Rathlin Island

Overview

Introduction

Located 50 mi/75 km north of Belfast, Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland, has a number of caves and is often visited by spelunkers.

The most famous of the caves in Rathlin Island is Bruce's Cave. When Scotland's Robert the Bruce hid on the island, he is said to have been inspired by a cave spider weaving its web. The arachnid's persistence persuaded him to go back and fight the English.

Access to the island depends upon the weather: On calm days April-September, boats leave daily from Ballycastle; the rest of the year a mail boat runs three times a week. http://www.rathlinballycastleferry.com.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  


  Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
   
 
  
 
  Your Travel Specialist
 
  Island Bound Travel
209-668-2367
Email: theresa@islandboundtravel.com

555 E. Main Street #3022
Turlock, California 95380
www.islandboundtravel.com
 
 
  CA 2099900, FL ST14303, IA 936, NV 2005-0012, WA 602904620