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  1. The Atlantic beneath you and the chalk white cliffs ahead. Whiterocks Beach is a surfer’s paradise. The waves are powerful here for much of the year at this exposed beach break. Plus the location is pretty stunning, with headlands such as Elephant’s Rock, the Lion’s Paw and the Wishing Arch. You’re also within walking distance of Portrush – another top spot for surfers.
    1. You’ve seen the pictures. Now try it for yourself. Not for the faint-hearted, the walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is mind-boggling, jaw-dropping and breath-taking all at the same time. Though, oh so worth it. The views are stunning, the experience is magical and even the fact that you have to do it again to get back for your National Trust certificate won’t faze you. After all, if you’ve done it once, you can tackle anything. Easy.
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    2. Who hasn’t lain on a beach on a balmy day and thought to themselves ‘you know what would make this even better … a cow companion’. Well, time to go to White Park Bay. It’s a wonderful spot to enjoy a picnic and there’s every chance a cow or two will turn up to share the beach towel with you. Though they are actually there to do a job. Cows regularly roam the dunes on this National Trust site, keeping the grass short for the chough, a small bird that feeds in the grasses. Great photo op, though.
    3. It’s a well-known fact that the best things come in small parcels. Or small pubs, in this case. McBride’s, named for its former landlady, Mary McBride, is in the beautiful seaside village of Cushenden. It’s full of old-style character - and characters - and it even has its own ‘Door of Thrones’. Drop in to enjoy the craic and you’ll agree there’s nowhere cosier to down a pint of the black stuff.
      1. Game of Thrones®
        Relive your favourite scenes in the very spots where the blockbuster series was filmed, with nearby attractions including the mysterious Dark Hedges, the foreboding Stormlands' Cushendun Caves and, of course, Lordsport Harbour, better known locally as Ballintoy Harbour.
      2. There are many wonderful trails and routes through the picture-perfect Glenariff Forest Park in the Glens of Antrim, though the Waterfall Walk is the most magical of all. Follow the boardwalk paths through the fairytale forest along by the river gorge, where sunlight forms rainbows in the spray and the only sounds you’ll hear are those of nature at work.
      3. This is one for all the senses. The whiskey aroma, the taste of a dram, the sights and sounds of one of oldest distilleries in the world make it an experience not to be missed. They’ve been making whiskey and history at the Old Bushmills Distillery for centuries. Take a tour to see how it’s done, enjoy a tasting, stay for lunch and perhaps take home a fine single malt, with a personalised label.
        1. Drive the Causeway Coastal Route

          Known to be one of the most scenic drives in the world, take your car or bike and enjoy phenomenal scenery, ancient castles, golden beaches, and stunning seaside towns and villages.

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