Portstewart Strand and Barmouth Wildlife Reserve - National Trust  Between Portstewart and the mouth of the River Bann lies the golden sands and domineering sand dunes of Portstewart Strand. This area of natural beauty and of scientific interest is owned and managed by the National Trust. A year round mecca for holiday makers, Portstewart Strand holds the prestigious Blue Flag award for the management, cleanliness and quality of water and it is also one of the few remaining beaches in Ireland where cars still have access and permission to drive onto the beach- perfect for families who wish to picnic on the golden shores. In addition to this, it has also won the Seaside Award again in 2014 .
The Giant's Causeway A volcanic eruption over 60 million years ago created a complex of over 38,000 basalt columns that seem to form stepping stones out to sea towards Scotland. Take in the geology, flora and fauna of international importance as you walk along the Causeway and discover the wishing chair, the harp and the organ: the 3 collections of curious columns that will set little minds a-wondering... The Centre, which is open daily, provides an exhibition and short audio-visual presentation that allows visitors to learn about the origins of the Causeway the mythology, the science, the nature and is the ideal starting point for walks along the coastal and cliff top paths. There are guided walks and the Centre also provides a bus service to and from the main causeway. The Centre also has a gift shop and visitor facilities.
Portstewart Golf Club Portstewart has played host to many major Amateur and Professional Championships over the years including most recently  The Amateur Championship in 2014, won by Bradley Neil of Scotland. The British Girls Championship was also hosted in 2006, won by Belen Mozo of Spain, and the Irish Amateur in 1992, won by Gary Murphy of Killkenny.  Portstewart Golf Club is proud to offer 54 holes of golf spectacularly set on Ulster’s famous Causeway Coast with something for every golfer.

SOME POINTS OF INTEREST

Portstewart Golf Club in Derry has been chosen as the venue for the

2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, which will be hosted once again by

Rory McIlroy’s ‘Rory Foundation’.

The British Open set to return to the Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce

links in the third week of July in 2019.

LOCATION &

CONTACT

Central Avenue, Portstewart,  Northern Ireland  BT55 7BT +44 7553 528 431 info@porthouseportstewart.com www.porthouseportstewart.com

Portstewart has become one of Northern Ireland's

most popular self catering destinations

Use Port House as a base to enjoy the region’s many attractions or just

unwind in the beautiful seaside location next to Portrush, Bushmills and

Giants Causeway an area of special scientific interest 

Old Bushmills Distillery In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you'll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland. A place where family and friends have worked for generations, in a small Northern Irish village that for over 400 years has kept to the philosophy that hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey.
Rathlin Island Amidst the rugged landscape of this beautiful island, let your mind wander and discover a tranquillity and beauty that is so unexpected. The ferry to Rathlin Island travels just six miles across the Sea of Moyle. This island is six miles long, one mile wide, "L" shaped and home to a slowly increasing population of around 140 people. A short walk from the harbour is the Boathouse Visitor Centre, where visitors can discover some of the exciting history, learn about present day island life and see some artefacts from shipwrecks around the island. Enjoy many of the walks the Island has to offer including along the shore to Mill Bay where you may see some of the resident seals basking or at play. Cycle hire is another way to enjoy the island or take a bus trip. Many tales of myth and mystery surround Rathlin; perhaps the most famous tells of Robert the Bruce. In 1306, the Scottish King was driven from Scotland by Edward I of England and took refuge on Rathlin where he watched a spider persevering again and again to bridge a gap with its web. Eventually it succeeded. Taking heart from the spider's efforts, he returned to Scotland and eventually regained his crown.
Whiterocks Beach Awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award again in 2015, Whiterocks Beach has become a favourite with locals and a must see destination for international visitors. The beach, situated just off the Causeway Coastal Route, enjoys a stunning natural coastal location, with the limestone cliffs of the White Rocks stretching from Curran Strand to Dunluce Castle. These soft, sedimentary rocks have been carved through centuries into a labyrinth of caves and arches. Shelagh’s Head, the Wishing Arch, Elephant Rock and the Lion’s Paw are headlands of distinguishable forms which rise out of the ocean. Under the road, there are cavernous caves, accessible only from the sea, home to seabirds and a hunting ground for hawks.
Dunluce Castle The ruin of Dunluce Castle bears witness to a long and tumultuous history. First built on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north County Antrim by the MacQuillan family around 1500, the earliest written record of the castle was in 1513. The dramatic history of Dunluce is matched by tales of a banshee and how the castle kitchens fell into the sea one stormy night in 1639.
Irish Open in Portstewart 2017 The British Open in Portrush 2018
Portstewart Strand and Barmouth Wildlife Reserve - National Trust  Between Portstewart and the mouth of the River Bann lies the golden sands and domineering sand dunes of Portstewart Strand. This area of natural beauty and of scientific interest is owned and managed by the National Trust. A year round mecca for holiday makers, Portstewart Strand holds the prestigious Blue Flag award for the management, cleanliness and quality of water and it is also one of the few remaining beaches in Ireland where cars still have access and permission to drive onto the beach- perfect for families who wish to picnic on the golden shores. In addition to this, it has also won the Seaside Award again in 2014 .
The Giant's Causeway A volcanic eruption over 60 million years ago created a complex of over 38,000 basalt columns that seem to form stepping stones out to sea towards Scotland. Take in the geology, flora and fauna of international importance as you walk along the Causeway and discover the wishing chair, the harp and the organ: the 3 collections of curious columns that will set little minds a-wondering... The Centre, which is open daily, provides an exhibition and short audio- visual presentation that allows visitors to learn about the origins of the Causeway the mythology, the science, the nature and is the ideal starting point for walks along the coastal and cliff top paths. There are guided walks and the Centre also provides a bus service to and from the main causeway. The Centre also has a gift shop and visitor facilities.
Portstewart Golf Club Portstewart has played host to many major Amateur and Professional Championships over the years including most recently  The Amateur Championship in 2014, won by Bradley Neil of Scotland. The British Girls Championship was also hosted in 2006, won by Belen Mozo of Spain, and the Irish Amateur in 1992, won by Gary Murphy of Killkenny.  Portstewart Golf Club is proud to offer 54 holes of golf spectacularly set on Ulster’s famous Causeway Coast with something for every golfer.

SOME POINTS OF INTEREST

Portstewart Golf Club in Derry has been chosen as the venue

for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, which will be hosted

once again by Rory McIlroy’s ‘Rory Foundation’.

The British Open set to return to the Royal Portrush Golf Club

Dunluce links in the third week of July in 2019.

LOCATION & CONTACT

Central Avenue, Portstewart, Northern Ireland  BT55 7BT 07553528431 info@porthouseportstewart.com www.porthouseportstewart.com

Portstewart has become one of

Northern Ireland's most popular self

catering destinations

Use Port House as a base to enjoy the region’s many

attractions or just unwind in the beautiful seaside

locationnext to Portrush, Bushmills and Giants Causeway an

area of special scientific interest