Torr Head

Torr Head showing landscape views, tranquil scenes and rugged coastline
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Take a scenic drive to see the rugged coastline and the dramatic contrast of the bright green pastures and the blue Irish Sea.

Protruding from the northern coast of Ireland is the rugged headland of Torr Head. Follow the road around this headland to see rural Ireland and its dramatic coastline. The nearest tourist information center is in Ballycastle, about 20 minutes to the west of Torr Head, but people in Cushendun, on the southern tip of the headlands, can also give you directions. While in these small coastal towns, buy a picnic lunch or enjoy a restaurant meal, because there are no shops or facilities on Torr Head. As you drive past cliffs, grazing cattle and ancient cairns, you will visit Loughan Bay, Carnaneigh Mountain and the Tornamoney Valley. This valley is of historic significance to the people of Ireland as it’s home to the sixth-century ruins of Altagore Cashel, a former stone fort. Admire the high walls and see the remnants of a staircase.The road around Torr Head is narrow and follows the Irish Sea, so the views are consistently impressive .On a clear day you can see across the water to Scotland, just 15 miles (24 kilometers) away. Stop at a lookout to breathe in the coastal air and see the waves crashing over the rocks beneath you. Watch sea birds dart in and out of the ocean, catching fish for their young. Torr Head is a 13-mile (21-kilometer) detour from the A2 Highway, northeast of Belfast, which is at least one hour away by car. A return trip could take all day if you want to stop at the charming towns and various lookout points. Taking the bus to the area is possible, but you won’t be able to appreciate it at its fullest if you can’t disembark at the attractions. The area is prone to strong winds, so don’t get too close to the cliff edges.

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This cosy log cabin is in a peaceful rural location with stunning views
This cosy log cabin is in a peaceful rural location with stunning views
Ballycastle, NIR
Stay at this cabin in Ballycastle. Enjoy free breakfast, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Torr Head and Murlough Bay are located nearby. Discover ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Absolutely spectacular
"Beauty and comfort that topped the photos and descriptions of this cabin. A spectacular place to land for our last 2 days in Ireland. Thank you Claire and Hugh!"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Beachview Cottage
Beachview Cottage
3.5 out of 5
185B Torr Rd, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT44 0PU
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Ballymena. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Cushendun Beach and Torr Head are located ...
Beachview Cottage B red door 3 bedrooms
Beachview Cottage B red door 3 bedrooms
Cushendun, NIR
Stay at this cottage in Ballymena. Enjoy a beach locale, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Cushendun Beach and Torr Head are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
It was the most amazing view!! Totally loved it. I would love to return! Such a nice break
"Everything was so clean and so easy to get in contact with anyone that i needed."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

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Cullentra House
Cullentra House
3.5 out of 5
16 Cloughs Road, Cushendall, 20 miles from Ballymena, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT44 0SP
This cosy log cabin is in a peaceful rural location with stunning views
This cosy log cabin is in a peaceful rural location with stunning views
Ballycastle, NIR
Beachview Cottage
Beachview Cottage
3.5 out of 5
185B Torr Rd, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT44 0PU
Beachview Cottage B red door 3 bedrooms
Beachview Cottage B red door 3 bedrooms
Cushendun, NIR
Fianna Log Cabin
Fianna Log Cabin
3 out of 5
12 Ballyvennaght Road, Ballyvoy, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, BT54 6RL
Teach an Cheoil
Teach an Cheoil
3 out of 5
14 Glenmakeeran Road, Ballyvoy, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, BT54 6PU
Glenn Eireann House
Glenn Eireann House
3 out of 5
121 Tromra Road, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT44 0ST
Glass Island Boutique Luxury B&B
Glass Island Boutique Luxury B&B
5 out of 5
11 Beechwood Ave, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, BT54 6BL
Glenvally self catering holiday cottage
Glenvally self catering holiday cottage
Cushendall, Northern Ireland
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.