The North Coast

The North Coast is one of Ireland's special places.  Beautiful scenery, golden sandy beaches and rugged countryside are the backdrop for an area steeped in history and ancient Irish legend.

The towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine are places of activity and the wild romantic coastlines provide visitors with a host of water sports, championship gold courses, scenic walks and more!

 

Golf

The North Coast area is truly a golfer's paradise, offering a variety of terrains from spectacular links courses to delightful parkland.  Whichever of our superb courses you choose to play, we can assure you of a quality of golf that is unsurpassed.

Of particular note is, The Royal Portrush Golf Club, just a short putt away from the hotel.

 

Giant's Causeway

Situated 8 miles from Portrush.  Volcanic activity 60 million years ago led to the formation of over 30,000 basalt columns that make up the Giant's Causeway.  It has often been described as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' and was declared as Ireland's first World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1986.

The stones are hexagonal in shape and stretch far out to sea and some stand as tall as 12m.  The site has attracted international attention for it's unique geological make-up, but locals have their own story to tell.

Once you have visited, you will quickly see why it has becomes Ireland's top tourist attraction.

 

Dunluce Castle

The remains of Dunluce Castle are to be found a few miles to the east of Portrush.

It is dramatically close to a headland that plunges straight into the sea, along the North Antrim coast.  Sitting on top of a wild, romantic coastline, the castle, which dates back to the 14th century (although the history of the site itself dates back much further), is one of the most picturesque in Ireland and was virtually impenetrable.

 

Bushmills Distillery

Situated 4 miles from Portrush.

Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at Ireland's oldest working distillery.

Watch whiskey making take place and enjoy a wee taster too as the secrets of 400 years of distilling at the home of Irish Whiskey are unlocked.

 

Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge

Situated 14 miles from Portrush.

Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge is a famous rope bridge near the village of Ballintoy in County Antrim.  The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrick-a-rede, it spans 20 metres and is 30 metres above the rocks and Irish sea below.

Map and Downloadable Brochure courtesy of

www.northcoastni.com