Welcome to Glens of Antrim


Two waymarked footpaths traverse the region: the Ulster Way sticks close to the sea, passing through all the coastal villages, while the 32km Moyle Way runs inland across the high plateau from Glenariff Forest Park to Ballycastle.


Top experiences in Glens of Antrim

Glens of Antrim activities

$136.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Northern Ireland Rail Tour with Giant's Causeway from Dublin

Departing from Dublin Connolly Station you'll travel by train to Belfast (light breakfast available onboard). Upon arrival in Belfast, your coach tour will head to the famous Antrim Coast Road, crossing the lovely Glens of Antrim en route to Ballycastle and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. From here, you can glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day. Note that the bridge is open from March to October only and there's a small local charge if you cross the bridge.Next, you'll continue to the stunning Giant's Causeway, renowned for its polygonal basalt columns. It's fun to walk around, so be sure to wear good walking shoes!After making a photo stop at historic Dunluce Castle, it's time to return to Belfast to catch your train to Dublin Connolly Station (snacks available)

$69.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Tour from Dublin

Meet your guide in central Dublin start your day. To break up the drive on the way, we will stop at a service station so you can get some coffee or breakfast. Occasionally we will pick up a few more passengers from Belfast on the way as well.You'll get to experience the beautiful location of Giant's Causeway for around 1.5 - 2 hours. This must-see World Heritage Site is Northern Ireland's most popular visitor attraction, and for good reason. Magnificent seascape and of course the awe-­inspiring hexagonal/polygonal stone columns that form the legendary Causeway itself, some of which reach 40 feet (12 meters) into the air. The Giant’s Causeway was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986. Here you can have a sit down lunch if you prefer. The extra lunch stop time is added into the Causeway stop.You then get on the coastal route and go through beautiful coastal towns like Ballycastle where you will enjoy fantastic view of islands just off the coast like Sheep Island, Rathlin Island or maybe even a glimpse of Scotland.The next stop is Carrick­-a-­Rede Rope Bridge. Carrick­a­Rede is an abandoned fishing island located just a few miles from the Giant’s Causeway. This 90­ft deep, 60­ft wide (27m deep, 18m wide) chasm is traversed by a traditionally built rope bridge which rewards the daring visitor with arguably the best views in the country. Spend approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes there. When the weather is nice and the bridge is open, you can cross the Rope Bridge for free!The Dark Hedges, will be a 20 to 30-minute stop. The Dark Hedges were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their mansion Gracehill Manor. It is now the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland.Another unique part of the tour will be going across the Glens of Antrim with amazing panoramic views, instead of driving around them, on the way back to Belfast.Last stop of the day is Belfast. You will spend approximately 1.5 hours here. Belfast has a very compact city centre as a legacy of the Troubles, also known internationally as the Northern Ireland conflict. Visit the Crown bar, Big Fish, Albert’s Clock and many more attractions in the city centre while you do some shopping or buy snacks for your way back to Dublin.You will return to Dublin at approximately 7:30pm/ 8:30pm*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.

$56.39 Outdoor Activities

Belfast Shore Excursion: Giants Causeway and Belfast Tour

Your tour begins at Belfast Cruise Terminal where your driver will be waiting for you to begin the tour. You will begin with a scenic drive up through the Glens of Antrim to the North Coast of Ireland. Enjoy amazing sights as you experience a panoramic drive along the North Coast of Antrim. Also called the Causeway coast, this area is considered an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Antrim coast is breathtaking with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and wonderful views of Scotland. You will then enjoy ample time at the Giant's Causeway to make your way down to visit this famous World Heritage Site. Legend states that the Causeway's rocks were carved by Ireland's most famous Giant Warrior: the great Finn MacCoole. There is also a suggestion they may have been formed by Volcanic activity 60 million years ago. There is a charge of £8 payable at the site to visit the new Causeway visitor Center which has shops, a multimedia show and restaurants. After the Causeway, the tour will stop for one of the most impressive photo opportunities in Ireland, the magnificent Dunluce Castle. Part of this impressive ruin crumbled into the sea in the 1600's, Dunluce is connected to the mainland by a bridge and was once the stronghold of the McDonnell clan. The backdrop of the ocean and North Coast make this a really dramatic photo stop! In the afternoon, the tour will return to Belfast City for a panoramic sightseeing tour, where you will experience the highlights of this vibrant city, including City Hall, the River Lagan, Queens University, St Anne's cathedral and Prince Albert memorial Clock. After the panoramic tour, you will have free time for more sightseeing and shopping if your departure time allows. Please note, if your ship is leaving earlier than normal, the itinerary will be altered. If your cruise ship is departing late evening, you will be back to the ship after the itinerary has been completed and approximately 7 hours after you have departed. If your ship is departing slightly earlier, the tour shall be adjusted as necessary and get you back in ample time for departure.

