Causeway Coaster, 252The showpiece Causeway Coaster bus
The showpiece Causeway Coaster bus offers a mesmerizing journey through charming villages, a rugged coastline, and cultural experiences, showcasing Northern Ireland's stunning coastal beauty and leaving customers with unforgettable memories of breathtaking views and enchanting stops.
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1 hour 30 minutes
2 services daily – operates 10 July – 31 August 2023 only
Larne Bus StationHow to get here
Ballygally Castle, rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a former resident, Lady Isabella Shaw. Guests claim to have encountered her ghostly figure, adding an eerie allure to the castle's charm.
Charming villages, a rugged and magnificent coastline and cultural experiences to devour – the showpiece Causeway Coaster bus is a mesmerising gem of a journey.
Customers are treated to the enchanting spectacle of Northern Ireland’s stunning coastal beauty soon after the bus sets its course along the jagged shoreline as picture-book breathtaking views emerge.
Gentle waves of the Irish Sea caress the sandy beach in Ballygally with the bus stopping near great places to eat, nestled against the backdrop of hills and with a view of the expansive ocean.
The bus then continues its seaside sojourn, past stone cottages with colourful flowers in Glenarm and the enchanting Glenarm Castle as a backdrop.
As the bus passes Carnlough Bridge, there’s a great view of this romantic, arched stone bridge spanning the serene river, before Carnlough Harbour beckons and the sight of fishing boats gently bobbing on the shimmering waters, framed by the haggard, but beautiful, cliffs.
Then it’s onto Glenariff, known at the ‘Queen of the Glens’ and where towering waterfalls cascade down the valley’s steep slopes, with the bus meandering along the winding road, revealing fabulous vistas at every turn.
Cushendall and Cushendun are ventured through, and you can feel the charming atmosphere and vibe from the traditional Northern Irish pubs and quaint cottages, as the bus makes its way through the mystical Glens of Antrim – the scene of ancient legends whispering through the emerald forests.
Maghercashel is next with its rolling meadows, before Ballyvoy and Ballycastle come into view and the coastline meets the wild Atlantic Ocean, leaving customers with a lasting memory of the North Antrim Coast’s breathtaking beauty, full of gems and treasures devoured from the bus window on this fantastic journey.
A Fab Day Out!
Begin your trip in Larne, known for its rugged coastline and historic landmarks like the Chaine Memorial Tower. Next, stop at Ballygarry, a perfect spot to grab a coffee and indulge in delicious treats before continuing your journey.
Glenarm, a quaint village, awaits with its stunning Glenarm Castle and Walled Garden, offering a glimpse into the region’s history and natural beauty. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the well-manicured gardens and relish the tranquility.
Carnlough Bridge and Carnlough Harbour present mesmerizing views of the sea and picturesque harbour. The quaint surroundings are perfect for a relaxing walk or capturing memorable photographs. Explore the Harbour’s tranquil beauty with a leisurely stroll along the scenic promenade, featuring colourful boats and stunning views. Discover the enchanting Cranny Falls or venture into nearby Glenariff Forest Park for hiking adventures. Don’t miss the iconic Londonderry Arms Hotel, steeped in history. Relish local seafood delicacies at charming restaurants and soak in the relaxing atmosphere. It’s a perfect destination for nature lovers and those seeking a serene escape.
Glenariff, often referred to as the “Queen of the Glens,” enchants visitors with its breathtaking waterfalls and lush forest trails. Glenariff Forest Park promises an array of captivating activities amidst its natural splendour. Hike the awe-inspiring Waterfall Walkway, marvelling at the cascading falls and lush surroundings. Explore diverse woodland trails that cater to all fitness levels. Discover wildlife and native flora, perfect for nature enthusiasts and photographers. Enjoy a picnic in serene settings or relax by the river. Engage in birdwatching, fishing, and even orienteering. It’s an idyllic haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking tranquillity and adventure in Northern Ireland.
Continue your journey to Cushendall, a charming village nestled between the hills and the sea. Delight in its traditional architecture, arts and crafts shops, and friendly ambiance.
The picturesque coastal village of Cushendun is your next stop, boasting a beautiful beach and unique rock formations known as “The Curfew Tower” and “Johann’s Leap.”
Maghercashel and Ballyvoy offer a glimpse into rural life in Northern Ireland, with rolling green hills and peaceful surroundings.
Finally, reach Ballycastle, a vibrant town with a bustling harbour, sandy beaches, and the historic Bonamargy Friary. From here, you can explore the nearby Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Rathlin Island or catch a ferry to the stunning Rathlin Island.
The Causeway Coaster bus journey is a delightful experience, showcasing the best of Northern Ireland’s coastal beauty, charming villages, and cultural heritage. Whether you seek natural wonders, historic landmarks, or simply want to immerse yourself in the serene countryside, this journey offers something for every customer.