VIDEO of Giants Causeway and Rope Bridge, Belfast
Here is my VIDEO of Giants Causeway and Rope Bridge, Belfast! The Giant’s Causeway is just 30 mins north of Belfast and is a fantastic day trip.
Tour vs renting a car
As we were only in Belfast for a few days, we did a tour for about £25 each. Alternatively, you could rent a car and travel along the coast yourself as the roads looked easy to navigate.
We booked with Odyssey Coach Tours, as they use minibuses rather than large coaches, so it feels more personalised.
If you like whiskey….
We stopped at Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, which was established in 1608 and is the oldest whiskey maker in Ireland. Our group was excited to have a free taster!
We also had quick photo stop at Dunluce Castle, which was very imposing and looks dramatic against the shoreline.
The Giant’s Causeway
The Giant’s Causeway is amazing and we had a great time exploring. However,remember to take rain gear and good shoes because it rained constantly, was very windy and the basalt was a bit slippy. You can walk to the site from the car park in about 15 minutes or you can catch a bus (for a small fee).
Time for a quick drink…
If you’re looking for somewhere to dry your clothes and quench your thirst, there’s a cosy pub with a roaring fire next to the car park. They serve food too, which looked pretty good (though we had a packed lunch).
We also visited the famous Carrick-a-rede ropebridge, which links the mainland to a little island that was used for fishing. Walking across the bridge with the stormy seas below was super fun.
If you’re staying in Belfast…
Belfast is a compact city that is steeped in history and it’s perfect for a weekend break.
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