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Exploring Carrick-a-Rede: A Hidden Gem on the Northern Irish Coast


Good morning, everyone! It's Brian from Belfast Causeway Tours and First Class Chauffeur Services, and today, we find ourselves in the picturesque Carrick-a-Rede, a hidden gem along the Northern Irish coast. Our journey takes us to the London Dairy Arms Hotel, a historic establishment dating back to 1848 when it was known as the Old Railway Tavern. This charming place has a fascinating history, having even been owned by none other than Winston Churchill during his time as Prime Minister of England in the Second World War. You can still see the deeds proudly displaying his ownership from 1921, hung on the walls inside the London Dairy Arms Hotel.


Carrick-a-Rede: A Seaside Treasure: Carrick-a-Rede is a stunning little seaside town nestled on the coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. One of its main attractions is the opportunity to take boat tours around Carrick-a-Rede, out onto the open sea, and along the breathtaking coastline. These tours provide a unique perspective on the landscape and are a fantastic way to explore the area.


Indulge Your Palate and Artistic Senses: If you're feeling hungry, don't miss the chance to visit the charming Harbor Lights Cafe, where you can enjoy a delicious meal or breakfast while soaking in the coastal views. Alternatively, if coffee is more to your liking, head over to the Twilight Bunkhouse for a beautiful cup of tea, all while facing the heartwarming beauty of the harbour.


For fans of the iconic television series "Game of Thrones," Carrick-a-Rede has its own connection to the show. You can explore Braavos Canal, where Arya Stark had her memorable encounter in Season Six. It's a must-visit spot for any Game of Thrones enthusiast.


Local Delights and Shopping: Carrick-a-Rede also has its share of local charm. You can learn about "Paddy the Pigeon," a local legend, or appreciate the work of talented local artists who sell their beautiful paintings in the area.


And for your convenience, there's the local Spar convenience store in Corn Lock, where you can stock up on snacks and essentials for your journey.


In conclusion, Carrick-a-Rede is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered on the Northern Irish coast. Its rich history, stunning coastal views, and local attractions make it a delightful destination for a day trip or longer stay. So why not come and experience the charm of Carrick-a-Rede for yourself? I'm Brian from Belfast Causeway Tours and First Class Chauffeur Services NI. You can find more information on our tours at Belfast Causeway Tours. Thanks for joining us on this journey, and we hope to see you here soon. Bye-bye!

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