Planning on staying in Belfast for 2 nights and then making our way to Portrush for 2 nights and wish to pass through Ballycastle on the way to Giant's Causeway. Looks like there are basically two routes from which to choose: 1) A26/A44 motorway or 2) the coast road (Belfast to Larne to Cushendall A2. Is the A2 a more scenic route and recommended?
If so, what stops are recommend along the way?
Thanks so much in advance for your suggestions.