The Causeway Coast
Setting out from Belfast to Northern Ireland’s famous Causeway Coast, Norriss saddled up to experience the sights, sounds and scents of the north Antrim hills on horseback. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, the expert local guides from Shean’s Horse Farm look after your every need. Back on two feet again, the Old Bushmills Distillery is just a short drive away. It’s the island of Ireland's oldest working distillery and one of the few in the world to distil, blend and bottle whiskey all under the same roof.
A trip to the geographical wonder of the Giant’s Causeway is next, including seeing it from above with the help of local guides from the Clifftop Experience walking tour. Buzzing with stories and myth, they take you to the spots where you can get a bird’s eye view of the 40,000 or so basalt columns that tumble into the crashing waters below.
Final stop for today is the Dark Hedges – a beech-tree lined road made famous by its appearance as the Kingsroad in Game of Thrones®. Northern Ireland is, in fact, filled with real-life filming locations that double as Westeros, so if you’re a fan of the show, Giant Tours Ireland is the tour for you. It’s led by driver and tour guide Flip – a stand-in for Hodor in the series – who thrills people with a host of wonderful stories and anecdotes from his filming days.
Other must-see Game of Thrones® locations include Ballintoy Harbour, a picturesque port that became Pyke, home of the infamous Ironborn; the 400 million-year-old Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre summoned a shadowy demon to kill Renly; and Murlough Bay, where Tyrion Lannister was captured by slavers on his journey to Meereen.