A real favourite resort when it comes to Northern Ireland holidays, Portrush has been called ‘Northern Ireland’s favourite holiday destination’ due to its three sandy beaches and myriad attractions. You’ll find so many things to do in Portrush, and best of all, Shearings can offer you holidays stating at the very best of Portrush accommodation. Enjoy all the fun of the seaside, plus so much more, with natural beauty and fascinating history for you to discover.
Portrush is a small seaside resort in County Antrim, on the beautiful Causeway Coast. The name of the resort means ‘Promontory Port’, from the Irish name ‘Port Rois’, The famous Royal Portrush Golf Club is the only golf course outside mainland Great Britain to hold The Open Championship, in 1951, and Portrush will once again host The Open in 2016! In the 17th century, Portrush was a fishing town, but since the 19th century, Portrush has been primarily a tourist resort.
There are plenty of things to see and things to do in Portrush, highlights include Barry’s Amusements, which is home to fairground fun and seaside amusements. Dunluce Castle, which is a ruined medieval castle situated on the Antrim coast, accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. East Strand Beach offers around 2.5 miles of golden sands. Ideal for your summer holidays to Northern Ireland! The Coastal Zone is a fascinating visitor centre with exhibitions on local history and nature.