Cost: Full day £320 per tour (based on 2-5 people)
Duration: 8 hours

Travel the iconic Antrim coast road from Glenarm to Ballycastle with breath-taking scenery overlooking cliffs and sea, passing through picturesque coastal villages, and stopping off to visit some of hidden gems of the Glens of Antrim – forest parks, stunning waterfalls, unspoilt beaches and secluded bays….

Hugging the coast we head north from the picturesque village of Glenarm and through Carnlough onto Glenariffe waterfalls where you can avail of tea and scones or something stronger at the Larragh Lodge restaurant. After a half hour stop there, it is on towards Cushendall, the capital of the Glens and then Cushendun for another half hour comfort break/photo opportunity. Then along the winding coast road towards Ballycastle, visiting Torr Head, Murlough Bay and Fairhead with spectacular views across the north channel to Rathlin island, the Scottish mainland and the islands of Islay and Jura.

On to Ballycastle where you will stop for a full hour, savour the atmosphere of a town that annually hosts the Aul’ Lammas fair on the last Monday & Tuesday of August since 1609. Then back across the mountains via the vanishing lake, zig zagging up and down the Glens of Glenann, Glendun, Glen Ballyeamon and Glenariffe. See Garron Tower, built by Lady Londonderry a close relative of Sir Winston Churchill and into Carnlough with its limestone harbour for our last stop of the day. Then it is time for home all the while marvelling at the unrivalled scenery that this area of coast line has to offer. (8hrs)

Things to see along the way:


  • Glenarm Castle Walled Garden and Tea Shop
  • Steenson’s Jewellers & Economusee (artisan workshop famous for Game of Thrones jewellery)
  • Blackthorn and Willow (artisan foods and crafts)
  • Glenarm Harbour


  • Carnlough Harbour
  • Londonderry Arms (once owned by Sir Winston Churchill)


  • Glenariffe Forest Park and Waterfalls
  • Laragh Lodge Restaurant
  • Red Bay Caves and Castle


  • Curfew Tower
  • McCollam’s Bar (Johnny Joe’s famous traditional Irish music pub)
  • Café Revive for afternoon tea
  • Layde Churchyard


  • National Trust Village & Tea Shop
  • Maud Cottages
  • Mary McBride’s Bar (Game of Thrones Door No 8)
  • The Black Door Restaurant

Stunning Coastal Drive

  • Torr Head
  • Murlough Bay
  • Fair Head
  • Views across the north channel to Rathlin island, the Scottish mainland and the islands of Islay and Jura.


  • Bonamargy Friary
  • Ballycastle Waterfront and Marina
  • Ballycastle Forest
  • Ursa Minor Economusee (award-winning sourdough bakery and café)

Not included: Entry to attractions, lunch and refreshments.