History and Heritage
Step back in time and explore the history of the Causeway Coast and Glens. From the first settlement of man in Ireland at Mountsandle, Coleraine to the tales of Giants and Kings, Clans, Chieftains, Bishops and Saints. There are ancient churches, forts, round towers, stone circles, grave yards, crosses, ancient stones, friaries, priories and Neolithic tombs. There are museums and heritage centres in Ballycastle, Garvagh, Ballymoney, Londonderry and on Rathlin Island
The championship golf courses, peaceful salmon rivers and beautiful sandy beaches attract golfers, anglers and water sports enthusiasts from near and far. Cyclists, walkers and motorists can travel the winding coast and country roads and discover quiet little harbours and attractive villages all along the coast.
We have listed here some of the activities which are most popular with our guests at The Grange, Coleraine. Everyone can join in - young and old - first timer and professional. We are confident you will enjoy experiences which will draw you back time and time again.
Walking:- Where better to start than at the 8th Wonder of the Natural World. The Giant's Causeway itself is backed by miles of coastline with mapped and sign posted cliff pathways of varying length for those out for a stroll or the serious walker. And the Giant's Causeway isn't the only area available for walks.
Golfing:- The North Coast of Ireland, like the rest of the island is home to many superb golf courses. Set in natural golfing country these allow both the amateur and the professional to enjoy a round or two on one of the many Championship courses like Royal Portrush which this year is home to the British Open in 2017. Other local courses include Portstewart with two splendid courses, Bushfoot at Portballintrae where the club house enjoys magnificent views over the ocean and nearby sand dunes, and Ballycastle on the main Ballycastle to Cushendall road.
Fishing:- The nearest recommended salmon river is the River Bann, only 5 minutes drive from The Grange, Coleraine in the town of Coleraine. The Bann regularly provides around 500 fish per season to the rod angler.
Ornithology:- The Causeway Coast offers the birdwatcher fulmar, black guillemot, eider, turnstone, buzzard, raven, and rare crow like chough. Offshore are the seabird colonies of Rathlin Island (near Ballycastle) and The Skerries (near Portrush). In the Antrim plateau area - red grouse moor, bog and forest provide suitable habitat for a broad range of species. All the above of course within easy reach of The Grange, Coleraine.
North Antrim Coast
Giant's Causeway, Bushmill's Distillery, Dunluce Castle and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge at Ballintoy. All are National Trust properties, so bring your National Trust card.
A Game of Thrones
There are many locations in the Glens of Antrim that have been used for the filming of different sets from A Game of Thrones. Jan can direct you to the locations, such as The King's Road is the Dark Hedges and Storm's End, Murlough bay.
North West 200 Ideal accommodation for the North West 200. Situated close to the circuit, with secure off-street parking, and near the Coleraine ring road.
Food & Entertainment:- Apart from the excellent breakfasts you'll enjoy in The Grange, Coleraine you will be close to a wide range of award winning restaurants, pubs and wine bars, catering for a variety of tastes as well as pockets.
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