Northern Ireland Trip Non-Golfer’s Itinerary

Day 1 – Sightsee at the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (5 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills.

Dunluce Castle – Dunluce is one of the most picturesque and romantic of Irish Castles. With evidence of settlement from the first millennium, the present castle ruins date mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries. It was inhabited by both the feuding McQuillan and MacDonnell clans. Historical and archaeological exhibits are on display for public viewing.
*The castle is the film location of the Game of Thrones Seat of House Greyjoy, the great castle of Pyke.
Admission Fee:
Adult : £5.65 / Child (5-17) : £3.75 / Child (under 5) : Free

Day 2 – Sightsee in the Inishowen Peninsula

Inishowen (IrishInis Eoghain, meaning ‘island of Eoghan’) is a peninsula in the north of County Donegal in Ireland. Inishowen is the largest peninsula on the island of Ireland.

Day 3 – Sightsee along Causeway Coast or Relax at Galgorm Spa

“Inspired by an idyllic woodland location perched along the River Maine, Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel plays host to the renowned Spa at Galgorm. A haven for the certified zen-seeker, wellness warriors and first-time spa-goers alike, The Spa at Galgorm combine award-winning spa facilities and professional service to create an environment where tranquility can flourish.
The famed Thermal Spa Village, the first of its kind in Ireland, is the jewel in the crown of Galgorm. Inspired by the understated beauty of the landscape, natural wood and a palette of hues inspired by nature piece together in harmony to deliver a feeling of restfulness and calm. Manicured gardens reveal meandering paths that lead you on your journey of rediscovery.” –

Day 4 – Sightsee in Belfast City/Titanic Experience

Free Day to sightsee in Belfast City
Visit Titanic Experience (Entry Included in Attendees Fees)

Day 6 – Sightsee, Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge – Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Island (home to a single building – a fisherman’s cottage) is the final destination. Suspended almost 100ft (30m) above sea level, the rope bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen 350 years ago

Crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is an exhilarating experience, high above the water and open to the elements. Thousands of people come every year to blow out the cobwebs, see beautiful coastal scenery, and spot rare wildlife. Pre-booking is essential. The National Trust limit the number of people who can cross the bridge in any given hour.

Sway with the wind as you cross and take in the stunning views along the Causeway Coastal Route, best known as an outstanding area of natural beauty in Northern Ireland. –

Day 7 – Sightsee in Newcastle/Use Slieve Donard Hotel Spa Facilities

Newcastle is essentially a seaside town, with all the traditional seaside activities you would expect to find; Amusement arcades, fish and chip shops, and a higher than an average number of ice-cream parlors (of which I have sampled more than my fair share).
There is also a beautiful promenade to stroll down and watch the tide roll in and out.