Walking the North Coast of Antrim

One of the most beautiful walks in the UK is the North Antrim Coast. Featuring a world heritage site, a death defying rope bridge, a golden beach and a site featured in Game of Thrones, it’s surely worth a trip. Stock up first with a visit to shamrockgift.com and get some Aran Sweaters. These lightweight, yet warm, jumpers are perfect for walking and they are also water resistant.

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Starting off at Port Stewart strand you can see the most amazing beach in Europe. Its golden sands stretch for miles and reach across a fair few miles. It’s a popular spot for windsurfing and kite flying. Further along there is the town of Bushmills. Here you can visit the distillery where they make the fine brand of Bushmills whiskey.

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The next stop is the world famous Giant’s Causeway. This natural wonder is rows and rows of hexagonal columns that reach out into the sea. It’s considered to be so important that it’s a world heritage site. As you make your way along you will see the Giants pipe organ where the columns are still embedded in the ground.

Next we arrive at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. This is a seasonal sight as it’s too dangerous to traverse in the winter. The rope bridge links the mainland to a small island that is an excellent local fishing spot.

Finally there is a Game of Thrones site to come across. This is Ballintoy Harbour where the port for the Iron islands was used and the landing spot for Theon Greyjoy’s descent into unpleasant times.