The 193 km (120 mi) Causeway Coastal Route has been crowned with the number one spot of best summer UK road trips.
The driving route of the Causeway Coast, which is one of the most scenic drives in Northern Ireland, runs from Belfast to the Giant’s Causeway and links the Wild Atlantic Way at Derry and to the Mourne Scenic Route in Belfast.
The list was curated by global car comparison site EnjoyTravel and the international brand Big 7 Travel.
The list, comprised of 25 locations, designated the Cause Coastal Route as the top summer UK road trip.
Irish route named the best summer UK road trip – Causeway Coastal Route takes top spot
It comes as no surprise that the Causeway Coastal Route has been crowned number one in a list comprised of 25 locations by car comparison site EnjoyTravel and Big 7 Travel.
The beautiful route links to the Wild Atlantic Way at Derry and to the Mourne Scenic Route in Belfast. It also includes nine shorter driving routes with scenic views to explore.
The Summer Road Trip Bucket List comprised by EnjoyTravel states that “nothing quite prepares you for the jaw-dropping sight of Giant’s Causeway, so it’s worth making a day of it.”
Causeway Coastal Route – number one for many reasons
There are plenty of reasons why this Irish route was named the best summer UK road trip. The list outlines the number of picturesque pitstops.
This includes Carrickfergus Castle, “one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Ireland.” Plus, there’s The Gobbins, “an adrenalin-fueled cliff path set high above Country Antrim’s Islandmagee.”
The list goes on to appreciate the beauty and legend of Ballygally and Cushendun before you reach the final stop of the Causeway Coastal Route.
As well, it outlines how you have the possibility of seeing Scotland on a clear day. All the while you have the possibility of spotting seals, dolphins, and other marine life.
The rest of the candidates – other beautiful routes
Another route in Northern Ireland made the list. The Lough Neagh Loop just west of Belfast was designated at number 21 on the list.
Lough Neagh is the largest lake in the UK and Ireland. It is praised for the “folklore, flora and fauna” it offers.
This beautiful route starts at Oxford Island. Along the way, you will find stunning “Blue Flag beaches, award-winning marinas and wildlife-rich woodlands”.
Just behind the Causeway Coastal Route is the Atlantic Highway that stretches from Bath to Falmouth. This is followed by the route from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Lindisfarne, just off the coast of Northumberland.