Antrim Coastal Tour
We design our Tours exclusively with you in mind. We go to the Places other Tour operators cannot take you and will also include any stops you wish to make designed with you and for you. If your Family history is in this area we will design the Tour to suit your requirements.
You may wish to travel the direct route or by beautiful Coastal Route through the Famous Carrick Fergus. Landing place of William of Orange the 3rd (1690 AD) and Robert De Bruce (1317 AD) for their campaigns in Ireland.
In the footsteps of giants…
Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway a World Unesco Heritage Site has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it.
Why not experience the Giant’s Causeway for yourself? Visit the world-famous 40,000 basalt columns with one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Climb the Shepherd’s Steps and hike along the cliff-top trail to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Antrim causeway coast.
Here the Mystical stories told by your personal Guide Seán of the Celtic Band the Tuathe De Danann and Fionn mac Cumhaill with his band of warriors the Na Fianna.
Unlock the mystery and stories of the landscape in the exhibition area of the award-winning Visitor Centre.
• My Ireland Heritage take you on a unique Route along the Cliffs to Descend to the Giants Causeway.
• On a clear day see the Coast of Scotland at the Mull of Kintyre a mere 14 miles away.
Built on a Limestone Cliff against a dark basalt outcrop and joined to the mainland by an arched walkway.
Dunluce Castle dates to the 14th Century and has been one of the properties owned by the De Burgo Norman Family. It was taken from them by the Mac Donnells family in the 1500s. From the ruin of the Castle one can see the Fantastic outline of the Inishowen Peninsula close to Donegal.
The distillery is a popular tourist attraction, with around 120,000 visitors per year. A distillery by this name was first recorded in 1743, although at the time it was “in the hands of smugglers”
The area has a long tradition with distillation. As far back as 1276, an early settler called Sir Robert Savage of Ards, before defeating the Irish in battle, fortified his troops with “a mighty drop of acqua vitae”. In 1608, a licence was granted to Sir Thomas Phillips by King James I to distil whiskey and The Bushmills Old Distillery Company itself was finally established in 1784.
Mountsandel Wood is the earliest known settlement of man in Ireland dating to between 7600 and 7900BC.
Flint tools were found here, indicating that Stone Age hunters camped here to fish salmon in the natural weir. The earthen fort is thought to date back to Norman times.
There are good views over Somerset Wood and of the River Bann.
Rope Bridge (locally pronounced carrick-a-reedy) is a famous rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. The Local White Cliffs were once used for mining Flint arrow heads for Neolithic man (4000 BC).