A bit of Edwardian splendour
A bit of Edwardian splendour
Whitepark Bay way off in the distance
Spot the fishermen
Bowling greens and tennis courts
The Views, The People, The Food
In a nutshell
Immerse yourself in the legend of the Giants Causeway
Pleasant little gardens on the eastern side of the headland, with an archaeological site underneath.Roman and Medieval pottery was found on the site.A large red brick sculpture drew my attention initially. It has blue ceramic panels set within it, each one representing a...
Visit the nature reserve
It's tiny, just a small stretch of shoreline on the eastern side of the headland......but apparently Portrush is very important in geological terms.Basically, it is all to do with the formation of basalt (the hard rock of which the Giant's Causeway is constructed. In the...
Visit the harbour
Portrush has a nice little harbour.It's man-made, designed by John Rennie in 1827. Before that there was just a small dock, which you can still see.....along with some pretty ancient steps leading down. They're called the 'Pilgrim's steps' because it is thought emigrants to...
Play bowls, or tennis
Yes, they're still popular holiday activities here.Both the crown bowling greens and the tennis courts were busy when I passed by. So pack your tennis raquets if you like a game....or while away and hour or so on the pristine greens.Classic UK seaside activities.....to be...
Wander the Ramore headland
Portrush was settled in prehistoric times, and there is evidence of Roman activity too.There's nothing to be seen now, but the headland was once the site or prehistoric settlement.Now, it's just a nice place to walk with excellent views along the Causeway coast in both...
Situated on the cliff edge, there are the remains of the 14th- century stronghold of the MacDonnells, a Scottish clan. It was abandoned in 1641, 2 years after part of the kitchen collapsed into the sea during a storm. There used to be a secret entrance through a sea cave.The...
The Town Hall is situated a few steps from the railway station. In front of it, there's a bronze memorial.Here theatrical performances take place Wed-Sat July and August.
There are a number of spectacular beaches in Portrush, the West Bay, East Strand and White Rocks.West Bay, Dhu Varren, is a very popular beach, so can get crowded. Both beach and water are really clean and safe. Here you can go swimming, surfing, watch the coming and going...
This is a mass of about 40,000 stone columns, most of which 6-sided and 4ft tall. They’re formed by the cooling of molten lava.According to a more romantic legend, a giant called Finn MacCool fell in love with a lady giant from Staffa, an island in the Hebrides. He built...
Harbour Bar and Bistro: One of my best meals ever!
We tried to get in here on a cold winters evening but were told we would have to wait. This didn't present a problem as the attached bar is very good and we settled into the snug behind the bar,. After a short while we were called through and shown to our table in a well...
55 Degrees North: Great views, pity about the rest
The first restaurant I've ever walked out of without paying. They cant cook a rare steak, and tell you that you are wrong and their chef says pink in the middle is rare. I disagree, and strongly object to having someone question my judgement. There certainly shouldn't be an...
D'Arcys: Great food at reasonable prices in the town centre
D'Arcys is a pub with really good food too but the prices are more reasonable than eating in a full restuarant. Only slight complaint is that the service was not the greatest the night we were there - we often had trouble getting hold of a waitress.
As you're by the sea...
Lush: Isn't it just
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Lush is said to be the best club in Northern Ireland and backs up this claim by attracting the top DJs from around the world. The website below is excellent but doesn't compare with a night at this fine institution.
Dress Code: To impress
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: Bushmills Road, Portrush
Phone: 02870 826611
From the visitor centre, walk down to the Grand Causeway, and then on, past majestic stone galleries and weird formations.
Travel by train, in comfort, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.Trains run regularly between Belfast Central – Coleraine – Derry, with connecting trains from Coleraine to Portrush.Take advantage of the discounted fares:Day tracker:Monday – Saturday (1 July-31 August,...
The RNLI raft race is a popular annual event.
This is a popular competition where contestants must build a raft that can travel from the West Strand beach into Portrush Harbour.
Written Aug 4, 2007
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Closing Time Danger
Keep your head town if you happen to be wandering around the town centre at closing time, which currently is around 1am. The crowds spill onto the streets, most are friendly helpful people but there will be some amongst them looking for a fight. Problem is most apparent near Traks nightclub in the town centre. Stay with the crowd and don't wander off and you will be safe and sound.
Written Apr 28, 2004
What to take?
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather here is very changeable - it can be sunny for an hour, rainy for half an hour, then sunny again. So, it's advisable to always have a raincoat or umbrella prepared!
Also, be sure to have comfortable, non-slippery shoes on, if you're heading the famous Giant's Causeway.
Updated Aug 5, 2007
There are a number of spectacular beaches in Portrush, the West Bay, East Strand and White Rocks. West Bay, Dhu Varren, is a very popular beach, so can get crowded. Both beach and water are really clean and safe. Here you can go swimming, surfing (watch out for the rocks at...
One of the best
The Royal Portrush Golf Club is thought to be one of the best in Ireland and held the Open Cahmpionship in 1948. Limited tee times are available on the Dunluce links course for all days except Mon & Sat.
Explore Deeper into Portrush
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