In addition to endless culture of Belfast’s capital, Antrim County also owns the most beautiful beaches and the most mysterious valleys in Northern Ireland.
In addition to the endless culture of Belfast’s capital, Antrim County also owns the most beautiful beaches and the most mysterious valleys of Northern Ireland.
From the bizarre stone pillars of Giant’s Causeway to the beach activities in Portrush, here are the most interesting things to experience when visiting Antrim County, Northern Ireland.
1. Giant’s Causeway rock rapids
Giant’s Causeway is one of Ireland’s most fairytale places and top of the list of places to visit in Antrim County. This natural wonder is made up of 40,000 black pillars of magma rising impressively out at sea. These unique rocks were formed by volcanic eruptions and separated continents in Europe and North America 60 million years ago.
Most visitors come here for a walk to see the mysterious black magmatic pillars, but there are also a number of support centers to introduce more information about the history and geology of Giant’s Causeway.
However, the legend of the stone pillars is perhaps the most interesting. Irish folk believe that these pillars were located here by the giant Finn McCool. Finn sparked the battle with Scottish giant Benandonner and built a magma stone bridge across the Irish Sea so they could fight and end the war completely.
2. Explore the capital of Belfast
From street art to castles, the city of Belfast is well known. As the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast has a charming history with many ups and downs as well as much to recommend to visitors visiting Antrim County. Belfast is also a bustling urban center with many pubs, restaurants and a variety of shopping and cultural experience activities to explore. The recently opened Titanic Museum is fast becoming one of the most interesting places to experience while exploring the city.