Giants Causeway

Belfast Travel Blog

 › entry 15 of 151 › view all entries
Dunluce Castle

Today I spent the day on a tour visiting such sites as the Carrik-a-rede Ropebridge, Bushmills Distillery, Giants Causeway and Dunluce Castle.  It blew my daily budget of £30, but it was worth it.

The drive up on the coastal road was breathtaking, despite the overcast weather.  Definitely worth going up there for the drive alone.  We did have a bit of a hold up due a traffic accident.  The roads are so narrow, there was no passing until cleared.

The weather was rainy and windy, so the rope bridge was closed for crossing, but I was able to go down and get pictures.

We grabbed lunch along the way before hitting the distillery.  They age their whiskey up to 16 years!  Crazy.  A sampling awaited at the end, and I chose the distillery reserve not available in stores, aged about 12 years.

Causeway
  Good stuff.  Some of the steps in the process generated some pretty awful smells.

The Giants Causeway was a "wonder" for sure.  The other "wonder" being the toupe of the Canadian sitting across the aisle from me on the bus.  In any event, I was having issues with my camera battery and rain, so I didn't get the best pics nor did I stay long, but I made it there! 

The way back we swung by the Dunluce Castle that was built right on the end of this cliff.  I guess the kitchen just slid off the side one day, taking some staff with it, and it was at that point they finally realized this wasn't the best place to be living.  It's pretty cool to look at still even though in ruins.

I'm having the worst time finding an internet connection that will let me download pics, but I promise to post 'em as soon as I can...maybe from Dublin. 

dannydickman says:
Aww, this brings back so many memories of when I did this back early this month. Its a shame about the weather, but looks like the visibility was good. I happened to like the carrick-a-rede rope bridge the best, especially the views afforded on the other side. Hope you're having a blast!
Posted on: Jun 16, 2007
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Dunluce Castle
Dunluce Castle
Causeway
Causeway
Proof I was there!
Proof I was there!
I dont look it, but I promise I w…
I don't look it, but I promise I …
You can almost see the bridge.
You can almost see the bridge.
The bridge from afar.
The bridge from afar.
Almost getting to cross the rope b…
Almost getting to cross the rope …
I didnt venture too far...very sl…
I didn't venture too far...very s…
Belfast
photo by: vulindlela