Breathtaking Ballycastle: How to spend a weekend on the Northern Irish Coast

visiting Ballycastle

From wild swimming to cliffside walks along the Causeway Coastal Route and historic sites – the Northern Irish destination is well worth a weekend visit

Situated on the northeastern most tip of the country, Ballycastle is a stunning seaside town surrounded by natural wonders and historical sites. Voted best place to live in Northern Ireland, Ballycastle has earnt its well-deserved reputation from its welcoming locals and picturesque landscapes that leave visitors eager to explore what the destination has to offer. 

The Northern Irish Causeway Coast is rightly known for its spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife, and with Ballycastle at the heart of the infamous destination, it’s become the perfect spot for visitors to immerse themselves in the great outdoors. From rugged coastal walks to secluded hiking trails and historical sites, guests can spend a weekend discovering the outstanding natural beauty on offer.

Flora and fauna isn’t all Ballycastle has to offer, with families and individuals visiting year on year, the destination – known from Game of Thrones – provides an abundance of activities which go well beyond the natural landscapes. From surfing, kayaking and snorkelling to craft workshops dotted across the coast, local whiskey distilleries and secluded island tours – a trip to Ballycastle allows guests to embrace something new and submerge in a world of adventure.  

Those embarking on a trip to Ballycastle can enjoy an idyllic stay at the newly refurbished Marine Hotel. The 3-star hotel has a variety of premium rooms available, from standard doubles to luxury suites boasting magnificent ocean views, each room is well-equipped to cater for families and couples alike. The variety of rooms feature a stylish and contemporary design inspired by the coastal landscape and with space and comfort in mind, guests can sit back and relax after a long day exploring.

Whether guests want to embrace wild swimming and wellness mornings, artisan markets or child-friendly stays including soft-play entertainment packages, the hotel caters for a wide group of visitors. For dining experiences, guests are invited to taste delectable and local dishes on offer at the hotels very own restaurant, Macaroni’s Bar & Bistro, where chefs are dedicated to sourcing the highest quality ingredients, ensuring local suppliers are used wherever possible. 

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