Portrush Holiday Homes Antrim
Portrush is a wonderful seaside resort and one of the most popular ones in County Antrim, which is no surprise when you see the funfair rides, amusement parks, and indoor swimming attractions.
Barry’s Amusements of Portrush are famous all over Ireland. Established for over 50 years, Barry’s is the largest amusement park in Ireland with the latest rides for indoor and outdoor entertainment. Kiddieland, which can be found next to Barry’s, offers smaller rides for young children.
Waterworld is an indoor holiday paradise with thrilling water flumes, water cannons, sprays and jacuzzis while, if you wish to pamper yourself, the Health Suite includes steam room, sauna and sunbeds for adults.
The main part of the old town, including the railway station as well as most hotels, restaurants and bars, is built on a mile–long peninsula, Ramore Head, pointing north-northwest.
The town is well known for its three sandy beaches, the West Strand, East Strand and Whiterocks. Recently awarded with the prestigious 2009 Blue Flag Award, Portrush Whiterocks Beach has become a favourite with locals and a must see destination for International visitors.
Founded in 1888, the legendary Royal Portrush Golf Club has two Championship Courses – the renowned Dunluce Course and the smaller but equally enjoyable Valley Course. Both command impressive views across the North Atlantic with breathtaking views of Scotland and Donegal but the golf is even more spectacular.
The Royal Portrush Golf Club is the only golf club in Ireland which has hosted the Open Championship (in 1951)
Dunluce Castle 3 miles east of Portrush – is sited dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast. Surrounded by jaw dropping coastal scenery, this medieval castle stands where an early Irish fort was once built and where its history can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. Visit and take a peek at medieval Irish life!
The North West 200 is a motorcycle race which runs through Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush every May, a long-running tourist attraction which has attracted crowds in excess of 150,000 in past years. The late brothers Joey Dunlop and Robert Dunlop were regular winners at the races: they hold the record for most wins, with thirteen and fifteen respectively.
Portrush’s biggest attraction, though, is undoubtedly its proximity to the magnificent Causeway Coast and the Giant’s Causeway. The 40,000 six-sided basalt columns are a geological wonder and an absolute must-see on any visit to the area.