Local Points of Interest
A small selection of the many important historical & scenic areas located near Lissanoure Castle.
The Dark Hedges
Romantic, atmospheric, tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees, planted in the eighteenth-century by the Stuart family. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.
The famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is located near Ballintoy. It links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede and spans 20 metres and is 30 metres above the rocks below.
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Much of the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage is today owned and managed by the National Trust, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland.
Old Bushmills Distillery
The Old Bushmills Distillery claims and is almost unanimously considered - to be the oldest licensed distillery in the world. It is a popular tourist attraction.