Enjoying a good old Glamp on the Antrim coast. 

Last weekend we had an excellent time fishing, adventuring and Glamping along the Antrim coast, Northern Ireland

We started our journey in Carrickfergus, a medieval town that is home to a fantastic castle, old town walls and lots of cafes! 

From there we headed north, stopping every five minutes to take in the views.

Our place of choice to make basecamp was Cushendall caravan park, it’s a great spot to spend a few nights with good, clean facilities and shops near by if you feel the need for a wee ice cream or even a few beers.

After a refreshing nights sleep we took a spin inland, looking out along the glens of Antrim it’s easy to imagine stories of giants, monsters and tales from times gone by. 

The Antrim coast boasts stunning visuals at every turn and trust me, there are lots of turns!

This stretch of Coastline is on power with Australia’s Great ocean road! The road snakes its way along the cliff lined path, sometimes cutting through the vast rocks themselves. 

I couldn’t explore a place like this without a spot of fishing. The local fish this time of year include Pollock, Mackerel, wrasse amongst others. 

I always carry an 8ft telescopic spinning rod, a box of Rapala Xrap’s and some other lightweight tackle in the car. Basically a tackle box version of a “bug out bag” and it was time for a few throws!

The angling was fantastic, a nice addition to the trip. I managed to catch and release a number of Pollock aswell as collect lots of ghost shrimp, although they went straight into the pan with some garlic and butter, delicious!

If you’re planning a short break on a bit of a budget I’d highly recommend County Antrim! Nature, cultural and history this place has it all, also if your into game of thrones then come on down, Northern Ireland is dotted with GOT filming locations so you can unleash your inner geek with a few selfies. 

When it comes to accomadation there are lots of places to choose from along this strip of coast ranging from affordable, friendly hostels to bank bending hotels! Give Northern Ireland a Google, you’ll be surprised by what this little gem has to offer. 

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