Hillsea Bed & Breakfast, Ballycastle, Co Antrim

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Ballycastle, County Antrim

Ballycastle is a historic coastal town with beach and views to Fairhead, Rathlin Island and Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre.

Ballycastle is the perfect base to explore the famous Glens of Antrim, and a short drive to the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-rede ropebridge.

Ballycastle hosts the Lammas Fair on the last Monday and Tuesday in August.

Fair Head can be seen rising out of the bay.

Glentaise, the most northernly of the Nine Glens of Antrim, lies at the foot of Knocklayde mountain.

Carey, Glenshesk & Tow Rivers flow down from the glens then eventually join together into one river. This is known as the Margy River which flows into the Moyle Sea at the start of Ballycastle Strand.

The Strand (Ballycastle Beach) has a European Blue Flag.

Pans Rocks, which are the remains of an iron salt pan, lying at the far end of Ballycastle Beach which jut out to the sea and are a popular location for fishing.

The Devils Churn lying just beyond Pans Rocks, which has steps carved into the stone leading to an under water tunnel.

A popular cycling route runs from Ballycastle to Cushendun via the spectacular scenery of Torr Head, offering spectacular views and scenery.

Ballycastle is home to the Rthlin ferry which provides dailly crossings to Rathlin Island.

Bonamargy Friary is a late Franciscan foundation established in 1485. The Friary's most famous resident is the 17th century prophet and recluse Julia MacQuillan - known as "The Black Nun".

Kinbane Castle is situated on a headland projecting into the sea, about 3 miles (5 km) from Ballycastle on the road to Ballintoy.

There are several churches in Ballycastle.

The world famous Giants Causeway is just 15 minutes by car from Ballycastle.

En route why not visit the Carrick-a-rede ropebridge and whitepark bay.

Shopping towns of Coleraine and Ballymena are 20 and 30 minutes drive away respectively.

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