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Activities

Tours available

Museums tour

Causeway School Museum – 10.00 AMThe Causeway School opened in 1915 and closed in 1962, it was built by the Macnaghten family in memory of their father Baron Macnaghten of Runkerry and replaced the original Causeway School which had been in existence from the middle of the nineteenth century. That school existed where the ‘listed’ period house stands on the right hand corner as you begin to drive up to the giants causeway car park, now The Nook.Inishowen Maritime Museum – 09:00 AMInishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium is located at the Old Coast Guard station over looking Greencastle Harbour on the banks of the beautiful Lough Foyle. It is situated beside the Lough Foyle ferry entrance; this passenger/car ferry service runs between Greencastle and Magilligan,Ballymoney Tourist Information Centre – 08.00 AMSituated just 15 miles from the breathtaking Causeway Coast and within easy reach of the fabled Glens of Antrim, Ballymoney is one of the North East’s finest gems. Easily accessible by both road (A26) and rail, Ballymoney Town is worthy of a retail or leisure outing for local residents and visitors to the area

Streets tour

The Dark HedgesThis beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become known as the Dark Hedges.Movanagher Fish FarmMovanagher is a working fish farm producing brown and rainbow trout for restocking angling waters throughout Northern Ireland. Tours can be arranged by appointment and consists of a visit to the hatchery and fish ponds where visitors may feed the fish. The manager if requested in advance can give talks. All tours are conducted by farm staff.Joey Dunlop Memorial GardenThe Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden was built in memory of this unique special man. The garden is a fitting tribute to one of Ballymoney’s greatest ambassadors, who won five Formula One World Championships, 13 North West 200 races, 24 Ulster Grand Prix and a world record 26 wins in the Isle of man TT races. In this excellent setting you will have time to reflect on the achievements of the legendary Joey Dunlop MBE, OBE.Benvarden GardensThis historic estate was built in the 1630s and owned by the Montgomery family since 1798. Most of the landscaping and planting of the mature trees was carried out by them in the years 1800-1820. The Walled Garden, about 2 acres in area, appears on a map dated 1788 and has been cultivated since then without interruption, although with alterations to the layout from time to time.


Discover the Causeway Coast by bike

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If you really want to relax and enjoy the Causeway Coast then all you need is a bike. We’ve got some excellent routes both on and off road around the coast for you to enjoy. Our mobile bike hire service takes the hassle out of hiring bikes. No more trekking to the cycle hire shop we come to you and we’ll bring our hire bikes right to your door or wherever you’d like to start your route. Helmets, pumps, locks and a map are included in the cost of hire.

Whether you’re planning a cycling holiday or just a Great Day Out, Bushmills Cycle Hire is dedicated to providing you with the quality equipment and friendly advice you need to enjoy your trip. Our cycles are replaced every year to maintain high standards of comfort, safety and performance.

“The best 2 days cycling we have had, great bikes. We’ll be back.” Jane & Charles- London


Bushmills Railway

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A truly heritage experience traveling on a steam locomotive along a magnificent coastal stretch of line between Bushmills and the World Heritage Site at the Giant’s Causeway.

The railway now provides a passenger link between the historic town of Bushmills and the famous stone columns of the Giant’s Causeway World Heritage site. The railway has been built to the Irish narrow gauge of three feet and runs for two miles along the track bed of the former Giant’s Causeway Tram.

Open Saint Patrick’s weekend, Easter, then every weekend until end of June. July – August daily, then weekends until October.


Dunluce Castle

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Dunluce Castle is sited dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast. Surrounded by jaw dropping coastal scenery, this medieval castle stands where an early Irish fort was once built and were its history can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. Visit and take a peek at medieval Irish life!

Visitor centre, shop and guided tours of the ruins, gardens and remnants of the town. Limited wheelchair access. Tours available Easter-September and pre-booked available out of season.

No admission to unaccompanied children under sixteen.

Opening times:
April – September
Mon – Sun 10.00am – 6.00pm with last admission strictly 5.30pm
October – March
Mon – Sun 10.00am – 5.00pm with last admission strictly 4.30pm

Prices:
Adult – £2
Children/Seniors – £1
Child under 4 – Free
Group Rate – (10 or over) £1 per person


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