The Causeway Coast was Lonely Planet's No1. region to visit in 2018. Increasing tourism was very obvious last summer and with the British Open Golf Major at Royal Portrush , featuring the world's top players 2019 will be even busier. Here are just a few examples of why that is so but there is so much more that you can easily access .......

Portrush calls itself the golfing capital of the world and why not with two US Open and two British Open championships being won by three of its members.

Rory McIlroy - Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell

In May this happens. The North West 200. High speed motor cycle racing around the North West course where 200mph is pretty much the norm. See www.

A surfers paradise or if you would like to learn tuition

is available locally

Just in case it rains there are soft indoor play

areas for the kids plus 10-pin bowling and cinemas -

The Giants Causeway is must see. A natural phenomenon which you can read about on › Giants causeway

Walking and Coasteering - from the casual to the way out. You can experience both. check out  and

Game of Thrones fans will recognise Portstewart Strand (left) , the Dark Hedges (right) and Ballitoy harbour (below).  Just three of the jaw- dropping backdrops that captured the imagination of the directors

Beautiful beaches - no shortage of those on this coastline, Benone and Mussenden (left) and the White Rocks (right) are just two examples

The international Air show in September includes the RAF red Arrows and Typhoon aerobatic displays

Out of Ballycastle 30 minutes along the coast you can take the ferry to Rathlin Island and see the bird sanctuary. Also within 30 minutes is the historic Carrick-a-rede rope bridge

Less than an hour away is the City of Derry, the UK City  of Culture 2016.  A superb day out.

The Titanic Centre with its world class Titanic exhibition, the SSE Odyssey, the home of the Belfast Giants ice hockey team  and event centre and the Waterfront Hall , conference and entertainment centre. All part of the fantastic Langanbank and Titanic Quarter regeneration of modern Belfast and all a must see