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    UK City Break - Visit Northern Ireland's Coast

    IrelandFor our last UK City Breaks road trip, we are going to head on over to the Irish Coast! Northern Ireland offers any traveller beautiful scenic routes and peaceful waves crashing along the shore with a mix of history and legends. Who wouldn't want to travel there? Fly into Belfast where you can pick up your car and sat nav to begin your 3 day weekend in this beautiful part of the country.

    Carrickfergus Castle: One of Northern Ireland's most striking monuments and our first stop, Carrickfergus Castle was built in 1177 and of the perimeter is covered by water. It is one of the best kept medieval castles in N. Ireland. £3 per adult, £1.50 per child.

    Carnfunnock Country Park: This Park would be a great day out for everyone. With 18 hole mini golf, a maze the shape of N. Ireland to get lost in, laser clay pigeon shooting, remote control lorries and boats be sure to stop off here and a have a laugh! Prices vary depending on what activities you want to do.

    Glenarm Castle: Famous for having one of Ireland's oldest walled gardens, filled with exiciting flowers and individual plants. Every year in July are the grounds of world class Highland Games. £4 per adult, £2 per child.

    Torr Head: Here you will get spectacular views of the rugged coastline of N. Ireland and enjoy the sounds of crashing waves along the shore. It's also the place where volcanic activity used to takes place. Free!

    Giants Causeway: The only World Heritage site in N. Ireland, the Giants Causeway is a definite stop off on your travels. Beautiful layers of basalt from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. £3.50 per adult, £2.25 per child. Also there is a small charge for parking your car, £6.00 for cars all day.

    Old Bushmills Distillery: In 2008 this distillery celebrated 400 years of history. This is a unique unbroken blend of whiskey that has run for 4 centuries. Here you can view the making of great Irish Whisky on a guided tour and have a complimentary glass too, just make sure you have a designated driver, preferably one who doesn't like whisky! £6 per adult, £3 per child. Please note that children under 8 will not be allowed on the guided tours.

    Dunluce Castle: Dramatically close to the headland, this castle is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The castle stands where a medieval Irish fort once stood. A village even stood around the castle but was destroyed by a fire in 1641, however, evidence of this village remains. £2 per adult, £1 per child.

    Mussenden Temple: The temple was built in 1785 as a summer library and was inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli near Rome. It is one of the most photographed sceneries in N. Ireland and when you get there, you will see why. With a beach under the 120ft cliff you can spend the day by the sea too. £2.30 per adult, £1.60 per child.

    Roe Valley Country Park: Our last stop, set in a gorgeous tranquil location, where you can do some salmon and trout fishing by the River Roe or take a walk around and admire the landscapes. It's also a great place to sit and think about everything you have seen on your journey. Free!Finally, we reach Derry where you can drop off your car hire at the City of Derry Airport and head on home back to your lives after a magical 3 days.Have you been along the coast of Northern Ireland? What did you see? What were your favourite parts? Is there another destination you'd recommend to stop at? Let us know!
    Please Note: Prices were correct at time of writing and subject to change.

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