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Antrim Coast Road
Antrim Coast Road

Antrim Coast Road

Belfast, United Kingdom

The Basics

Designed by William Bard in the 1800s, the route was intended to improve access for trade; today it continues to provide easy transfer between the region’s popular landmarks. Many tours offering round-trip itineraries from Dublin or Belfast will visit this scenic stretch and its key sites. Combine with a visit to the legendary Giant’s Causeway, or opt for a tour that focuses on the manyGame of Thrones filming locations along the way.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The road itself isn’t suited to walking excursions, though there are plenty of opportunities to park and explore each individual landmark on foot.

  • Most of the attractions are outdoors and unsheltered, so don’t forget an umbrella and raincoat.

  • This is a must do for outdoors enthusiasts, photographers, and first-time sightseers in Northern Ireland.

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How to Get There

The route, a section of the A2 between Belfast and Derry, passes through a number of towns. Visitors can opt to rent a car, hire a driver, or relax while taking in the scenic views on a group tour.

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Trip ideas

Giant's Causeway Tours from Belfast

Giant's Causeway Tours from Belfast


When to Get There

The route has its charms all year. In summer, the flora and fauna put on a dazzling show; in fall and winter, the crashing waves and darkening skies bring a photogenic moodiness to the dramatic coastline.

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Discover Rathlin Island

Wildlife lovers with more time in the region may enjoy a visit to Rathlin Island, just off the coast. In summer, the island is home to a wide array of birds, including puffins, kittiwakes, and guillemots, all easily spotted in a nature reserve. Park up in Church Bay, then take a ferry over, keeping an eye out for native dolphins and seals.

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