$252.03 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Dublin to Northern Island 2-Day Tour with Giant's Causeway

This 2-day guided trip by train and comfortable coach includes an overnight stay in a 4-star hotel plus breakfast – a delightful and comfortable way to experience the city of Belfast and the natural wonders of Northern Ireland!Day 1: Dublin – BelfastMeet your friendly host upon check-in at Dublin Connolly Station for your 1:20pm train departure, and head to your first destination – Belfast. When you arrive in the city, transfer with your guide by local train to your hotel on Victoria Street. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening to get to know Belfast and explore as you like.Overnight: 4-star hotel in BelfastDay 2: Belfast – Dublin (B)Enjoy breakfast among members of your tour group before pickup from your hotel. Then, board your comfortable coach for the world-famous Antrim Coast Road!En route, cross the eye-catching greenery of the Glens of Antrim, a region that contains nine glens – or valleys -- which extend from the Antrim Plateau all the way to the coast. Stop in the lovely coastal town of Ballycastle where you can catch a glimpse of the Scottish coast on a clear day.Next, head to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, which spans 65 feet (20 meters) to the island of Carrickarede. Open from March to October only, you can walk across it for a small local fee. Follow the short footpath down and stop for stunning views along the way. Then hold onto the handrails and look down at the gorgeous blue water 98 feet (30 meters) below.Continue to the stunning Giant's Causeway, renowned for its 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. It's fun to walk around atop the polygonal shapes, so be sure to wear good walking shoes. You’ll make a final photo stop at historical Dunluce Castle, whose medieval ruins teeter on the edge of a basalt outcropping over the sea, before your return to Belfast. Catch your train to Dublin (snacks available for purchase on board), arriving back at Dublin Heuston Station at 10:15pm.

$102.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Northern Ireland Sightseeing Tour from Belfast

You will be collected in the morning from your accommodation or port of entry by private luxury car or luxury minivan - depending on your chosen option - and taken on a tour of Belfast to see the City Centre, the University Quarter, Titanic Quarter and many other significant places. Your guide will then follow the world famous Causeway Coastal Route, taking in sea views across to Scotland. You'll marvel at the coastal scenery along the notorious Torr Head Scenic Route before your onward journey, passing Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and then exploring the Giant’s Causeway. Along the way, you will also visit many of the locations used in the HBO Drama Series, Game of Thrones.Complimentary light refreshments on board. On the return journey you will take in the magnificence of Glenarriff Glen, the Queen of the nine Glens of Antrim, and continue by motorway back to Belfast.

$499.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Giant's Causeway, 'Game of Thrones' Private Tour from Belfast

Start you tour with a pick up from your Belfast accommodations in an executive Mercedes V Class or S Class. Drive through the Glens of Antrim and discover Carrickfergus Castle while observing the fantastic scenery. Next, test your nerves by walking over the Carrick a Rede rope bridge. Next, reach your destination, Giants Causeway. Giant's Causeway was created by an ancient volcanic eruption and is one of the top attractions in Ireland. Spend some time here before heading off to your next location.Once you have completed your tour of Giant's Causeway, visit Dunluce Castle and the Bushmills Distillery. Stop for some lunch at the Bushmills Hotel before driving back through the Dark Hedges. For your final stop on the tour, pay a visit to locations the television show, Game of Thrones, has filmed. Once the tour has come to completion, your driver will bring you back to your hotel.

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