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Visiting the Causeway Coastal Route

Northern Ireland boasts one of the natural wonders of the world. For centuries the myths of the Giants Causeway have fueled interest in this unique natural landscape. The area also boasts quaint fishing villages, a world heritage site and even is home to famous golfers Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke. Experience the region by driving the 120 mile Causeway Coastal Route which is often described as One of the World's Great Road Journeys.

Heading north from Northern Ireland's capital city Belfast, the Causeway Coastal Route leads you on an easy to navigate odyssey along the Antrim and Londonderry coastline, calling at picture postcard villages and glens with gushing waterfalls and gurgling streams.

Tranquil can quickly give way to thrilling as you attempt a crossing of the awesome Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, or just gaze with sheer wonderment at the sight of a UNESCO World Heritage site the Giant's Causeway.

While at the Giants Causeway, why not visit some of the local towns such as Portrush, Ballycastle and Portstewart where the whole family can enjoy. The Causeway Coastal Route itself is home to 6 beautiful beaches that have received the prestigious Blue Flag beach award.

The past too remains an integral part of the area's rich tapestry, with castle ruins clinging to cliff-edge promontories, and cairns and forts forged in a time when chieftains ruled, all calling out to be explored.

The Causeway Coastal Route is a route captured only by car and the drive itself is a treat. Sometimes the thrill is in the journey, sometimes it's in reaching each destination, sometimes, just sometimes - it's both.

Planning your holiday to Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast and Glens could not be easier with various themed Causeway Coastal Route itineraries, special offers, events, places to stay and things to see.

For more information visit www.causewaycoastandglens.com

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