A striking feature of the landscape from land, sea and air, Carrickfergus Castle greets all visitors with its strength and menace. It represents over 800 years of military might. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the Castle saw action right up to World War II. Today it is maintained by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and can be enjoyed by visitors wanting to learn more about its history or just looking for a fun day out in a unique setting.
Walking the cliff path at The Gobbins will be an exhilarating adventure that will excite all the senses. While The Gobbins will be a spectacular new adventure on the Causeway Coastal Route , it is also a re-awakened coastal experience which was first enjoyed in 1902 by the Edwardians. The modern cliff path at The Gobbins will be an unexpected white-knuckle walk which will thrill those with a sense of adventure and delight those who wish to experience the coast up close.
Titanic Belfast is a ‘must see’ on any trip to Belfast and has become the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland and one of the top attractions in Ireland. Housed in an iconic, six-floor building, Titanic Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast, right beside the historic site of this world-famous ship’s construction.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Back on the coast, take the exhilarating rope bridge challenge to Carrick-a-Rede island. The crossing over the 30-metre deep and 20-metre wide chasm was originally erected by Salmon fishermen. Reward yourself for your efforts with the stunning views of the coastline and out to Rathlin Island.
The Giant’s Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, this is the focal point of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has attracted visitors for centuries. It harbours a wealth of local and natural history.