The BFM and wife,no 1 daughter and uncle and aunt from Canada went on a road trip yesterday.
We started from Carrickfergus and saw the Norman Castle and gave them a wee bit of history and they enjoyed it.
Then we drove the A2 coastal route along the famous Antrim coast and again weather was great,scenery was amazing. No wonder it has been included in the Worlds most beautiful drives top 10.
They all loved the scenery,the cliffs and rolling green Glens of Antrim,the colours if the sea, the little towns,Ballygally castle and the North Antrim Coast. We passed Ballycastle and Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge,saw Scotland’s south western edge,and the Rathlin Isle.
We stopped at Port Ballintoy where part of Game of Thrones was filmed. Also we saw some very brave high school kids who were Coast steering, they were very brave!!
After this our next port of call was the World Famous World Heritage site and new Visitors centre,the gateway to the Giants Causeway. Good job I told all to wrap up well as it was very windy and hats,scarves and jackets were needed.
My only gripe was that for 4 adults and 1 child we paid £38 compared to £6 for car parking before the Visitor Centre opened. The Visitor Centre is lovely, with the cafe,amenities,shop and geological history.For your ticket you get use of centre,audio guide,guided tour and car parking.
One cannot avail of just car parking without buying tickets for all!! I can understand The National Trust/Stormont need to recoup money spent but a six fold increase is too much!!
I always love going to the Giants Causeway and showing people around but the price is too much. Parts of Dracula Untold were filmed there also.
After this we went to Bushmills and had a few photos before going to the shop for a quick guide to the Bushmills brands of whiskey. Bushmills of course is the oldest licensed distillery in the world.It got its charter in 1608.You can do tours at £7.50 a person,but time was pressing. I have done tours before and is certainly well worth it!!!