Portrush is a beautiful town on the northern coast of Northern Ireland, and there are many fascinating places to visit within a short drive. Here’s a suggested itinerary:

Day 1: Portrush and Dunluce Castle

  1. Morning: Explore Portrush
    Start your day by exploring Portrush. Visit the East and West Strand beaches, and take a stroll along the scenic promenade.
  2. Afternoon: Dunluce Castle
    Head to Dunluce Castle, a medieval castle perched on the cliffs of the North Antrim Coast. Explore the castle ruins and enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline.
  3. Evening: Dinner in Portrush
    Return to Portrush for dinner. There are many restaurants and pubs offering a variety of local and international cuisine.

Day 2: Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills

  1. Morning: Giant’s Causeway
    Drive to the famous Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the unique hexagonal basalt columns and learn about the mythical legends surrounding the site.
  2. Afternoon: Bushmills Distillery
    Visit the Old Bushmills Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries in the world. Take a tour to learn about the whiskey-making process and enjoy a tasting session.
  3. Evening: Ballintoy Harbour
    Head to Ballintoy Harbour, a picturesque fishing harbour featured in Game of Thrones. Enjoy the stunning views and take a walk along the coastal path.

Day 3: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dark Hedges

  1. Morning: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
    Visit Carrick-a-Rede and experience the thrill of crossing the famous rope bridge that spans a 30-meter chasm. Enjoy the scenic coastal views.
  2. Afternoon: Lunch in Ballycastle
    Head to Ballycastle for lunch. This charming town offers various dining options.
  3. Afternoon: Dark Hedges
    Explore the Dark Hedges, an enchanting avenue of beech trees featured in Game of Thrones. Take a leisurely stroll and capture some memorable photographs.
  4. Evening: Return to Portrush
    Return to Portrush for a relaxing evening. Consider enjoying a sunset walk along the beach or exploring local shops.

This itinerary provides a mix of natural beauty, historic sites, and cultural experiences within a 50-mile radius of Portrush. Adjustments can be made based on your preferences and the amount of time you have available.

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