A ‘Giant’ discount for Ballymena bus users at Causeway
WITH the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre now open people from Ballymena are being encouraged to travel to the new world class visitor experience by bus to avail of discounted entry.
Ballymena residents travelling to the new visitor attraction can get there on the Goldline Service 218 to Coleraine Bus Centre and from there take the Ulsterbus Service 172 to the Giant’s Causeway.
The National Trust is offering Translink passengers a new discounted Green Travel admission ticket at the Causeway Visitor Centre. Passengers are asked to present a valid bus ticket to save £1.50 on the cost of the standard adult admission; £1 on a child admission and £3 on a family admission ticket.*
Commenting Arthur Hamilton, Translink Area Manager said: “The new Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre is a major tourist attraction and we want to encourage as many local people as possible to travel via public transport to the World Heritage site and take advantage of this discounted admission price.
“We also have a number of great value summer offers to help people from Ballymena get to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre for less and these compare favourably with private tour operators. For instance our Friends and Family ticket provides unlimited day travel by bus and rail for two adults and up to four children for £20.
“Our Bus Rambler tickets provide unlimited ‘hop on hop off’ travel on Ulsterbus, Goldline and Metro day travel after 9.15am, including the Causeway Rambler Service 402 which serves the local vicinity all for just £9 (adult). This offer also applies on further bus routes along the North Coast such as the Antrim Coaster (Service 252), the Coleraine-Ballycastle 172 Service or the North Coast Open Topper (Service 177) so guests can enjoy the scenery and attractions along the coast like Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Bushmills Distillery or Dunluce Castle during their visit to this beautiful area.”
Alex Mehaffy, National Trust Tourism Manager Giant’s Causeway, said: “The National Trust is delighted to have opened the new Visitor Experience at Giant’s Causeway to the public. The Visitor Experience admission includes access to the new state of the art visitor centre and all its facilities, car parking, orientation leaflets and the latest in hand held audio guide technology. The Visitor Experience will be accessible from 9am - 9pm.
“In partnership with Translink we encourage visitors to consider the ‘Go Green’ option which not only will help to cut down their carbon footprint but offer savings on the Visitor Experience admission. The Visitor Experience admission will also help the National Trust to continue with its maintenance and conservation work at the Giant’s Causeway and the North Coast site.”
For details on the Green Travel admission ticket see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giantscauseway, and for details of Translink’s North Coast services visit www.translink.co.uk
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