9:15 am, 31 Chichester Street, Belfast (outside Top Shop entrance, across the road from Garrick bar)
Around 15:15:00pm - 15:30pm, same place
Depart Belfast and travel by coach to The Dark Hedges, a beautiful avenue of beech trees planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century as an impressive feature of the driveway to their Gracehill Manor.
Continue to the Giant's Causeway to marvel at 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. Learn the legend of Finn, said to have built the causeway to cross the Irish Sea to fight a Scottish giant known as Benandonner.
When time and weather allows we will stop at the Carrick-A-Rede lookout point for spectacular views of Carrickarede Island ,,Sheep Island and the Mull of Kintyre.
Then, drive along the scenic coastal road to get a glimpse of beautiful towns, such as Ballycastle. Enjoy the scenic route along the Antrim countryside before ending back in central Belfast.
*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.
You'll have chance to stop along the way to admire the Dark Hedges, a key filming location for hit TV series Game of Thrones, for 20 minutes. The trees were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their Gracehill Manor. It is now very well known to amateur photographers.
Enjoy a photo stop at the beautiful Dunluce Castle. These Castle ruins are famous for being the best castle ruins in Ireland to photograph. Making the average amateur photographer look like a professional. The tour will include this stop only from the 12th of April until the 1st of September.
Enjoy around 1.5 hours to marvel at the spectacular landscapes at the Giant's Causeway, made up of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. It has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world. You will see why once you have visited the place. This is one of the world's greatest natural attractions. According to mythology, Finn built the Causeway as stepping stones to cross the Irish sea in order to battle Benandonner, a Scottish giant. Although a giant himself, when Finn reached Scotland he saw that Benandonner was almost twice his size, and immediately retreated with his rival in pursuit. Finn’s wife disguised him as a baby, and on seeing the child, Benandonner fled home fearing how enormous its father must be.
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