Things to Do 
      In The 
Portrush Area

Built on a peninsula Portrush commands exceptional views to Donegal, Dunluce Castle and the Giants Causeway headland, along with two very good beaches and excellent coastal walks.

It offers all the facilities you would need for a family vacation or a base to explore the surrounding area from. Within the town you will find a selection of indoor venues which include Waterworld, The Dunluce Centre, the Coastal Zone, Barry's Amusements' and a choice of restaurants, cafe's and bars.

Portrush offers shops to suit all tastes and budgets, from that little piece of giftware to furniture and homeware, you're sure to find what you are looking for.


Portrush Harbour

This beautiful harbour is situated just 2 minutes walk from our hostel.

Barrys Amusements

Barrys is the largest amusement park in Ireland, located in the center of Portrush.

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Royal Portrush has hosted The Open Championship. It is considered a highly testing course, with a particularly scenic setting.

Dunluce Castle

The ruins of Dunluce Castle have sat on the edge of the North Antrim cliffs for centuries. It is an essential stop in any proper tour of the North Coast.

The Giant's Causeway

Since the 18th century The Giants Causeway has often been described as 'The Eighth Wonder Of The World' and once you have visited the site you will quickly see why.


This interactive water playground is a hit with children. Located just 2 mins walk from our hostel.

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 Here is a list of useful links to local businesses and attractions.


Causeway Coast and Glens - An excellent source for information on accommodation, activities and attractions in the local area.



Translink - For frequent local bus and train services throughout the province with comprehensive timetables and online journey planner



R.T. Taxis - "For an easy way home!!" Friendly and reliable local taxi service

Tel: 07926635488



The Springhill Bar - Family run bar featuring live music every night, located on Causeway Street. This friendly spot offers great entertainment nightly, unbeatable drinks promotions and a cosy open fire so you can kick back and relax with your friends.

Tel: 02870823361

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Ramore Restaurants - Located within the harbour complex, just 2 mins walk from our hostel is the number one spot to eat in Portrush


55° North - cafe and restaurant - Marvel at the magnificent coastline that forms a dramatic backdrop to this unique restaurant. Enjoy the warm welcome and friendly staff who will do their best to ensure your visit is an unforgettable one.



The Official Portrush Website - A source for all things Portrush, including restaurants, night clubs, hotels, guest houses, self catering accommodation, family entertainment venues and great events.



Royal Portrush Golf Club - Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links.


Old Bushmills Distillery - This is your opportunity to visit a distillery actually producing whiskey in all of Ireland


The Giant's Causeway - The jewel in the crown of the fabulous coast of Antrim. A site of World Heritage and therefore ranked alongside Mount Everest and the Giant Redwoods of California for it's importance to humankind.


Barry's Amusements - Barrys is the largest amusement park in Ireland, located in the center of Portrush.



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Each guest at the Portrush Holiday Hostel receives a map and a collection of travel guides to the local area.  Hostel owners,

Philip and Colette, are very knowledgeable of the area

and are eager to share information about highlights of the

area including recreational opportunities, walking routes,

castles, and areas of exceptional natural beauty such as

the Giant’s Causeway, Kinbane Head, Ballintoy, the

Rope Bridge, and the many beaches along the Antrim


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