Game of Thrones
Northern Ireland is home to the iconic locations of the hugely successful TV Series ‘Game of Thrones.’ From the Iron Islands at Murlough Bay to The Stormlands filmed in the Cushendun Caves, when you stay at Kilmore Country House you are very close to these famous landmarks.
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From Kilmore Country House take a drive along the famous Causeway Coast, and one stunning site leads to another, from the craggy castle ruins of Dunluce Castle to the pale cream sands of Whiterocks Beach. But as you weave along this great driving route, one sight jumps out as truly spectacular: the Giant’s Causeway.
Situated on the scenic and rugged North Coast. Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it.
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Glenariff Forest Park
Only a stone’s throw away from Kilmore Country House is Glenariff Forest Park where there are wonderful glen walks and waterfalls with beautiful scenic paths leading to viewpoints where you can take in the wonder of such a magnificent view across to the Scottish coastline. Visit the Exhibition Centre while you are there and stop at the cafe.
Golf has been a pillar of Northern Irish culture for over a century. With home grown stars such as Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke, it’s no surprise that our golf courses are world renowned.
In 2008, Bushmills celebrated 400 years of local distilling history; a unique, unbroken whiskey-making tradition still very much alive today at the Old Bushmills Distillery. Just two miles from the spectacular Giant’s Causeway, the distillery lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty which is rich in history and folklore. Visitor’s can observe the craft and skills of making Irish whiskey. The guided tour includes the ingredients and processes, spring water from Saint Columb’s Rill and the finest malted barley, to the art of triple distillation in copper stills and ageing in oak casks. Of course, no visit would be complete without enjoying a complimentary glass of Bushmills whiskey.
Cushendun Caves were formed over 400 million of years of extreme weather conditions. Find them just beyond the beautiful coastal village of Cushendun, walking down next to the Cave House. TV fans will be interested to know that the caves provided the background for The Stormlands in Game of Thrones.
With so many beautiful walks right on our doors step, It’s hard to choose the best routes to make the most of your trip. We recommend a walking tour to really give you the best experience. Starting with…
Nine Glens Walking Tours are a waking based guiding company that organise and plan your excursion. They are in constant contact with local guides who offers tours from everything from fishing to farming.
The Glens of Antrim is filled with mystery, mystique, mythology and so much more. It could be said that the very stone on which Kilmore stands is ingrained with history.
They really do want you to experience as much of it as you can, meet people, eat the local produce and as the old saying goes “become more Irish than the Irish themselves”.
Dalriada Kingdom Tours class the Giants Causeway as home and they love it and the people very deeply. They offer a traditional “old world” guide and I know how to bring the Causeway to life better than anyone. They invite you to walk with them and connect you to this special place.