Causeway Coastal Route, Bushmills

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#1 of 18 in Scenic Drive in United Kingdom
The Causeway Coastal Route consists of a scenic 193 km (120 mi) road weaving its way around the northern Irish coast between Belfast and Londonderry. Distinctive brown road signs direct visitors to a host of major tourist attractions, including The Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, and The Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, set amongst cliffs, mountains, waterfalls, and golden sands. Make sure you give yourself time to explore and enjoy unplanned adventures and tempting deviations. Some of the roads leading off the route to attractions can be quite narrow, so do take care if you’re not used to driving on small roads. See Causeway Coastal Route and all Bushmills has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bushmills vacation planner.
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  • August 21, 2017
    We drove from Larne so not to miss any of the route. It truly hugs the coastline unlike the Australian Great Ocean Road which dips in and out more. On a lovely day it is superb as the Glens of Antrim ...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Just do it. It is beautiful and every corner gives a different majestic view. It is also not very busy at all, with lots of stopping places to enjoy the scenery.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    How beautiful can Ireland be? We have done a lot by bike and the rest by car. If you take the route close to the Sea (follow the M98 bicycle route) then you will be amazed by this beautiful nature. Ireland? Then the Causeway Costal route a "MUST"
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  • May 6, 2017
    We flew into Belfast, had 3 nights then hired a car from Europcar and drove for the day stopping at the major tourists sites and having an overnight stop outside Londonderry. Returned the car to the airport the next day before flying home. Wouldn't change a second of it. Brilliant!
  • May 20, 2017
    Magnificent views. Gorgeous
  • July 12, 2017
    Stunning! Recommending at least 3 days.
  • April 19, 2017
    Best road in the country for a relaxing ride on a motorcycle
  • August 9, 2016
    A little disappointing after so much publicity. Thought it was something much better. Prices a bit too expensive if not a Trust member. Advise to go early due to parking and crowding.

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Where to stay in Bushmills

B&Bs and family inns line High Street, which dominates this quaint town. For luxury and views of the surrounding countryside, consider the Bushmills Golf Resort area. The area's attractions are centrally located or easily reached from the center, so hotel accommodations in this area are both convenient and scenic.
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