Our Trail starts at the Anglers Arms, or “Tessie’s”, right by the seafront with fantastic views across the bay to the iconic Fair Head (doubling as the cliffs of Dragonstone in Game of Thrones, of course). It’s a traditional pub, noted for the impressive selection of Irish Whiskeys and Scotch Whiskies. Go easy as it’s only our first stop!
12 North St, Ballycastle BT54 6BN
The Boyd Arms
Our midway stop is The Boyd Arms. You can’t miss it, sitting pink and proud on The Diamond in the centre of the town. It’s an historic place, dating from 1761 with an interior to match, including a lovely old glass panel snug. Full of character, homely and dog-friendly.
4 The Diamond, Ballycastle BT54 6AW
The House of McDonnell
We end at The House of McDonnell, or “Wee Tom’s”. Warm, welcoming and one of the oldest pubs in the town, its beautiful original interior is lined with barrels, handsome dark wood and polished fittings. Wee Tom’s has always been a centre for traditional music with regular ‘sessions’, so it’s a natural choice to end our tour among musical friends here.
71 Castle St, Ballycastle BT54 6AS
To find out more about this beautiful area, where to eat and where to stay then ask at the Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre by the seafront, or