6 things to do on a Summer Staycation at Ballygally Castle
With the iconic Causeway Coastal Route right on our doorstep, Ballygally castle is the ideal destination for a Summer Staycation!
Here are just 6 of our top picks on what to see and do nearby during your stay…
1) Paddle boarding on Ballygally Beach
Ballygally beach is about 200m long and set in a sheltered, horseshoe bay. Predominantly sandy, with seaweed and boulders, it is a perfect setting for a stroll. With good water quality, the beach offers a base for sea activities including swimming, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking and more.
2) Road trip along the Coastal Route
The Causeway Coast is one of the most breath-taking scenic stretches Northern Ireland has to offer, and you’d be hard pushed to find more impressive views further afield too. The Causeway Coastal route is a popular drive as there is so much to see and it’s also terrific for cyclists, with interesting routes within easy reach of the Ballygally Castle Hotel, which is ideally situated for keen cyclists to take advantage of the coastline.
3) Giants Causeway
The world-famous Giant’s Causeway is a must visit during your stay. With its dramatic scenery, it’s a great place to take a refreshing walk and the popular visitor’s centre is a treasure trove of facts and gifts too.
Ballycastle is a small seaside town that is well worth a visit! It is on the north-easternmost coastal tip of Ireland, in the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The harbour hosts the ferry to Rathlin Island, which can be seen from the coast.
5) Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
For the thrill-seekers out there, a trip to Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge is a must. A walk along these headlands is full of impressive views, and the rope bridge itself is a highlight for those who dare to take it on.
6) Visit Glenarm castle
Glenarm is a pretty and welcoming harbour town, and you'll want to stop and take in the picturesque village with its walled gardens, marina and of course Glenarm Castle. With its own special place in local history, Glenarm Castle is a true national treasure. One of Ireland's oldest estates, and home to the Earls of Antrim, Glenarm Castle is a 'must see' destination and one of N.Ireland's top tourist attractions.
Make Ballygally Castle your base for exploring the Antrim Coast this summer! To book your Summer Staycation at Ballygally Castle Click here