{"id":4685,"date":"2019-05-26T16:44:01","date_gmt":"2019-05-26T16:44:01","guid":{"rendered":"http:\/\/overinireland.com\/?p=4685"},"modified":"2019-07-25T09:05:04","modified_gmt":"2019-07-25T09:05:04","slug":"things-to-do-in-antrim","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https:\/\/overinireland.com\/things-to-do-in-antrim\/","title":{"rendered":"20 AWESOME Things to Do in Antrim"},"content":{"rendered":"\n

Known in the\nNorth as the ‘Glens,’ Antrim brought God to Saint Patrick, discouraged a\nScottish giant and was the main home to Game of Throne. A fascinating\nbackground that made us wonder what was so spectacular. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Northern Ireland hides some of the most magnificent sceneries in the world, but if your time is limited, County Antrim is THE region to pick out of the six. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

It awards with an exquisite taste of culture, tradition and folklore that gracefully mixes with contemporaneity. The Causeway Coastal Road and the country, on their side, provide with bewildering natural settings alongside compelling historical and religious sites. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

To assist your planning, we\u2019ve listed for you the following 20+ amazing things to do in Antrim.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

#1  Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

This\nNational Trust site, located in Carrick-a-Rede Island, was erected by fishermen\nto facilitate their North Atlantic salmon migration quest, over 350 years ago.\nSigns of the past, such as old gears, remain proudly present.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Two ways are leading to the legendary\nswinging rope bridge. Either take the 1.6km (1 mile) moderate-levelled trail\nthat starts in Harbour Road, or walk from the car park nearby.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Admission\nFee:<\/strong> \u20ac10.5 (\u00a39.00) for adults and \u20ac5.25 (\u00a34.50) for children at the\nReception Hut or online if you want to avoid the crowd in the peak season (up\nto 4 months in advance)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Address:<\/strong> 119a Whitepark Rd, Ballintoy, Ballycastle<\/p>\n\n\n\n

#2  Giant\u2019s Causeway\nand visitor experience<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

This 60\nmillion-year-old natural rock formation, situated 13km away (8.1 miles), is\npresumably Northern Ireland\u2019s most acclaimed attraction. Generated by a\nvolcanic eruption, the grounds, displaying over 40,000 lava columns, was\ndeclared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

A glorious myth with two distinct endings reveals\nanother explanation for this creation. Threatened by the Scottish Giant Benandonner,\nFionn mac Cumhaill, a hulking local hunter and combatant, raised a more\nproportionate paved road for them to take on a fight. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

In one\nversion, the Irish warrior wins the warfare. In the other, overwhelmed by the\nsize of his opponent, Fionn chooses to hide and is saved by his wife\u2019s clever\nruse as she disguised him and pretended he was her baby. Once the giant\nneighbour sees the infant, he assumed that the dad\u2019s size was beyond gargantuan\nand left without combat.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Admission Fee:<\/strong> \u20ac12.86 (\u00a311)\nper adult online and \u20ac14.61 (\u00a312.50) onsite. \u20ac6.43 (\u00a35.50) per child online and\n\u20ac7.89 (\u00a36.75) onsite.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Address:<\/strong> 44 Causeway Rd,\nBushmills<\/p>\n\n\n\n

#3  The Dark Hedges<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Half an hour\naway is the most photographed location in Northern Ireland.  This avenue of intertwined beech trees, planted\nby James Stuart in the 18th century, will leave you speechless. Although 70 out\nof 150 trees already disappeared, the now-preserved arboreal spot remains\nimpressive and worth the trip.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Legend says\nthat a spirit flutters from one tree to the other and that, on Halloween\u2019s\nnights, other spectres join the roaming soul.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Fans of Game\nof Thrones, do you remember this scene where Arya Stark camouflages as a boy\nand flees from Kings Landing with those joining the Night\u2019s watch? You got me,\nthat\u2019s where \u201ckings road\u201d is!<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Admission Fee: <\/strong>Free!<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Address:<\/strong> Bregagh Rd,\nStranocum, Ballymoney<\/p>\n\n\n\n

#4  Game of Thrones <\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Other Game of Thrones series spots in\nCounty Antrim also include:<\/p>\n\n\n\n