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Antrim Coast Road, County Antrim: Address, Antrim Coast Road Reviews: 4.5/5

Antrim Coast Road
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An undeveloped, scenic stretch of road that passes along the nine Glens of Antrim.
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Mike B
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Touring Northern Ireland
Sep 2021
Touring Northern Ireland and visiting family and friends, we always take the Antrim Coast Road, a wonderful drive with so many historic places of interest, unfortunately some areas were still closed because of the Covid restrictions.
Written 27 October 2021
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,712 contributions
Fantastic drive
Aug 2021
I drove a good part of this today but it was mostly in pouring rain so not that photogenic! There are lots of viewpoints to stop at with decent sized carparks and it's a great road to drive with amazing scenery. This time I Stopped at Magheracross to view Dunluce Castle form a different angle. Very wet and windy but beautiful to look at. All free too!
Written 5 August 2021
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John A
Belfast, UK1,403 contributions
Best coastal drive
Sep 2020 • Couples
Travelling northwards out of Larne the road takes you through Drains Bay to Glenarm. As you proceed onwards the views become more spectacular but for sheer beauty of unspoilt natural scenery there is nothing to beat arriving at Red Bay and into the small town of Waterfoot and the 'Queen of the Glens' Glenariff rising up behind you.
The road proceeds to Ballycastle over moorland and busy farmland.
A great way to spend a day.
Written 21 September 2020
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Hugh
Dublin, Ireland19 contributions
A lovely day trip up the Antrim Coast
Aug 2020 • Couples
We decided to drive from Belfast up the Antrim Coast on a Sunday. Was really picturesque! Didn’t get to do the Gobbins Cliff Walk though (as it was closed due to COVID), but heard that it was really spectacular. Would like to stay up there (probably near Ballycastle) next time and would definitely visit Rathlin Island next time — we should really have booked the boat in advance but left it too late this time, boat was fully booked for days!
Written 18 August 2020
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igal27
Rehovot, Israel4,989 contributions
Coastal route with amazing views
Sep 2019
Driving north from Belfast to the northwest coast of Northern Ireland, you'll likely be driving along the Antrim Coast road along the east and northern coast. The views and sights along this road are amazing. Make sure to visit the Giant's Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, and the castles along the way, and to make a stop at the Magheracross viewpoint to take in the amazing view.
Written 17 August 2020
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Michael M
10 contributions
Beautiful road with fantastic scenery!
Aug 2020
Fantastic scenery enjoyable by car or bike!

I am a local - to Belfast, so does this come with caveats the route from Belfast to the town of Coleraine is doable in one day by bicycle, if fit with return to Belfast from Coleraine by train if more fit by bicycle.

For people coming by car it's still lovely with the destination being the journey, there are a variety of attractions on the way:
Carrickfergus Castle - with an entrance charge though with no artifacts inside it related to its history, walk over to the nearby free town museum to see them, President Jackson's former cottage - with underfloor heating and US Rangers museum (they were founded in Carrickfergus) - again in Carrickfergus.
Whitehead Railway museum worth a visit, Gobbins coastal path with hefty entrance charge
Larne town museum small quirky but free into in a former Carnegie Library worth a visit, Olderfleet castle pretty ruined but again in Larne, and of course memorial lamp on the harbour to UVF gun running and Chaine tower in honour of a 19th town MP that did much for Larne
Various towns such as Ballygalley, Glenarm, Cushendall Cushendun are picturesque and worth a stroll around.
Carrick-a-rede rope bridge again I understand with a heft entrance charge
Torr head scenic route picturesque drive or very tough cycle route
Kinbane Castle just outside the town of Ballycastle worth the drive down very lovely should be open and is free
Dunseverick castle so ruined it's hard to see it as a castle but free on the way to the Giants Causeway
Giants Causeway - with an eye-watering entrance charge £13 per head for adults can be avoided if you escape using its carpark
Bushmills distillery the world's longest running distillery - with charged for tours
Dunluce castle impressive location with an entrance charge
Portrush and Portstewart hugely popular town about 1 - 2 miles apart worth visiting
Coleraine - a fantastic shopping town in great shape with wonderful Saturday market in its central pedestrian zone, worth a visit.

Please note with Covid 19 any museums cited may or may not be open, however I know the area pretty well.
Written 9 August 2020
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Pittsburgh, PA36,482 contributions
Great drive
Oct 2019 • Couples
THE Antrim coastal highway is a beautiful drive . Around every bend is a beautiful view of coutryside to beautiful coastal views.
Written 1 January 2020
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ksparky70
16 contributions
Beautiful drive!!
Oct 2019
We were on a tour and this was a beautiful drive along the coast of Ireland on our way to The Giant's Causeway which was fascinating and the cute Video online makes you look at the coast in a whole different way.
Written 5 November 2019
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egwanderlust
Hampton, NH964 contributions
The Best Scenic Drive in Northern Ireland
Sep 2019
This scenic drive beats the Ring of Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. The views, stop-offs, and the roads themselves are more exciting. We started the drive around the Portstewart area and visited Dunluce Castle and Giants Causeway along the way. The weather was absolutely beautiful and made this one of the best days of my trip.
Written 2 October 2019
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Fiona3
London, UK31 contributions
Beautiful coast road
Sep 2019
Drive the Antrim coast road, all the way from Carrickfergus to Ballycastle, to Portrush, then keep going around the Seacoast Road to Binevenagh, Magilligan, Derry and beyond to Donegal. A beautiful drive, plenty of places to stop along the way to eat, drink, swim, walk, places to visit. Everything is worth a look, take your time, stop off along the way. Don’t miss out Cushendun and the Torr Head drive.
Written 27 September 2019
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