that this tour involves a lot of walking. Not recommended for young children or people with limited mobility.
• Please note that this is a long day trip. It can be up to 2 hours between stops. The tour starts at 9:30 AM and finishes between 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.