Port Ballintoy (serial name: Lordsport)
Ballintoy is actually a bay with a harbor and fishing village, a cemetery and a church and couple B&B’s are in a picturesque spot. To get to the Ballintoy harbor you have to get off the main road between White Park Bay and Carrick-a-Rede, which is another tourist attraction for rope bridge visitors. Carrick-a-Rede is also another location where the scene for the Game of Throns was filmed. Both of these places are connected by a path along the shoreline, it is very spectacular and you can admire the cliffs, the landscape, and in good weather and visibility you can see even the Scottish islands.
In the 19th century the harbour’s primary use was for the shipping of sett stones at which time a small rail track was used for transporting the stones and limestone to the quayside.
A lasting testament to this part of the harbour’s history is the lime kiln that stands to this day.
Referring to the movie, Theon Greyjoy, the son of Lord Ballon Greyjoy of The Pyke, returns to Balintoy (Lordsport) and admits his ship in the 2nd season of the series and sees sister Yara for the first time.
Pay attention to
- Bendhu House – The white house built an eccentric Cornishman Newton Penprase, who came from Cornwall to Northern Ireland at the age of 23 to teach at the Belfast College of Art
He started building in 1936 and has been working for over 20 years.
The house is not open to the public, it is private so you can not visit it. (Photo in the gallery below)
Elephant Rock in Ballintoy – To see a rock that looks like an elephant you have to after arriving at the port, head left and walk along the shore. (Photo in the gallery below)
Scenic trail leading to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – the trail that leads over the cliff edge where is the beautiful view of the cliffs. On rainy days there is even a small waterfall. You can walk from Ballintoy to the Carrick-a-Rede and Rope Bridge with no hurry. There is also a beautiful place where filmed scenes for the Game of Thrones. (more on video – gate to the path in gallery below)