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We left Derry in the morning to Ballymoney . On the way we saw Dunluce castle. The iconic ruin of the castle sitting on a rocky outcrop , connected to mainland via a bridge. In the 17th century Dunluce was the seat of the earls of County Antrim and saw the establishment of a small town in 1608.
Our next stop was Carrick-a- rede (rope bridge). Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Island (home to a single building – a fisherman’s cottage) is the final destination. Suspended almost 100 ft (30 m) above sea level, the rope bridge was first erected by salmon fisherman 350 years ago.
The bridge was almost a mile’s walk from the main bus stop. It was sunny with lovely weather and view across the ocean. After the visit we walked along the spectacular coast to Ballycastle , one of the place where “Game of Thrones” was shoot.
We spent lot of time in a village pub to have lunch , there was no public transport available to back till let in the afternoon. Luckily one kind-hearted gentleman offered to drop us. On the was he took us to his village which is basically a small community, where no one was living at that point.
On the way we saw Dunseverick castle where St. Patrick had visited Dunseverick castle in the 5th century AD, where he baptized Olcán, a local man who later became a Bishop of Ireland.
St Gobban’s on the grounds of The Braddan on the Portbradden Road, Bushmills is said to have smallest church in Ireland.
We stayed Giant causeway