Things to do

Explore Ballycastle & the Causeway coastal route

Rathlin island

Situated 6 miles of the North Coast of County Antrim. Rathlin island is accessible by ferry from Ballycastle, ferry crossings run daily with Rathlin island Ferry ltd. 

There is a population of around 140 which is increasing year on year. The island is home to some very special guests…….the puffins!
The Puffins frequent the island from April to July so dont miss out on an opportunity to see these fascinating birds. Visit the West Light Seabird Centre to see the puffins and other spectacular seabirds. 

Discover the tranquillity and natural beauty of the island on your travels. 

Crossing time: 20/45 mins dependant on ferry

Rathlin island puffins

Sheans Horse Farm

Sheans Horse Farm & Heritage Centre is situated in Armoy, County Antrim in the Glens of Antrim. It is located close to the Dark Hedges and just 5 miles of the Causeway Coast.

A wide range of activities available for everyone; 
Horse Trekking, Picnic Trails, Game of Thrones themed trails along filming locations & more!

Find out about local heritage & enjoy a memorable experience with the horses

Distance: 15 mins drive from Marine Hotel

 

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Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-rede rope bridge is a bridge located in the village of Ballintoy, County Antrim. 

The bridge spans across 20 meters between mainland and the Carrick-a-Rede island itself. It is suspended 30 meters above the sea and rocks below. The most famous bridge in Ireland and one of the highest, one for the brave!

The bridge was first erected 350 years ago by Salmon Fishermen. A tourist hotspot on the Causeway Coastal Route

 

Distance: 10 minute drive 

Carrick-a-rede rope Bridge

The Giants Causeway

Discover the most famous stones in the world. The Giants Causeway is a geological wonder, attracting thousands of visitors annually from all across the globe to the historical site

There are around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns as a result of a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago

Distance: 15 minutes drive from Marine Hotel

The Giants Causeway

Game of thrones filming locations

Ballycastle is situated in the heart of Westeros. Spend a day seeing some of the most famous spots featured on Game of Thrones. 

Ballycastle is the home of Game of Thrones Actor Conleth Hill who portrays Lord Varys

Fairhead Cliff, Ballycastle – The Cliffs of Dragonstone Castle (visible from our seaview bedrooms, look out for the Dragons!)
Ballintoy Harbour – The Iron islands
The Dark Hedges – The Kings Road
Murlough Bay – Slavers Bay & Pyke, Iron islands
Cushendun Caves – Storms End (Birth of Shadow Baby)
Larrybane Quarry – The Stormlands (Renleys Camp)

Tour the filming locations with Giant Tours

 

 

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