THINGS TO DO..
Here at The Salthouse we encourage you to Discover Your Coastal Calm; taking in our beautiful, scenic location. Enjoy a taste of the Causeway Coast and appreciate the natural beauty of the County Antrim Countryside on your visit. With plenty of things to see and do it won't be hard to make it a trip to remember.
Visit some of Northern Ireland's most iconic tourist locations to include:
- The Giant’s Causeway
Follow in the footsteps of Giants at Northern Ireland’s iconic UNESCO Heritage Site. The Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s top visitor attractions and is home to a wealth of history and legend. These 40, 000 polygonal basalt columns were created 60 million years ago and you can decide if they are result of an ancient volcanic eruption or a Causeway created by Finn McCool. Experience the award winning visitor centre and enjoy all the myths and stories around this amazing attraction.
- Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Enjoy the spectacular views from Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, suspended almost 100ft above sea level it creates an exciting crossing over a 20m chasm to a rocky island which is a relic from the coastal salmon fishing trade of years gone by.
- The Old Bushmills Distillery
The craft of whiskey making has been carried out at Bushmills for over 400 years. Enjoy a tour of Ireland’s oldest working distillery and taste a sample of a fine Irish whiskey.
- Ballintoy Harbour
Visit this small fishing harbour in the picturesque village of Ballintoy, close to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. It has become well known as a filming location for Pyke and the Iron Islands in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
- The Dark Hedges
A beautiful avenue of beech trees planted in the eighteenth century have now become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. Perhaps better known these days as the Kingsroad from the series Game of Thrones.
- Dunluce Castle
Enjoy watching the sun set over this Medieval 16th-century Castle which is located dramatically close to a headland, overlooking the North Atlantic Sea. The dramatic history of Dunluce is matched by tales of a banshee and how the castle kitchens fell into the sea one stormy night in 1639.
- Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne
Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock. Explore the ruins of the 18th-century mansion of an eccentric Earl Bishop, the cliff top circular Mussenden Temple and the 17th-century thatched cottage Hezlett House. Awe inspiring views, colourful gardens and events all year.
- Rathlin Island
Discover the tranquility and beauty of Rathlin Island, located 6 miles off the coast of Ballycastle, this rugged island is six miles long, one mile wide, "L" shaped and home to the biggest seabird colony in Northern Ireland.
- The Glens of Antrim
Enjoy spectacular scenery as you drive along the winding roads through the Nine Glens of Antrim, taking in waterfalls, country parks, picturesque villages, a vanishing lake and amazing views of Scotland
- Glenariff Waterfalls
Glenariff, meaning ‘Queen of the glens’ is widely regarded as the most beautiful and striking of the nine Glens Of Antrim. The waterfalls also provide a distinctive, atmospheric noise for walkers exploring this stunning area.