Coleraine Travel Guide

The town of Colerain is situated in Northern Ireland just 55 miles to the northwest of Belfast. This makes a great place to use as a base for people who want to be able to access all that Belfast has to offer without having to stay in the heart of the city. Colerain is also surrounded by intense natural beauty and forms part of the picturesque Causeway Coast and Glens district.

Things to see and do in Coleraine

Nature lovers are sure to enjoy exploring Mountsandel Forest, which can be found on the eastern side of Coleraine. The forest features a number of pretty walking trails as well as ancient wooden houses to explore and the magnificent Mount Sandel Fort that was established on Ireland’s oldest settlement.

Dunluce Castle – Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Ruins of medieval Dunluce Castle at sunrise light.

Anderson Park is a pretty park that’s a great place to explore on a sunny day and people who like to remain active while they unwind can work up a sweat on the tennis courts. Anderson Park also comes complete with a putting green, while several walking trails wind their way through the park.

Visitors can take a trip along the coast to visit the gently crumbling ruins of Dunluce Castle. This impressive castle stands on a clifftop where visitors can pause to soak up stunning ocean views and gaze all the way out to Scotland and Rathlin Island.

The nearby town of Balintoy makes a great day trip destination for people who want to learn more about the history and culture of this part of Ireland. Balintoy is packed with impressive attractions that are just waiting to be discovered such as the unique rock formations next to the harbour, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge that is suspended precariously several hundreds of feet over the Atlantic Ocean and a charming artist’s house that is open to the public.

A pretty pathway runs alongside the River Bann and this is a great place to take a stroll on a sunny day. The river is more than a mile wide and visitors will find several places to sit and enjoy a picnic or indulge in a spot of fishing before crossing one of the bridges that span the river and making their way back to the town.

Climate conditions

With its maritime climate, Coleraine typically experiences rainfall all year round, while temperatures are also on the chilly side. The driest month of the year is usually May, while the summer runs from June until August and this is also a good time of year to explore all that the area has to offer.