History and Heritage of the Causeway Coastal Route.

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Your journey along the Causeway Coastal Route must start at The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre. A visit here will bring alive and enhance your trip along one of the great road journeys of the world. It will help you understand some of its history, heritage and the people, while discovering the locations of castles, glens and rugged coastline of the Causeway Coastal Route. The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre will take you back to the 16th century when the Causeway Coastal Route was ruled by one of the great chieftains of old, Sorley Boy McDonnell and highlight the areas very strong connections with Scotland.  While enjoying tea /coffee and scones in the Loft above our stables, hear our stories and listen to our unique audio visual presentation telling Sorley’s epic life story.

Hear how this heroic warrior successfully defended the Causeway Coastal Route from all attacking forces and invaders. Discover our pre-plantation links with Scotland from the time of St. Patrick and hear about St Patricks largely unknown footprint on the Causeway Coastal Route. Find out how the people from the ancient kingdom of Dalriada on the Causeway Coastal Route initially settled Scotland and gave the country its name. View our interpretive centre with its images and information on the castles and monuments all along the Causeway Coastal Route.
Take our bus trip up to the hilltop a mile above the centre and view the site and listen to the story of one of Sorley’s mighty battles. Relive a real life ‘GAME OF THRONES BATTLE’ on the Causeway Coastal Route.

Talking at the top

Enjoy panoramic views over five counties where Sorley’s campaigns took place from the Causeway Coastal Route to County Monaghan.

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See a turf cutting demonstration and try your hand at this ancient craft with the traditional spade. Discover the origins of this fuel source, how turf was formed and why it was the main source of fuel for the people of the Causeway Coastal Route.

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Visit our stables below the Loft Tea Room, named “Sheans Horse Farm “with a five star rating on Trip Advisor and meet our team of Traditional Irish Gypsy Cob Horses.
Get a photograph holding the horses and later you may also meet them riding at some of the iconic locations along the Causeway Coastal Route, from Downhill Beach to the Glens of Antrim.


Available Monday to Saturday at 3:00 pm:
Alternative times may be available on request.  Pre-Booking essential. Terms and conditions may apply.