The Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle and Whiterocks Beach
16 August 2020
The north coast of Ireland is absolutely stunning. We often spend time in Co. Antrim as that is where Mark is originally from. It does not disappoint! A couple of years ago L learned about the Giant’s Causeway in Montessori. I had also been reading a book of Irish Legends for Children to L and A at bedtime and of course the story of Fionn MacCumhail was included. It was the perfect reason to plan a visit to the Causeway!
There is now a visitor centre at the Causeway. There is ample parking and the obligatory cafe and gift shop. Once you have purchased tickets you can take a shuttle bus to the causeway itself. You are then free to explore the amazing rock formations until you are ready to take a shuttle bus back.
If you have older, thrill seeking, kids you might like to even try coasteering at the causeway!
There is also the Carrickarede Rope Bridge which we didn’t try that day but which I would love to return and do when the kids are little older! Find out more here.
After the Giant’s Causeway we drove a short way along the coast to the ruins of Dunluce Castle. There is free parking and for a small fee you can gain entry to the ruins. The kids really enjoyed exploring the castle and the views are just incredible!
Finally, as the afternoon had turned warm and sunny we headed to the nearby White Rocks beach for a run and paddle. It is an absolute gem of a beach with beautiful sand and it was relatively quiet when we were there which was an added bonus!
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