Explore more of the Causeway Coast

Staff from the National Trust and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council pictured with the new map

Whether you are a regular visitor or a first-time day tripper, the National Trust and the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council have teamed up to offer you the inside track into the Causeway Coast this summer with a hidden gems map as well as Hosts on the ground providing you with all the latest information.

The Causeway Coast Hosts will be in various locations including Portrush, Portstewart, Bushmills and Ballycastle for seven weeks from 7th July. As well as giving out the new pocket sized ‘Secrets of the Causeway Coast’ Map, they will have the ability to give up-to-the minute information about the award-winning Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s first World Heritage site and the neighbouring Rope Bridge about parking spaces and availability.


Commenting on the summer activity Eleanor Rafferty-Killough, Duty Operations Manager for Learning & Visitor Experience, National Trust, said, 'We are now in the middle of another busy summer and we want to provide visitors with as much information as possible to allow them to plan and maximise their time.

'The Causeway Coast hosts will be aware of how busy the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick–a–Rede are on any given day and will be able to brief visitors on the timed ticket process at Carrick–a–Rede as well as suggesting alternative attractions to visit along the coast using the new Secrets of the Causeway Map.


'The great thing about discovering the secrets of the Causeway Coast is that visitors are helping us look after these special places for years to come. We look after over 100 miles of Northern Ireland’s coastline and we are encouraging people over the summer to share their stories and hidden gems with us using #causewaysecrets'


Speaking about the partnership The Mayor, Councillor Joan Baird OBE from Causeway Coast & Glens Council, said, 'The Council and the National Trust own and manage significant stretches of the areas coastline. Often visitors are drawn to the honey pots of activity and this initiative will not only assist visitors with the major areas of interest on the Causeway Coastal Route, but signpost visitors to the less well known gems to see in our area.'