Ireland Travel - Places To Visit

With one of the most spectacular coastlines in Europe, the famous Giant's Causeway now a world heritage site, and the romantic nine glens of Antrim, this part of Northern Ireland is an ideal destination for your Ireland travel vacation.

Along the coast, golden sandy beaches contrast with rocky headlands and ruined castles from Carrickfergus to Castlerock. Inland you will find emerald green valleys, crystal clear waterfalls and sheep covered mountains including Slemish where St Patrick is reputed to have come as a slave boy.

Come to Lisnagault Northern Ireland holiday cottages for Ireland Travel and sports enthusiasts are well catered for. Golfers can perfect their game at any one of twelve golf courses. Anglers will enjoy some of the best game and coarse fishing in Europe, and every type of water sport is available from scuba diving to water skiing and surfing.

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The Giant's Causeway and Visitor Centre

The Giant's Causeway with its 40,000 stone columns was the first world heritage site in Ireland. It is Ireland's most famous tourist attraction and a must for all visitors to Ireland (and it's only 10mins from the cottages!).

Old Bushmills Distillery

The small village of Bushmills can claim to have the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, established in 1608. There are organised tours to see and sample the various whiskeys.

Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge

This swinging rope bridge spans a 60ft wide chasm, giving access to the salmon fishery. We dare you to cross! Not for the faint hearted.

Dunluce Castle

A romantic ruin clinging to a crag almost surrounded by the sea, this was once the main fort of the Irish MacDonells, chiefs of Antrim.


Situated on a one mile long peninsula, Portrush is noted for its splendid location with sandy beaches on all sides. If a bit of "craic" and a good meal is what you are after, then the many good quality restaurants and pubs will make your stay even more memorable.

Royal Portrush Golf Club

The magnificent Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush Golf club has played host to many prestigious competitions including the British Open. Amateur or professional golfers are spoilt for choice with the variety and quality of the challenging links and parkland courses.

Barry's Amusements

Fun for all the family, Barry's are Northern Irelands only permanent funfair. Traditional Hobby horses on the Merry-go Round are ideal for younger kids but overlooking the beach lurks the terrifying Big Dipper rollercoaster which keeps the thrill seekers happy.


The shopping centre of the Causeway Coast, Coleraine is situated beside Mountsandel Fort which is the site of the earliest known habitation of man in Ireland 7000BC.

The Glens of Antrim

The 9 Glens of Antrim are a truly mystical and enchanting place. Spectacular glen walks and waterfalls await the visitor to Glenariff Forest Park whose paths wind through the emerald foliage and meandering streams to the panorama at the top of the mountain


With its pretty harbour and coastal paths the whole town forms an Atlantic Promanade leading to 2 miles of golden strand.

The Coastal Drive

From Larne to Portstewart take the coast road and enjoy the spectacular views and call in at quaint villages and harbours, such as, Cushendun, Carnlough, Ballintoy Harbour, Dunseverick and Murlough Bay for breaks from the driving or to enjoy lunch or afternoon tea.

Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island is an enjoyable 50min trip by car ferry from Ballycastle. The island has high white cliffs, a small beach, diving centre, a pub, a restaurant and a guesthouse. At the west lighthouse 4 miles from the harbour there are spectacular views of Northern Ireland's largest colony of seabirds - puffins, razorbills, guillemots and killiwakes.

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