Ballycastle, Northern Ireland Tourist Attractions
From the Giant's Causeway the coast road continues by way of Ballintoy (13mi/21km) and Cushendun, in the middle of attractive heathland, to Ballycastle (pop. 3,000), a picturesque little harbor town surrounded by wooded country. From here a boat can be taken to the island of Rathlin, 6.5mi/10km offshore, which was once a Viking stronghold.
Carrick-a-rede Island (Rope Bridge)
Fleadh Amhran agus Rince Festival
This annual weekend festival takes place in late June, focusing on traditional Irish song and dance. Concerts and high-stepping performances are held throughout the weekend by performers who travel from throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Old Lammas Fair
The Old Lammas Fair at Ballycastle is held on the last Monday and Tuesday every August and is one of Ireland's oldest fairs. "Dulse" (dried seaweed) and "Yellow Man" (local confectionery) are available to sample.
Watertop Open Farm offers tours, sheep-shearing (July-August), game birds, a museum, pony trekking, barbecues, boating, fishing and camping.
Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland
Rathlin Island bird sanctuary is located in the Kebble National Nature Reserve, near West Lighthouse. It is home to breeding colonies of kittiwakes, razorbills and puffins.
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