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Holidays to Rathlin Island

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The Ugadale Hotel and Cottages
The Ugadale Hotel and Cottages
4 out of 5
Machrihanish, Argyll, Campbeltown, Scotland
The price is £200 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Campbeltown hotel is just steps away from Machrihanish Beach and Machrihanish Golf Club. Campbeltown Heritage Centre and Campbeltown ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
Golf hotel by stunning beach with great views

"We stayed 4 nights. Receptionist was excellent, and found us a double aspect room with brilliant views. The room was very large and comfortable, with a luxurious bathroom. Unfortunately, the main dining room was not open due to COVID-19, and the bar food in the linked pub next door was pedestrian. ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

The Ugadale Hotel and Cottages
Fianna Log Cabin
Fianna Log Cabin
3 out of 5
12 Ballyvennaght Road, Ballyvoy, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
The price is £105 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Situated in Ballycastle, this holiday home is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Fair Head and within 6 miles (10 km) of Church Bay and Murlough Bay. Bonamargy Friary and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Excellent location

"Damian & Mona were excellent hosts who were friendly and offered lots of advice about the surrounding areas, best bars, restaurants etc. Damian checked in with us on a few occasions to make sure we had all we needed. Thank you for a lovely stay in beautiful surroundings"…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Fianna Log Cabin
The Bushmills Inn
The Bushmills Inn
4 out of 5
9 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
The price is £130 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Causeway Coast and Old Bushmills Distillery. Dunluce Castle is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)
Relaxing night away

"Very quiet, relaxing and comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2020

The Bushmills Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Rathlin Island

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  

Rathlin Island Romantic Weekend Breaks

Couples love taking romantic weekend breaks in Rathlin Island. Whisking your lover away for a romantic Rathlin Island weekend break is the perfect opportunity to make new memories together. Expedia offers all kinds of hotel options, so you can find romantic hotels in Rathlin Island and choose the best place for you. Check out our deals on beautiful properties, and you’ll save even more when you choose to package your hotel reservation with a car hire. 

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. 

Plan your Rathlin Island holiday with Expedia

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Frequently asked questions

If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Rathlin Island holiday package?
Your situation can change unexpectedly, so yes, you can. You may be able to change or cancel your Rathlin Island holiday package for free within 24 hours of booking. For bookings older than that, you can still cancel and rebook, but your car rental company, airline or hotel may charge a fee. Looking for more information? Look up our Customer Service Portal. We’ll help make sure your trip goes off without a hitch.
When is the best time of year to visit Rathlin Island?
The answer depends on you. If you want to get the best deal, travel in . Hotels and airfares are generally more reasonably priced at this time of year than in . If you’d like to experience the excitement of Rathlin Island in the high season, book your adventure for . is usually a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my Rathlin Island holiday?
It depends on the airline, but it’s usually possible to compare international fares on Expedia up to 12 months in advance. While it’s a good idea to book ahead of time, lucky customers occasionally find a cheaper ticket just weeks prior to their intended journey.
What should I know before booking a Rathlin Island travel package?
Our prices are already low. However, you’ll enjoy an even better deal if you book your flights, hotels and car rentals together. With an Expedia package, you’ll get transparent pricing and lots of choice.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Rathlin Island holiday packages?
Expedia has teamed up with online lender Affirm to help ease any financial concerns to do with your trip. This could be especially useful if your need to travel has arisen unexpectedly. Book Now, Pay Later and spread out the cost of your hotel and activities package over several payments.