With Rathlin West Light reached by boat, the seafaring excitement begins as soon as you leave the shores of Ballycastle. The island is not only home to this unique lighthouse, but also one of the largest seabird colonies in the UK. Every year thousands of seabirds return to breed here including guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars and puffins. The sights and sounds of so many seabirds at such close quarters is an experience you’ll never forget and the RSPB NI team will be on hand to help you identify these winged wonders.
On the idyllic island, Northern Ireland’s only pair of breeding chough may also be spotted high in the sky above the cliffs.
Known as Ireland’s only ‘upside down’ lighthouse, be sure to take a tour of it, embrace the views from its cliff-face vantage point and get a real insight into lightkeeping life.
Whether you love wildlife, are a bit of a history buff or simply want to experience life on an island and feel the wind in your face, Rathlin West Light is the place for you.
Rathlin Island, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
March – September
10am - 5pm
RSPB Members Free
Children and other concessions £2.50
+44 (0)28 207 60062