A Journey to Inspire the Imagination
Welcome to the Giro d'Italia 2014
On the Route from Bushmills to Belfast - May 10th
This is an independent and voluntarily maintained website dedicated to the history, culture and heritage of the Causeway Coastal Route.
This designated drive follows the coast of Northern Ireland for approximately 120 miles between the cities of Belfast and Londonderry passing through some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe including the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada where man first settled on these shores.
The journey follows the path of warriors, poets, saints and scholars through landscapes where many of the great myths and legends of Ireland have their roots. The road leads to where Saint Patrick began his teachings in Ireland and passes through townlands which trace back to the ancestral roots of President Jackson, Sam Houston, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and John Steinbeck.
The Causeway Coastal Route is more than a just a scenic drive, it is a journey of discovery that tells the story of Ireland from the first settlers through the first emigration to modern man.
This site developed from the North Antrim website which was created in 1998, the information base now covers the whole of the Causeway Coastal Route and much more besides.
Our facebook page is regularly updated with new images taken along the route, there is also a trip advisor page where travellers can leave their own comments. These can serve as valuable resources if you are planning a trip, you can access them by following the links below, if you do please give the facebook page a like and help spread the word.
The menu system is straight forward with a section dedicated to Other Locations which are places I personally think are worth visiting if you have have come this far. Another covers the nine additional scenic routes that loop off the main Causeway Coastal Route. Accommodation will take you to direct links to local people offering Accommodation, Places to Eat, Activities, Products, Produce and Gift Shops along the way.
Connecting directly to people who run local businesses increases the value to the local economy.
About the Website
Visitors in Oct 2013: 16,568
Text and Images: Art Ward ©