The beautiful Beech Hill Country House Hotel, County Londonderry
Enjoy the natural beauty and authentic taste of Northern Ireland on these walk trails featuring some of Northern Ireland’s most fabulous restaurants.
Walk, wine and dine along the Causeway Coastal Route
Portballintrae Loop & Bayview Hotel
A 5.5 mile circular walk from the seaside village of Portballintrae to the famous Giant’s Causeway, you’ll take in stunning views of beach, cliff and rock formations. Showcasing some of the best coastal views of the Causeway Coast, the fresh air will help you work up an appetite.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean the Porthole Bar and Restaurant at the 3* Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae will give you a feel for the old with a taste for the new. Relax by the open peat fire with a pint or speciality coffee.
Portstewart Strand & Harry’s Shack
Take a stroll along Portstewart Strand, an Area of Special Scientific Interest and known locally as ‘The Strand’, it features some of Ireland’s tallest dunes. (Parking available at Portstewart Strand, National Trust charges apply).
Right on the beach you’ll find ‘Ireland’s Restaurant of the Year 2014′, Harry’s Shack. A quirky beach shack with fairground lights slung from the ceiling, wood burning stove and big windows so you don’t miss out on ‘that view’. Don’t forget to bring your own bottle if you fancy a glass of something nice.
Causeway Coast Way (Dunluce Castle to Portrush) & Ramore Wine Bar
A 4.5 mile section of the 33 mile Causeway Coast Way, park your car at Portrush and take a taxi to Dunluce Castle, one of Ireland’s most spectacular medieval castles. Explore the grounds before walking beside fantastic coastal views to reach the striking limestone cliffs of White Rocks and onto East Strand, Portrush and Ramore Head viewpoint.
Back in Portrush and located just at the harbour is the Ramore Wine Bar - a vibrant waterfront spot with a relaxed vibe serving a cosmopolitan menu, delicious cocktails and humongous deserts.
Walk, wine and dine in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains
Dundrum Coastal Path & Mourne Seafood Bar
Just 4 miles from the seaside town of Newcastle, the linear Dundrum Coastal Path runs along a 1.6 mile stretch of disused railway offering exceptional vistas of Dundrum Bay and views of the Mourne Mountains. Don’t forget to look out for the medieval ruin of Dundrum Castle on the nearby hill.
With 55% of Northern Ireland’s fishing fleet located in nearby Kilkeel harbour, and a rich heritage of fishing in the area, the Mourne Seafood Bar serves up the best culinary wonders our waters have to offer.
Murlough National Nature Reserve & Percy French
A fragile 6000 year old sand dune system, Murlough National Nature Reserve is a fantastic 2.5 mile walk with stunning views of the Mournes and Dundrum Castle. From the dunes head onto the beach where you can walk the whole way to Newcastle, or hop in the car and you’ll be at Percy French in just 5 minutes.
Named after the Irish musician who penned the song ‘The Mountains of Mourne’ and fittingly situated at the foot of the mountains in the grounds of the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, the Percy French Inn will tempt all tastebuds. Warm up by the log fire and enjoy a drink and delicious meal with a view.
Walk, wine and dine in Belfast
Lagan Towpath & Cutters Bar & Restaurant
A tranquil riverside route, the Lagan Towpath is a continuous flat 11 mile off-road path links the two cities of Belfast and Lisburn. Starting from Stranmillis, the walk follows the river and canal system through a variety of wetland, riverside meadows and mixed woodland. Choose to walk as much as or as little as you like.
Watch out for the many rowers making their way along the River Lagan from the comfort of the casual downstairs bar, heated river terrace or more formal upstairs restaurant at Cutters Bar and Restaurant.
Walk, wine and dine in Derry~Londonderry
Beech Hill & Ardmore Restaurant
Just 2 miles from the bustling city of Derry~Londonderry, 4* Beech Hill Country House Hotel features 3 miles of circular trails which twist their way through mixed woodland and landscaped gardens. A hub of history, it was used as a World War II camp by the US Marines who carved their names on a tree still there today.
Enjoy a meal in the hotel’s Ardmore restaurant where they use only the finest and freshest of ingredients with vegetables and herbs grown in the walled garden. Alternatively relax and unwind with a drink in the bar before spending the night.