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Walking Holiday on Northern Ireland's Ulster Way on the
Causeway Coast Way
From Portrush to Ballycastle

Walking Holidays on Causeway Coast Way, part of Ulster Way in Northern Ireland A 26 mile section of the Causeway Coast Way walking trail, part of The Ulster Way around Northern Ireland, situated in the sheltered waters of the North Channel between Northern Ireland and the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland.
Online booking available
This magnificent self guided walking holiday combines many varied habitats, a fascinating mixture of seaside towns, small harbours, tidal beaches and rolling hills.
The Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope-bridge and a day trip to Rathlin Island are among the many highlights.
Walking holiday on the Causeway Coast Way in Ulster Northern Ireland Suggested Tour Duration:
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
26 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/10 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
easy
Features:

Giant's Causeway
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Rathlin Island
The route is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
This is a popular walking tour and we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing.
You can combine this holiday with our walk in the
Glens of Antrim

for a longer walking holiday.
Day 1: Arrive at Portrush    
To start your walking holiday on The Causeway Coast Way walking trail you make your own way to Portrush, Northern Ireland (Ulster) for your first night's accommodation. Portrush is well connected to Belfast by train and bus. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary as well as ferry or plane travel from UK. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on The Causeway Coast Way.
Portrush on self-guided walking holiday on Causeway Coast Way in Northern Ireland
Optional extra day in Portrush
Dunluce Castle on self-guided walking holiday on Causeway Coast Way in Northern Ireland Day 2: Portrush to Giant's Causeway/Bushmills.    8 miles    easy    
Walking out of Portrush, take time to visit Dunluce Castle. The present castles dates back to the 16th century but the site may have been used by the Normans in the 12th century. We take a short detour inland to Bushmills for a visit to its famous Whiskey Distillery. If you wish you can take a restored tramway from Bushmills to the Giant's Causeway, return to the Causeway Coast Way to walk to the Giant's Causeway, the highlight of any walking holiday in Ireland.
Optional extra day in Causeway/Bushmills
Day 3: Giant's Causeway/Bushmills to Ballintoy.    10 miles   easy
As you are walking on the cliff tops of the Causeway Coast Way you have a superb view of the Giant's Causeway far below. In good visibility Scotland's Mull of Kintyre can be seen, as well as the islands of Islay and Jura . The hiking trail passes the hamlet of Portbraddan, the site of Ireland's smallest Church, and the ruined Dunseverick Castle. The walking trail crosses White Park Bay before reaching Ballintoy.
Giant's Causeway on self-guided walking holiday on Causeway Coast Way in Northern Ireland
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge on self-guided walking holiday on Causeway Coast Way in Northern Ireland Day 4: Ballintoy to Ballycastle.    8 miles   easy
Walking on from Ballintoy the trail passes Larry Bane Bay and soon reaches another highlight of the Causeway Coast Way hiking tour, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, strung between the cliffs 30 meters above the sea to allow fishermen to reach their fishing nets. Hiking on to Kenbane Head the white cliffs of Rathlin Island come into view. Ballycastle has a fine selections of bars and restaurants, it also has a fine beach and pretty little harbour.
Day 5: Rathlin Island.    2-14 miles   easy
Any visit to the Causeway Coast of Ireland should include a trip to this special island. Rathlin Island is only 6 miles north of Ballycastle and the ferry takes between 20 and 45 minutes. Rathlin Island is an L shaped island seven miles long famous for its seabird colony and rare flora. There are plenty of walking trails as well as a bar and a cafe and is the only offshore inhabited island in Northern Ireland. Cost of ferry not included in price of holiday). You return to Ballycastle for your overnight stay.
Ballycastle on self-guided walking holiday on Causeway Coast Way in Northern Ireleand
Day 6: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time in the area.
Why not link this walking holiday with the Glens of Antrim, making a full week's walking holiday.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the Causeway Coast Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
You can walk this hiking tour over 4 days at about 9 miles per day. These distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Why not combine this walking holiday with a hiking tour in another part of the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise and arrange necessary transfers.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the path you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Causeway Coast Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

Causeway Coast Way 6 day itinerary:
4 day walking and 5 nights accommodation
£405pp
dbl/twin
£455pp
single occ
£505pp
solo traveller
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All prices subject to change

What's not included
in your UK walking holiday
on the Causeway Coast Way

  • day trip ticket to Rathlin Island
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Portrush Double/Twin Single
Atlantic Hotel £29.00 please ask
Magherabouy House Hotel £29.00 please ask
Royal Court Hotel £35.00 please ask
Causeway Double/Twin Single
Smugglers Inn £10.00 £15.00
Causeway Hotel £16.00 £27.00
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How to get there
By Plane to Belfast or Londonderry where we can arrange transfer to Portrush
By Sea to Belfast or Larne
By Car to Portrush or Ballycastle where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Portrush
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