Explore the secrets of the Causeway Coast this summer

Explore the secrets of the Causeway Coast this summer
Eleanor Rafferty-Killough, Duty Operations Manager for Learning & Visitor Experience, National Trust; and Kerrie McGonigle, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council; are pictured with some of the Causeway Coast Hosts and the new Secrets of the Causeway Coast 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 and as well as giving out the new pocket sized ‘Secrets of the Causeway Coast’ Map, they will have the ability to book tickets online for the award-winning Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage site.

Commenting on the summer activity Eleanor Rafferty-Killough, Duty Operations Manager for the National Trust Giants Causeway said, “We are gearing up for another busy summer and we wanted 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 Giants 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.”

To find out more about the National Trust visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ni and to vote for the Giants Causeway site as the UK’s Best Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards please visit www.bit.ly/causewaybta17

Explore the secrets of the Causeway Coast this summer
Hannah Killough, from Ballycastle, takes a look at the Secrets of the Causeway Coast

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