Torr Head is a rugged headland that sticks out of the northern coast of Northern Ireland, and is a wonderful place to experience the area’s dramatic rural scenery. From Torr Head, you can see all the way across the Irish Sea to the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland.
Head to the tourist information centre in Ballycastle, which is 20 minutes to the west of Torr Head, to find out more about the area. Bear in mind that there are no shops or facilities on Torr Head itself, so it’s a good idea to bring your own food or stop at one of the coastal towns for a restaurant meal.
During the scenic drive to Torr Head, you will pass by Carnaneigh Mountain, Loughan Bay and the Tornamoney Valley, which is the site of the ruins of the 6th-century Altagore Cashel, a former stone fort. You can still make out the remains of a staircase and see the high defensive walls.
The actual drive to Torr Head is a real treat – the road is narrow and follows the Irish Sea, giving fantastic views all the way.
The coast of Scotland is located 24 kilometres away, and on a clear day you can see all the way to the mainland. Stop to watch the local sea birds diving in and out of the ocean as they catch fish.
Located 21 kilometres northeast of Belfast, it takes around an hour to reach Torr Head by car. Give yourself plenty of time and enjoy the small towns and lookout points dotted along the route. You can take a bus to the area, but this won’t allow you to stop at some of the best view points. Be careful of standing too close to the cliff edge as the area is known for its strong winds.
Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bonamargy Friary, Ballycastle Beach, and Fair Head. Rathlin Island Ferry and Ballycastle Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Cushendun, this bed & breakfast is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Cushendun Beach and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Curfew Tower. Ossian's Grave and Red Bay Castle are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Cushendun, this guesthouse is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Cushendun Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Curfew Tower and Ossian's Grave. Red Bay Castle and Lurig Mountain are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rathlin Island Ferry and Bonamargy Friary. Ballycastle Museum and Ballycastle Beach are also within 15 minutes.
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Rathlin Island Ferry, Bonamargy Friary, and Ballycastle Museum. Ballycastle Beach and Kinbane Castle are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Cushendall, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Curfew Tower and within 3 mi (5 km) of Red Bay Castle and Ossian's Grave. Lurig Mountain is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
Located in Cushendall, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Curfew Tower and Red Bay Castle. Lurig Mountain and Ossian's Grave are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Cushendall, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Curfew Tower and Red Bay Castle. Lurig Mountain is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.