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Coleraine Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 45 photos

coleraine town

In the town there are plenty of shops in coleraine. there is an exotic market on saturdays every month at the diamond in the centre of town. The train station can take you to south to belfast and from there to dublin which is 180 miles away from coleraine. You can get to derry and portrush from coleraine. The bus can also take you to portstewart and portrush on a day tracker ticket which is only 5 dollars or £2. 50 pence. there is a bus called the causeway coaster which runs to the Giants Causeway every day also during the summer. This service passes Dunluce castle on the way to the causeway.

portrush

this is a little town at the coast. You can reach it by bus,train or taxi from coleraine. There are 2 beaches that stretch for miles along the coast. There are several international golf courses here as well. It is also known for its funfare arcade shows and amusement centres. At the seaside resort you can ride the waves as they are strong on the western side of the town. In the summer at the auditorium they do all kinds of magic and plays.there are different activities for the children at the dunluce centre.

portstewart

this is a popular place that has fishing trips at the harbour and has also lovely walks along the Ulster way to portrush about 2 miles away.it is a nice place to walk along the promanade. there are plenty of little tourist shops where you can get a bargain.All summer long you can enjoy the activities that the council provide for the townsfolk and tourists. If you go west along the coast you will come to best view of all,the sandy beach that goes as far as the mussenden temple on the hill which you can see.There is a great golf course as well. Also a pitch and putt for the amateurs and children.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:handy to reach giants causeway,portruch,portstewart dunluce castle and giants causeway
  • Cons:There are cheap tickets for these places BUT you have to ask.
  • Last visit to Coleraine: Nov 2008
  • Intro Written Nov 10, 2008
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