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The ferry terminal is 4 miles from Stranraer.
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DISCOVER NORTHERN IRELAND IN 2018...
Voted Best Region to Visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, the Causeway Coastal Route is a world-class driving route with breath-taking coastal views, charming towns and villages, and spectacular cliff top experiences. Travel with P&O Ferries and from Larne journey just 25 minutes to brave the Gobbins cliff path, a dramatic coastal path clinging to the cliffs of Islandmagee. Feel the waves crash against the cliff as you walk along the edge or, if heights aren’t for you, enjoy the view from a boat. In the nearby town of Carrickfergus you’ll find the Carrickfergus Castle, one of Ireland’s best preserved castles.
Continue your journey in Antrim with a visit to Glenarm Castle, home to one of Ireland’s oldest walled gardens filled with exciting flowers and specimen plants. The Tea Room provides the perfect opportunity to relax after a stroll around the beautiful forest and historic village. If you’re feeling active join the locals and walk in the steps of St. Patrick up the nearby Slemish Mountain in Ballymena, the central core of an extinct volcano. From here enjoy the breath taking views including views of the Scottish coast, the Bann Valley and the breath-taking Antrim Hills.
Get away from it all with a 25 minute passenger ferry to Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland’s only offshore, inhabited island with beautiful rugged landscape and home to the West Light Seabird Centre. This cliff-clinging ‘upside down’ lighthouse, built into the heart of one of Europe’s largest seabird colonies, provides unique views of this seasonal phenomenon, starring puffins and thousands of other seabirds. A trip to Northern Ireland’s countryside can push you outside your comfort zone and set your adrenaline soaring. Walk the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, a swaying little bridge that has hovered almost 100 feet between Carrick Island and the mainland for more than 250 years.
The Giant’s Causeway is the gem of Northern Ireland’s dramatic coastline, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that should be added to your bucket list. The Causeway legend claims the great warrior Finn MacCool built the basalt highway to Scotland to battle a rival giant, Benandonner. However, scientists believe that it was formed by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. While in the area, visit the world’s oldest licensed distillery, Bushmills Distillery. Take your golf clubs in the car for a trip to the Royal Portrush Golf Club, one of the most challenging links courses in the world and host to The 148th Open in 2019.
Northern Ireland is a place where Game of Thrones ® fantasy comes to life with so many filming locations to visit. The Dark Hedges near Armoy, County Antrim is known to fans as the Kingsroad, where Arya disguised herself as a boy to avoid capture. Close by Shane’s Castle hosted the jousting tournament where Gregor Clegane beheaded a horse. Ballintoy Harbour was used for the return of Theon Greyjoy to the Iron Islands as he sails into Lordsport Harbour. Visit Steensons, the artisan jewellers that created many stunning pieces for the series including Joffrey’s crown, Lannister lion pendants, stag pins and silver fish brooches.