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TravelPod Member ReviewsSmugglers Inn Bushmills
Had a good night sleep and an Ulster Fry for breakfast.
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It started out with heavy rain. The rain stopped and out came the beautiful sunshine - well that's Ireland for you. We decided to go to the Giants Causeway while the sun was out - turns out that was a good decision. The entrance building was typical of many modern establishments at historic sites around Ireland. Ultra modern and full of information …
Time to start our coastal tour. This Coast has a new walking track that uses bridges and tunnels to skirt the coast - the coastal causeway road is like that too. Wherever you look there are picture perfect scenes. The.horizon was a bit cloudy, but I am told you can see Scotland, Mull of Kintyre, on a clear day. This road reminds me of Sunday drives …
... it becomes a bit of Cluster****. We spent a rather short time,
probably less than 20 minutes, at the Causeway itself because of the crowds. We
then took the less crowded, longer, and steeper alternative route back on a
trail that climbs the headlands around the site and then follows the cliff edge
for a mile or so back, a small part of the 12 mile Causeway Coast walking trail
that’s supposed to be one of the most scenic walks on Ireland.
... up quite the appetite with all the walking, hills and stairs I had done. The wait was 45 minutes unless you sat at the bar, so I said oh, why not? And perched a seat near the chefs so I could watch them cook while waiting. I got a Magners (of course!), lobster cheese fondue to start and then a nice steak for my main. It was a splurge but it was so worth it. The fondue was absolutely massive and I felt a bit silly but it was heavenly! Luckily I didn't order ...
... the location was great.
After settling in we went to look for a place to eat. There was a 2 hour wait in the place that was recommended. The next day was a big festival. So we found a little cafe, had a poor hamburger and wandered around the town. It is very small, about two - three blocks long. Believe it or not we never did get to the Bushmills Distillary.