Giant's Causeway & the Nine GlensLegendary rocks and a renowned Irish welcome.
Walking amongst Northern Ireland’s magnificent coastal countryside with a chance to see one of nature’s most bizarre
The Coast and Glens of Antrim is a beautiful area; a tranquil land of open moorland rolling down to sea cliffs and beaches. The villages along the coast have a relaxed way of life and the natural barrier of the Antrim mountains has meant this north east corner of the country has traditionally been better connected to Scotland (only 10 miles away) than the rest of Ireland.
The beauty of Northern Ireland’s countryside is impressive and there’s lots to explore. We’re within easy reach of the iconic hexagonal rocks of the Giant’s Causeway; Dunluce Castle, perched on rocks above the sea and the Carrick-a- Rede rope bridge, originally built hundreds of years ago by salmon fishermen.
Cushendall, where we’re based for our week, is a short, but spectacular and increasingly mountainous journey from the airport. Situated at the head of Glen Ballyemon, it’s an ideal centre for a walking holiday, extending a warm welcome to all who visit.
- The Giant's Causeway (of course!)
- 'Free-range' walking - there are not many footpaths in Ireland!
- Great hospitality from Anne and Mary at our guesthouses
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- B&B en-suite accommodation
- Dinners at a local restaurant
- Local transport to and from the trailheads each day, if necessary
- Complimentary airport transfers
- Services of a dedicated tour leader
Glendale & The Meadows Guest Houses, Cushendall,County Antrim
Accommodation is in twin and single rooms all with en-suite facilities, split equally between Glendale and The Meadows, two high standard guesthouses about a 10 minute walk from the centre of town. Cushendall has all the facilities a walker might require. You will be advised on arrival in Northern Ireland at which guest house you will be accommodated.
Accommodation is on a half board basis, with breakfasts taken in your guesthouse and dinners taken in a local restaurant. Lunches can be purchased locally and are not included in the holiday charge.
On arrival day a complimentary transfer bus will operate from Belfast City airport at 4.00pm. On departure a transfer bus will operate to arrive at the airport at 12 noon. Should you wish to join this transfer coach, please let us know. Full details are available in our Holiday Information Sheet (downloadable below).
Transport to and from the trailheads is included.
Nearest airports: Belfast City (50 miles) or Belfast International (35 miles).
Nearest bus stop:Cushendall (plese note that the service is very limited).
Nearest port/railway station: Larne (20 miles).
Taxis each way between Cushendall and Belfast City airport cost about £50 and between Cushendall and Belfast International airport about £35.
Holiday: This was my first time in Ireland and I will return because I enjoyed the scenery the walking, because the guide was excellent, the weather, the accommodation and food. We were met at the airport, the transport was good, the B&B and food there was very good and the evening meals in Harry's restaurant very good. I met very friendly people and had a good time.
Holiday: Great itinerary
Holiday: The country and the people are lovely.
Holiday: Good trip with first rate leader. Very welcoming guest house with excellent breakfasts!
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