County Antrim is situated in the northeast of Northern Ireland and is a popular visit amongst tourists, home to Belfast, the country’s capital city, as well as spectacular coastline, Giants Causeway, and the wooded glens.
Northern Ireland is a great place for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. With stunning views, rugged cliffs and picturesque green countryside, there is always something to explore. One of the most famous attractions in County Antrim is Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and national nature reserve. Giant’s Causeway is owned and managed by the National Trust and is free to visit. Visitors can climb the Shepherd’s Steps and hike along the clifftop trail to get a bird’s eye view of the dramatic coastline. Visitors can walk to the stones or set off on a 5-mile hike along the beautiful cliff-top path.
The Glens of Antrim, also known as The Glens, is a popular area for hikers and ramblers, as it comprises nine valleys and is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty. The area is recognized for its stunning countryside and scenic villages, such as, Ballycastle, Cushendun, Waterfoot, Cushendall, Glenarm and Carnlough.
Each of the nine glens has its own character and unique charm. If you follow the coast north, you will find dramatic coastline and picturesque beaches. For a chance to see spectacular waterfalls, visit Glenariff Forest Park, which is also known as the Queen of the Glens. There are various walking trails that run throughout the hillsides of the Glen.
Belfast is the country’s capital city and perhaps the biggest draw to County Antrim. The birthplace of Titanic commemorates the tragic ship with the world’s largest visitor experience. Titanic Belfast tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her tragic sinking in the Atlantic Ocean.
Other major attractions in Belfast include Belfast City Hall, the city’s iconic building which opened its doors in August 1906, and Belfast Castle Estate in Cave Hill. The landmark is named for the five caves on the side of the cliffs, contains natural, archaeological, and historical features.
When you visit County Antrim, there is so much to do. So do not hesitate and book a trip today!