Elodie was mentioning iconic trips. May I recommend you check out the CausewayCoastal Route, which together with Belfast was voted Best in Travel 2018 by Lonely Planet. This route stretches between Belfast and Derry/Londonderry and is studded with beautiful sights along its length – see a few of them here http://www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/Portals/0/downloads/CCRMap2016.pdf.
The most famous sight is undoubtedly the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the Giant’s Causeway visitor facilities are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, it is still possible to access the famous hexagonal basaltic stones as well as the cliff-top pathway, although for the full experience you could plan to visit the Giant’s Causeway when it is open. Similarly, while the Mussenden Temple will be closed over Christmas, it is possible to walk around Downhill Demesne and enjoy the stunning views over the countryside with Downhill Beach below, as well as the view across the sea towards Donegal. Indeed the long sandy beaches, for example, as at The White Rocks and Portstewart, are always open, as well as The Dark Hedges and Ballintoy harbour, just some of many locations in Northern Ireland used in filming the Game of Thrones series.
If you would like to know more about this beautiful area, or indeed obtain help in booking accommodation, please get in touch with us at Coleraine Visitor Information Centre.
I hope you have a terrific trip!