In BIG Pictures: the beautiful Causeway Coast and Glens, Northern Ireland

We’ve just returned from a three-day driving trip along the Causeway and the Glens, Northern Ireland with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. It’s easily the most iconic scenic stretch in Northern Ireland which encompasses the world-famous Giants Causeway and several filming locations for the hit TV series Game of Thrones.

Flying into Belfast and staying at the Roe Park Resort we explored the Causeway Coastal Route (a 120-mile Causeway Coastal Route driving route from Belfast to Derry-Londonderry), tasted a warming whiskey at Bushmill’s Distillery, tackled the hair-raising Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, strolled around the tranquil Roe Valley Country Park, saw the key filming locations for Game of Thrones and of course, scaled the epic Giants Causeway. A place carved and formed around 60 million years ago this is where myth, legends, a rich varied history and natural scenery – which literally took our breath away – rule. Here are our Causeway and the Glens experience in BIG pictures…

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Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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    Dominique at Switching Hemispheres

    23 May, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Oh my goodness what stunning photos! My boyfriend often talks of taking me to see the Giant’s Causeway, I’m really looking forward to it, it looks incredible in your photos!

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    CJ Haughey @ The Digital Crusader

    10 May, 2017 at 11:49 am

    It still dumbfounds me how I haven’t made it there yet, considering it’s a mere 2 hour drive north of my hometown! But this September I’m going to do it all and try to take lots of shots as great as these….or maybe just lots of shots of the whiskey.

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    Andrew J. Stillman

    10 January, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Oh, man, this makes me want to submerge myself into my Irish roots! Ireland’s always been high on my list of places to visit, and this just makes me that much more desperate to get out there!

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    Getrude Stiener

    21 April, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    The coast looks truly stunning there and yet I’ve hardly heard much about it, I think this is a good thing though. I bet they don’t want it getting too overcrowded!

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      Becky Moore

      21 April, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Yes we were thinking that while we were over there, part of the attraction was that there were hardly any tourists (while aside from Giant’s Causeway)!

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    Katie Featherstone

    17 April, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Wow, I’m sure your photography is getting better all the time Becky! These are just amazing! Ireland is such a mystical country- I really must visit my cousins there again soon…

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      Becky Moore

      21 April, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Ha ha thanks Katie, I think I’m getting the hang of my new camera! 😉 Yes Ireland is definitely worth exploring more we loved it!

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