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Ballycastle [1] is a town in Northern Ireland, on the North Antrim coast. The tourist information office is at Portnagree House Harbour and Marina Visitor Centre, 14 Bayview Road.

Get in[edit]

Unfortunately, there is no rail link, the nearest station is along the coast at Portrush. There are direct buses from Belfast.

By ferry[edit]

Passenger and vehicle ferries run from Rathlin Island around 5 times per day. There are restrictions on vehicles.

Get around[edit]

Map of Ballycastle



  • Catch the ferry to Rathlin Island!
  • visit bonamargy friary
  • nice beach
  • Rock Climbing on Fair Head.
  • Cliff Walks
  • Sea Fishing


Ballycastle is full of traditional shops, there are very few if any highstreet brands.


Dulse (an edible seaweed) and yellowman (a honeycomb toffee) are local specialties.

  • 1 Thyme & Co. Cafe5 Quay Road, BT54 6BJ. Tue – Fri: 08:30 – 16:30, Sat: 09:30 – 16:30. Great frys and Lunches.
  • The Sweetie JarQuay Road. sweet shop also selling ice creams


There are numerous bed and breakfasts in the area, one youth hostel and the marine hotel.

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