Castlerock lies west of the Barmouth and Portstewart Strand and is a small coastal town with a relaxed atmosphere, a fine golden sandy beach and an excellent championship golf course.

It is an ideal spot for those seeking a relaxing break in an area where boating, fishing, walking, golf and tennis are the most popular activities.

Only eight miles from Coleraine and the bustling resort towns of Portrush and Portstewart, Castlerock enjoys the best of both worlds as a quiet retreat within easy reach of the amenities and entertainments of it’s larger neighbours. Portrush and Coleraine can both be reached by train from Castlerock along one of the most scenic stretches of railway line in Northern Ireland. In fact the Python turned travel writer Michael Palin famously described this stretch of railway line as “one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world” – and it seems that he has a point. In 2011, Michael Portillo’s show, ‘Great British Railway Journeys’, featured the line between Coleraine and Londonderry. He said at the time that he “loved the scenery” he took in during his journey.

Nearby, the beautiful beach and attractions at Downhill are watched over by the famous Mussenden Temple – one of the most photographed and painted landscapes in Ireland.