TaxiTrax GIANT’S CAUSEWAY TAXI TOUR (7hr tour). Our guide was ready for us at least 30 minutes early, as we presented early to start our journey. Kudos to him! Due to heavy traffic, it took about 20-30 minutes to get onto the North ... Read More
TaxiTrax GIANT’S CAUSEWAY TAXI TOUR (7hr tour). Our guide was ready for us at least 30 minutes early, as we presented early to start our journey. Kudos to him! Due to heavy traffic, it took about 20-30 minutes to get onto the North Antrim Coastal route A2 Road.
We went through very quaint towns with picturesque scenery, even when it would rain. And it rained on and off the entire day so thankfully we worse rain gear from head to toe. The green steep cliffs and bluffs served as a magnificent backdrop to the ocean.
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge Links mainland to tiny Carrick Island and is 20m long 30m high, circa 1755. It is mostly made of metal now and is very sturdy. This £5.9 per person trip is about a 5-10 minute walk to the bridge and is probably not meant for folks who are at risk of falling down. Especially in the rain, the tiny island surface is very uneven and slippery. After we crossed the bridge – WOW, The views! Fantastic! Really a gem. I felt like Luke Skywalker at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, especially when it briefly stopped raining.
Dark Hedges was a location filmed in season 2 episode 1 when Arya fled Kings Landing. The majestic Beech Trees were planted by Stuart Family in 1700s and are terrific. It was very beautiful. We skipped Bushmills Whiskey Distillery as it was too crowded and frankly didn't have great reviews on line
We got back to our cruise ship 2 hours before sailing off. Our driver usually gives tours in Belfast, so though he knew the area well as he summered there his whole childhood, he didn't know a ton of factual information about the sites. Then again, I hate a tour guide who gives info nonstop, and our 7.5 hr ride was pleasant because he wasn't over chatty. And he was courteous and receptive to questions. He basically said to let him know what we wanted and when we wanted to pull over for photos. I had notes in my iPhone so I knew a little of what we were visiting. Unfortunately all 4 of us had a little difficulty understanding his Irish accent. I would give 5 stars if we could have learned a little more. Read Less