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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Coleraine. The Coleraine hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Coleraine. Northern Ireland is a land of blue mountains and deep forests, lakes, windswept moors and white Atlantic sands. The scenic beauty and the variety of the landscape make Northern Ireland a great place to explore. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Coleraine hotels.

Coleraine is a large town in County Londonderry at the mouth of the river Bann, and known as the “Capital of the Causeway Coast”. It has a town centre, a marina, a theatre and a major campus of the University of Ulster. It is also the location of the 200ft Mountsandel mound, where wooden houses dating from about 7000 BC were uncovered.

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Attractions Mountsandel Fort, Mountsandel Road, Coleraine - Tel: 028 2955 6000. Mountsandel Fort is located just south of the town of Coleraine overlooking the River Bann at Castleroe. It dates back to the iron age and is beside the site of the first huntergatherer settlement in Ireland, dating from before 7000 BC. The forest walk goes from the high point at the fort to the banks of the Bann. Open from dawn until dusk every day. Admission: Free. Location: On the outskirts of Coleraine.

Mountsandel Fort

Attractions Giant's Causeway, 44 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU - Tel: 028-2073-1855. Northern Ireland's most popular tourist destination, this large stretch of staircase-shaped rocks is a geological freak, the result of cooled lava from volcanic eruptions that took place over 65 million years ago. About 7 miles northeast of Coleraine.

Giant's Causeway

Attractions Dunluce Castle, near Portrush. This late-medieval and 17th-century castle is dramatically sited on a headland dropping sheer into the sea on the north Antrim Coast. For information on visits to Dunluce Castle, please contact EHS (Environment and Heritage Service) on Tel: 028 20 73 1938. There is an entrance gate from the car-park into sloping mainland court which is linked to the main buildings on the rock by a narrow footbridge. There are some modern surfaces but there are also areas of original paving and cobbles, which will make access to parts of the site difficult for wheelchair-users. About 5 miles north of Coleraine.

Dunluce Castle

Attractions Old Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills, Co. Antrim Tel: 028 2073-3218. The Old Bushmills Distillery is devoted to the production of Single Malt Irish Whiskey. It is the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery having received its licence to distil in 1608 by James 1of England. An exceptional aspect of The Old Bushmills Distillery is the fact that distilling, blending, maturation and bottling are all carried out under one roof. www.bushmills.com. About 6 miles northeast of Coleraine.

Old Bushmills Distillery

Attractions Downhill Castle, Mussenden Temple, Bishop’s Gate & Black Glen, 107 Sea Road, Castlerock, BT51 4TW - Tel: 028 7084 8728. Set on a stunning and wild headland with fabulous cliff top walks and views over Ireland’s north coast is the landscaped estate of Downhill, laid out in the late 18th century by the eccentric Earl and Bishop, Frederick Hervey. Estate includes ruins, mausoleum, beautiful gardens and the renowned Mussenden Temple perched on the cliff edge which is available for private hire. About 4 miles northwest of Coleraine.

Downhill Castle

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