10 kilometres (6 miles) off the coast of Northern Ireland in County Antrim, Rathlin Island, shaped by Irish and Scottish history, was the site of the first Viking raid on Ireland in the 8th century. It is a favourite spot for divers, as the surrounding waters hide many sunken wrecks. This small austere territory, with impressive cliffs, is today home to 80 inhabitants. You will not fail to admire the dance of the seabirds perched on the vertiginous cliffs, near the surprising upside-down lighthouse, located on the west of the island. You will be able to visit the RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre and find out more about the puffins, razorbills and black-legged kittiwakes that inhabit the island.