5 of the most stunning scenic drives in Northern Ireland

Monday, 19th February 2018, 5:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 11:04 am
Dunluce Castle is one of the many sights you'll spot on the Causeway Coastal Route (Photo: Shutterstock)
Dunluce Castle is one of the many sights you'll spot on the Causeway Coastal Route (Photo: Shutterstock)

There's no better way to see the best of what beautiful Northern Ireland has to offer than by car.

Travel at your own pace and enjoy the ride on one of these picturesque routes.

Causeway Coastal Route

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Running along the coast between Belfast and Londonderry, the Causeway Coastal Route is around 120 miles long in total, with some short scenic loops.

Look forward to seeing everything from bustling cities to peaceful harbours and mountains on your journey, and make sure to leave time for exploring.

The Mourne Mountains have to be seen to be believed (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion

Explore this stunning region in the south east of Northern Ireland by car and take in breathtaking views of mountains, woodland and seaside.

Strangford Lough

Drive down the east side of the lovely Strangford Lough enjoying the peaceful countryside, and board the ferry at the bottom to complete your loop.

Made famous by Game of Thrones, The Dark Hedges are a stunning natural sight (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Dark Hedges

Made world famous by popular TV fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, this unique avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century.

Visitors can drive along Bregagh Road and admire this natural phenomenon for themselves, although it does get extremely busy here during peak holiday season.

Ards Peninsula

Enjoy unbroken sea views as you drive down the eastern coast of the Ards Peninsula from Donaghadee to Cloughey.

Stop off to see the working harbour at Portavogie, and make sure to stop off for an ice cream at Millisle.

More info: inyourpocket.com