The village of Ballycastle is ideally located for exploring the Antrim Coast, famous for the Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Distillery as well as its diverse and stunning scenery. The coast offers visitors a wealth of things to see and do including playing some of Northern Ireland’s most famous golf courses.

Ancient castles, heritage and culture play just as significant a part in the visitor experience as the breathtaking scenery.

The Causeway Coast

For those looking to visit The Giant’s Causeway it is only 13 miles from Ballycastle and is easily accessible by cyclists and those using public transport. It is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

Bushmills Distillery is only 3 miles from the Giant’s Causeway and dates back to 1608. It has approximately 120,000 visitors each year and offers guided tours and a well stocked gift shop.

Other popular activities within the area are cycling, walking, fishing and golfing so remember you can take your bike or golf clubs on Kintyre Express.

Ballycastle also has excellent transport links for short breaks in Belfast where you can sightsee with City Sightseeing Belfast, visit the amazing Titanic Museum and enjoy the city’s atmosphere, shopping and nightlife.

Our destinations are all great gateways for exploring, either by public transport, by foot or by bike. To help plan your day trip, short break or holiday, we’ve provided some sample itineraries (coming soon) and links to local information.

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