Coleraine Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The name Coleraine means ‘nook of the ferns’.
  • It’s found at the lowest bridgeable part of the River Bann.
  • The city is 55 miles from Belfast.
  • Coleraine has been regularly commended for its cleanliness.
  • The first settlement here was on nearby Mount Sandel dating from 8,000 years ago.

Coleraine Mini Guide

Northern Ireland is an Unusual Destination for a Holiday Isn’t it?
Well yes, but it’s becoming increasingly popular with people taking city breaks or longer holidays. The scenery is fantastic, the people friendly and welcoming and the food and drink excellent. The Ulster Tourist Board has tried very hard and successfully to promote the attractions of the area and Coleraine is a great example of a destination with a lot to see and do in its vicinity.

View of Coleraine

How do I get to Coleraine?
There are two airports that you can fly into - City of Derry and Belfast Airports. City of Derry is about forty miles away whilst Belfast is sixty. Many regional carriers from the UK fly to both airports as well as budget airlines. Once there, you have the choice of two ways of getting to Coleraine. The train goes directly from Belfast to Derry with Coleraine station being on the route. Alternatively you could take the Goldliner bus from Belfast and travel up the World Heritage recognised stunning Antrim Coast to the city. Taxis are also available at the airport but could be costly whilst hire car is a good and cheap alternative.

Coleraine Giants Causeway

What Should be on my List of Things to do and see?
There’s so much there you’ll need a week to see and do it all. Hopefully you’ll have arrived there after travelling along the wonderful scenery of the Antrim Coast. From the city, head out to the Giant’s Causeway – one of the UK’s most easily recognised geographical features. Then take a tour of the Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery where you’ll be treated to a sample of the golden liquor after an informative journey through the development of the spirit! You should also spend a day at the beautiful coastal resorts of Portrush and Portstewart, Ireland’s leading seaside towns.
 

Latest Update from Coleraine:

12/06/17 – Talks have been held in Coleraine to develop tourism for 2017 in Northern Ireland. An extensive tourism programme has been put together, with the aim of attracting visitors from around the world. 

09/05/12 - From the 28th of June until the 1st of July, Northern Ireland's premier golfing tournament, the Irish Open, will be staged in Portrush. All the top names from the world of golf will be there contesting a pot worth over £500,000.

Driving in Coleraine

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  • 60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 35mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

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Coleraine has many amazing sights for visitors who have hired a car to get around. The iconic Giant’s Causeway is only a short drive away. The basalt hexagonal pillars here, reminders of an extinct volcano’s huge eruption, are said by local folklore to be the way that a giant travelled from Scotland to Ireland.

Also nearby is the ancient fort of Mount Sandel, built on a site thought to have been inhabited since 6,000BC. For aficionados of whiskey, the famous Bushmills Distillery is also nearby and as well as offering tours, also has a very informative museum.

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