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Giants Causeway tour from Belfast
"Explore the world famous Antrim Coast and UNESCO listed Giants Causeway free from the crowds and the queues. Geologically the Giants Causeway is a volcanic formation basalt columns which naturally take the form of hexagons.Visually it is a stunning array of hexagonal rocks so regular they seem manufactured rising and falling along the sea coast. The exact same formations appear directly across the North Sea in Scotland and from this geological constancy comes a legend of ancient rivalries and Irish cunning.Travel inland straight to the Causeway Coast. Then arrive at Dunluce Castle (stunnning 14th century ruins photostop). Visit Bushmills Whiskey Distillery (the oldest licensed distillery in the world 30 minutes). Arrive at the Giants Causeway site (decribed by many as the 8th wonder of the world 2 hour stop). Carrick a Rede rope bridge (Stunning views of Rathlin Island and Scotland if you're brave enough to cross
From GBP20.00
 
'Game of Thrones' Locations Tour including the Giants Causeway from Belfast
"The first stop will be Carncastle (Nights Watch Beheading). It was here on the windswept Antrim Plateau that Game of Thrones kicked off in dramatic fashion with Ned Stark beheading the Night’s Watch deserter witnessed by Jon Snow Theon Greyjoy and the Stark brothers Robb and Bran; and where Catelyn captures Tyrion Lannister whom she suspects of trying to kill her son. When Bran Rickon Osha and Hodor head north to The Wall it is also from the land above Cairncastle that they take a last look back at Winterfell. The second stop will be Cushendun Caves (birth to the shadow baby). The Caves at Cushendun were formed over a period of 400
From GBP40.00
 
Giants Causeway Day Tour from Dublin
"The Giant’s Causeway tour is your new direct service to one of the most unique landscapes in Ireland. With a daily departure from Dublin City centre this express day trip to the Giant’s Causeway is the perfect way to explore one of the most fascinating coastlines in the world. The Giant’s Causeway tour includes a stop at the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (entrance fee included). Cross the part of the infamous Kingsroad where Arya Stark escaped from the Kings Landing. See Dunluce Castle used as House of Greyjoy perched on the north Antrim Coast. It perfectly captures the atmosphere and intrigue of the medieval world.""""Visit Giant’s Causeway
From EUR49.00

More Things to Do in Islay

FINLAGGAN - HOME OF THE LORDS OF THE ISLES

Finalggan was the site from which the Lords of the Isle ruled their updated version of the older Dal Riatta kingdom from. The site is a few miles up the hill from the ferry port of Port Askaig and...
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mtncorg
Sep 28, 2007

KILDALTON CROSS

Driving on for six miles past the Ardbeg Distillery on a single lane road - something very few people seem to do - you come to a lane leading off to the right taking you a short ways to the ruins of...
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mtncorg
Sep 28, 2007

LOCH GRUINEART

Islay is a major wintering spot for huge numbers of geese who spend their summers in Greenland. Estimates of 15000 white-fronted and 40000 barnacle geese have been given. The geese come from near the...
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mtncorg
Sep 28, 2007

KILCHOMAN CROSS

A mile further west from the Kilchoman Distillery is the ruins of another parish church set amongst another graveyard with another great example of a standing Celtic cross - this one dating to the...
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mtncorg
Sep 28, 2007

Visit a whisky distillery

If you're a whisky fan then you have to visit one. You get a tour of the distillery and usually free samples too. On Islay you can experience some of the very peaty whiskies produced on this island.We...
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hayward68
Feb 25, 2006

Wet your lips with some whisky!

Islay is well-known for its whisky distilleries, a major industry on the island, but only 7 are still running. These are Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Lagavulin, Laphroig, Caol Ila, and...
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Mar 14, 2004
 
 
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The Paps of Jura ...

The 3 mountains known as the Paps of Jura are, surprisingly enough, on the Isle of Jura -- which is accessible from Islay via a ferry from Port Askaig on the north side of the island..Here we can only...
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Sep 16, 2002

A cross from the 8th century!

The oldest standing cross can be found at the ruins of the Kildalton Church. The remains of the curch as well as the other gravestones are well worth visiting. Please visit my Kildalton travelogue...
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Sep 16, 2002

Kilchoman Cross

This church is interesting for its graveyard rather than the church itself. It is located on a desolate hill near Machir Bay.
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Feb 29, 2004

You can't miss Port Ellen ...

Unless, of course, your ferry disembarks at Port Askaig or you fly in from Glasgow on British Airways :)
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Sep 16, 2002

A church with a view

There are three major remains of old churches in Islay. This is Kilnave on Loch Guinart . It's graveyard contains an old slate cross -- please see the soon-to-be travelogue for more pictures!
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Sep 15, 2002

The Bowmore round church

Inside the roundness is not as apparent as from the outside. The church stands at the head of the main street in Bowmore. The water is Loch Indaal.
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Sep 08, 2002

For Peat's Sake!

Be sure to take a distillery tour. There are seven active single malt distilleries on Islay. Please see the travelogue for pictures of our tour of Laphroaig.
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Sep 08, 2002
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"ISLE OF WHISKY"
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"Just Back from Islay!"
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"Bowmore"
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"Idyllic Islay"
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"Islay In May"
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