Background & Pedigree

With a BTEC National Diploma in Travel & Tourism, together with COTAC and the ABC Guides Certificate in Travel Planning your in safe hands. Starting with Northern Ireland Railways Travel in 1991, Justin Macartney has been guiding for over 20 years. Attaining the NITB's coveted Blue Badge in Tour Guiding with High Commendation from Queens University Belfast in 1995. Having guided in Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe he is at home on the Antrim Coast his family having moved here in 1535.



Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Carrickfergus Castle, Andrew Jackson Cottage, Whitehead and Blackhead Lighthouse, Ballycarry, Maghermourne & Quarry, Larne Lough, Islandmagee, Larne Gateway to the Nine Glens, Drainsbay, the Maidens, Ballygally, Glenarm and Castle, Carnlough & Mines, Waterfoot and Glenariff Forest, Hedge Schools, Cushendall, Layde Church & Graveyard, Cushendun, Torr Head, Ballycastle, Sorley Boy McDonnell, Kenbane Castle, Carrick a Rede, Ballintoy, Ballintoy Harbour, Whitepark Bay, The Girona, Giant's Causeway, Finn McCool, GC Railway, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills plus the road home.

Ask me about the Presidents Trail with Northern Ireland Having 14 of the 21 Irish US Presidents


Coach Guide


I meet your coach anywhere in Ireland, including all ports and airports and provide a guided tour or simply transfers to hotel acccommodation.

Cruise Excursion Guide


I meet you clients with your private coach in the Port of Belfast and return them to the ship before departure.

Half and Full Day Options

Itinerary Planning


I'm COTAC and ABC Travel Planning qualified.  Plus being media trained I can escort Location Scouts and even meet Camera Crews.






Justin Macartney

Blue Badge Tour Guide



Cell: +447771721919

Skype: justinmacartney

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