Holidays to Rathlin Island
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The unspoilt landscape of Rathlin Island is one of the most tranquil spots in Northern Ireland and gives visitors a chance to wander the shoreline undisturbed. Rathlin has an extraordinary amount of wildlife. Many visitors come to see the Royal Society for home to several seals as well as the occasional dolphin.
The RSPB’s Seabird Centre is home to one of the largest colonies of seabirds in the UK and each Many hundreds of puffins arrive to breed over the summer months. Birdwatchers can also see wheatears, peregrines, stonechats, skylarks, lapwings, auks, gannets and gulls.
Around 100 people live on Rathlin Island and offer a bus service that runs to no particular timetable – likewise the island’s pub and shops are usually open, but occasionally services are interrupted by the needs of the farming community.
The island’s museum documents its interesting history. Rathlin was inhabited since at least 795 AD, when Vikings raided the church, and Scottish king Robert the Bruce took refuge on Rathlin in 1306 – it was here that he supposedly took inspiration from a spider spinning its web.
Rathlin Island also has a darker history – two massacres took place here, one carried out by forces commanded by English explorer Sir Francis Drake in the 16th century and again nearly 100 years later when the Scottish Campbell clan attacked their enemies, the MacDonalds.
Rathlin Island is a six-mile journey from Ballycastle , which has a fast passenger ferry and a slower car ferry service.
The Advantages of Rathlin Island Weekend Breaks
Discover a different side of the British Isles with a weekend break in Rathlin Island. Take short breaks away from home and enjoy some quality time in a beautiful place. You’ll come back feeling refreshed and inspired. You can have an action-packed Rathlin Island weekend break or get some peace with a relaxing holiday. Whatever experience you’re looking for, find it with our deals on hotels in Rathlin Island.
Cheap Weekend Breaks to Rathlin Island
There are lots of ways to take cheap weekend breaks to Rathlin Island. Expedia offers deals on car hires and hotel rooms and covers trips for all kinds of travellers. The best way to save is with our holiday packages in Rathlin Island. First, choose your car hire and hotel reservation. Then we’ll bundle them together into one discounted price. Solo explorers, couples, families, and groups of friends can discover budget solutions for their weekend breaks. Once you arrive, enjoy some of the fun things to do, many of which are free or cheap to experience
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Family Weekend Breaks in Rathlin Island
Set some time aside to experience family weekend breaks in Rathlin Island. There are plenty of excellent family-friendly hotels in Rathlin Island within our selection of hotels. You can also find a place to call home in one of the holiday rentals in Rathlin Island. With accommodation, activities, and adventure all waiting, there’s never been a better time to plan Rathlin Island family weekend breaks.
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