Crossing Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge with kids

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast is home to some of the most stunning coastal scenery I have ever seen and a short drive from the Giant’s Causeway is the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Owned by the National Trust, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a famous rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim, which links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede and was first erected by salmon fishermen in 1755. From the car park there is a beautiful mile-long clifftop walk along the stunning coastline to the rope bridge. You will need to purchase tickets at the reception hut in order… Continue Reading “Crossing Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge with kids”

Finding Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Castle Ward

Series 8 of Game of Thrones is only a few weeks away and during our visit to Northern Ireland in February half term we visited many of the shows fantastic filming locations, many of which are dotted along the Northern Ireland Coastal Route. Numerous key scenes have been filmed in the country and to help you locate them, Discover Northern Ireland have launched the Game of Thrones Filming Locations Northern Ireland app, available for Apple on AppStore and Android on GooglePlay. Having the app allows you to visit and explore the locations at your own pace and it links to… Continue Reading “Finding Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones Filming Locations”

Visiting the Giant’s Causeway with Kids

Giant's Causeway NT

If there was one thing that saved us a lot of money during our visit to Northern Ireland, it was our National Trust membership as many of the sites we wanted to visit were looked after by them. Our first visit of our holiday was to the Giant’s Causeway and although you can access the stones for free via the Public Right of Way, it is well worth visiting the award-winning Visitor Centre, which is included in your National Trust membership. Inside you will find an exhibition showcasing the stories and the science behind the Giant’s Causeway, plus a giant… Continue Reading “Visiting the Giant’s Causeway with Kids”