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Murlough Bay and Fair Head

Nr Ballycastle, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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Watch out you don't fall down the cattle grid, get knocked down by a tractor or charged by a frantic ram 😔

We took a day trip to Fairhead. We found it ok but when we got there it was a farm. The car park... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cadets604
,
Dromore, United Kingdom
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Awesome Hike

We Spent about three hours hiking up over Fair Head. The Views are unbelievable. The tour busses... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Bill S
,
Greensboro, North Carolina
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“fair head” (17 reviews)
“scary drive” (4 reviews)
“the cliff” (6 reviews)
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Nr Ballycastle, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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"stunning views"
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"rathlin island"
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"car park"
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"three hours"
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"opposite direction"
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"late evening"
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"great spot for a picnic"
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"game of thrones"
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"magical places"
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"on the rocks"
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"hidden gem"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a day trip to Fairhead. We found it ok but when we got there it was a farm. The car park was not a car park but rather an entry way into some kind of quarry. There was a charge £3.00 for parking...More

Thank cadets604
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We Spent about three hours hiking up over Fair Head. The Views are unbelievable. The tour busses don't go here so no Crowds, we saw maybe ten people the whole time. Fair head is awesome from Ballycastle but better on top. If you don't like...More

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful spot had no idea what was here and a wonderful surprise.. when driving here you turn off the main road and it's all narrow lanes and very steep single road to the bottom.. Was 2 GoT locations thankfully we found bit the...More

Thank tickers24
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

If your timid tour bus people or freaked out by narrow and steep roads in the middle of nowhere, STAY AWAY! If you want the most amazing experience of nature on the north coast, this spots for you! I ran into a young local boy...More

Thank jackatie
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem on the Causeway Coastal Route . Lots of walking and gorgeous views. " Slaver's Bay " from Game of Thrones is here . Great place for a picnic . Highly recommended.

Thank 2020vision
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Furlough bay is one of my favourite locations in Northern ireland. Being local I guess I'm spoilt with being able to go anytime. There are several ways to get there the most direct via Ballycastle ( with a coffee stop at Ursa Minor) then south...More

Thank Catherine G
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

People say the roads are bad and my god they are crazy! Although I don't think the weather helped as it was raining! As it was raining we didn't walk very far but the views were good, hope to return to do a walk on...More

3  Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Worth a stop and the hour hike up and around. Easy to accomplish and the views at the top are stunning

Thank AJDC2015
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It's a bit of a scary drive to the bay but once there the views are amazing. Definitely worth it. If you're a game of thrones fan, well worth visiting. Would be a great spot for a picnic

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Murlough Bay and Fair Head are beautiful sea/landscapes but beware, this is Northern Ireland and monstrous fog lurks in this region. Plan your visit here on a clear day. Driving conditions, in particular, become tenuous traveling anywhere in fog between Fair Head and Torr Head....More

1  Thank Bob B
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Garry S
26 March 2018|
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Response from AJDC2015 | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking area at the bottom of the circular loop that is the Fair Head loop trail. From there it's a climb up to the plateau top and then across the field. It can be boggy and its full of grazing sheep. The views... More
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emma e
30 August 2017|
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Response from Tuftyhead | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if your vehicle is really big park there's space where you could park on the left right at the top, it's just a rough patch of ground not an official car park. There's also a small car park a bit further down and I've... More
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