The Rathlin Experience
Apr 08 2018 - Aug 26 2018
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Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre
14 Bayview Road, Ballycastle, County Antrim,
Ms Harriet Hamilton
T: (028) 2076 2024
An Island steeped in history and folklore, it is the perfect spot for a family day out.
Rathlin Island lies 5.5 miles off the coast of Ireland. Situated just off the coast of Ballycastle it is home to one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Northern Ireland. An island steeped in history and folklore, it is the perfect spot for a family day out.
Many tales of myth and mystery surround Rathlin; perhaps the most famous tells of Robert the Bruce. In 1306, the Scottish King was driven from Scotland by Edward I of England and took refuge on Rathlin, where he watched a spider persevering repeatedly to bridge a gap with its web. Eventually it succeeded. Taking heart from the spider’s efforts, he returned to Scotland and eventually regained his crown.
This tour runs every Sunday from 8th April - 26th August 2018 and can be booked through Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre, Tel: 028 2076 2024
Length: 1.9 miles
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Meeting Point: Rathlin Island Ferry Terminal
Price: £10 pp (ferry travel not included)
Other: Dogs must be on a lead
The guide to meet customers at ferry terminal at 10:45 for the 11:00 crossing and the 1 hr 30 min tour will begin upon arrival at the harbour on Rathlin.