Return to the Antrim Coast
This summer we will be back in Northern Ireland for a short holiday and a family wedding. We are very much looking forward to it.
It will be great to be back to a place where so much of my early life was spent and where such great memories abound of people and places.
We will spend some time on the wonderful Antrim Coast and it’s splendid scenery.
Recently I painted yet another watercolour of the scene from Ballycastle Strand across to Fair Head and so that triggered me into doing this post which unashamedly uses watercolours painted over the years of this stunning and very scenic part of the world.
If you haven’t downloaded my free guide with watercolours for Ulster then please do so either using the link above or via the iBook store.
This is a much shorter version of some of the paintings from that book.
The Antrim Coast road starts in Belfast but very soon you arrive in Carrickfergus with its great Norman Castle.
After passing through Larne the road takes you to Ballygally where the road is right next to the sea and Scotland seems so nearby across the water.
A little bit inland from the coast the remarkable trees near Armoy are a good diversion and if you are a Game of Thrones fan they feature in that programme as The King’s Highway.
On the way visit Ballintoy, and Murlough Bay, also used in that series.
Further along the coast is the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and of course the famous Giants Causway with its incredible hexagonal basalt columns.
There is so much more to see on this great Coast so do take the time to visit there.
We will enjoy our next visit and if you can plan a visit to this delightful part of the world which you will enjoy.
Posted on March 31, 2019, in Antrim Coast, Giants Causeway, Ireland, Landscape, Northern Ireland, Paintings from our travels, Seascapes, The Game of Thrones, Travels with a Brush, Ulster and tagged Antrim coast, Belfast, Causeway Coastal route, Giants Causeway, Seascapes, watercolors, Watercolours. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
That first painting is just spectacular …. Northern Ireland is one of my favorite places anywhere and you capture it beautifully. Jealous of your summer trip, but I hope it inspires more paintings! Happy Spring to you!
Many thanks for the great comment. We too look forward to being back there, it continues to be place of real inspiration for me, that scene is one I keep returning to!
Enjoy the warming weather too.