Just a two-hour drive from Dublin, Belfast is a great place to explore on a day trip. This bustling hub is the perfect place for foodies and it’s full of activities. But there’s more to County Antrim than just Belfast, here’s what else you can do in the Glens of Antrim!
Naturally people flock to Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital. It’s here that you’ll find the Titanic Belfast
visitor attraction, located where the Ship of Dreams was built. Close by is HMS Caroline
, a ship that saw battle in the First World War, and is now a museum dedicated to telling the stories of those who served aboard. Or, you can tour the Ulster Museum
, home to incredible exhibits, and fascinating historical artefacts.
If you’re looking for a road trip of epic proportions, they don’t get much better than the Causeway Coastal Route
. Stretching from Belfast all the way to the historic Walled City, you’ll find golden sands, crashing waves and coastal cliffs as you drive along the narrow lanes and winding roads. Be prepared to make a million stops along the way, as you’ll find an interesting diversion around every corner. Think majestic castles, the oldest licensed distillery in the world, and eagle-eyed fans may find some Game of Thrones® spots situated on the route.
If you’re looking for a pulse-pounding adventure, then you have to try The Gobbins Cliff Path
. Originally designed in 1902 and closed in 1954, it’s now open for visitors to enjoy again after extensive renovations. At some points the bridge hangs only 10m above the Irish Sea, so brace yourself for the smell of sea salt, and spot the many fish that swim below.
You’ll find one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic castles on the Antrim coastline. The medieval Dunluce Castle
attracts thousands of visitors every year, and it’s not hard to see why. It is said that these ruins were the inspiration for Cair Paravel, the royal castle in CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. A guide will talk you through the history, including the myths and legends that surround these castle walls, and the two clans that occupied and built the castle as you see it today!