Rathlin is a small island off the north coast, just six miles long and one mile wide. It's easily accessible via the ferry, which makes the six mile trip across the Sea of Moyle several times a day.

 

A short walk from the harbour is the Boathouse Visitor Centre, which is a great place for visitors to get their bearings. Exhibitions and artefacts offer insights to present day island life, and the island itself can be explored via the many walking and cycling routes which cover the coast and inland.  The working lighthouse is open for exploration by visitors and is part of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland tour.

 

As is to be expected of an island, there's lots of great wildlife for nature lovers to enjoy. Resident seals can be found basking on the shoreline, while Puffins and many more sea birds flock to the island during the summer months and can be viewed from the Seabird Centre.