LOCATION Set on north coast of County Antrim on the stunning Causeway Costal Route, Blackrock House is a 1h drive from Belfast or 2h 15m train journey to Portrush station. The Harbour, Portrush Town Centre and Royal Portrush Golf Club are 2m drive from Blackrock or a leisurely 15m stroll along the beachfront promenade. The Giant?s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage site is a scenic 20-minute drive along the Causeway Coastal Route, one of the world?s great road journeys.
BY CAR Heading north out of Belfast on the M25 motorway follow signs for Ballymena/Coleraine then take the A26, follow until Ballymoney. Take the B62 towards Ballybogy. Portrush is signed Bushmills/ Portrush
Distance to Portrush From:
.Belfast - 61 miles / 98 Kilometres
Dublin - 160 miles / 256 Kilometres
Londonderry/Derry - 39 miles / 62 Kilometres
Newcastle - 92 miles / 147 Kilometres
Shannon - 243 miles / 389 Kilometres
Cork - 241 miles / 386 Kilometres
Sligo - 120 miles / 192 Kilometres
BY TRAIN Belfast to Portrush by train is just over two hours and then a 2m walk from Dhu Varren train stop to Blackrock House. The main terminal is ?Portrush? in the town centre but Dhu Varren stop is closer to us by the railway arch. Please note not all services stop at Dhu Varren.
There are also regular rail connections from Dublin (4h 34m) via Belfast Lanyon Place to Coleraine, then change for Portrush. Nicola used to work for Eurostar in London so can easily help plan your train route. Please call in advance if you would like us to pick you up with your luggage.
Take an extra day at Blackrock to enjoy one of the Great British Rail Journeys as seen on TV?s BBC1 with Michael Portillo. Travel from Portrush/Coleraine to Derry/Londonderry along the coastal railway line. This 1hour 45m train journey cuts through mountain tunnels with cliff top temples following the sea and shoreline of Lough Foyle into Londonderry. Enjoy the day meandering through the 400-year-old walled City of Derry. Highly recommended for the driver to relax and have ?a day off? during a driving holiday through Ireland.
BY PLANE There are 3 Airports to fly into Northern Ireland. The George Best City Airport (1h 10min) is located by the Harbour in Belfast City Centre so allow time for traffic. Belfast International Airport (1h) is closer to Portrush as it is located on the outskirts of Belfast. City of Derry Airport (45min) drive to Portrush. Please call in advance to book a taxi, private chauffeur, or luxury group coach transfer.
BY HELICOPTER Arrive near Blackrock House with Cutting Edge Helicopters, Northern Ireland?s premier helicopter charter company based at City of Derry Airport. Please call for details.
ARRIVING AT BLACKROCK HOUSE Please park in front of Blackrock House and ring the front door. Please follow the COVID-19
Guest Safety Steps which will be sent to you in advance of arrival.
26 Dhu Varren, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT56 8EN