Giant's Causeway, Bushmills

4.5
#1 of 188 in Parks in Northern Ireland
Considered the country’s fourth-greatest natural wonder, World Heritage-listed Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. Most of the columns are hexagonal, with the tallest rising 12 m (39 ft) into the air. Some of these rock structures, after several million years of weathering, resemble easily recognizable objects. These include the Organ, Giant’s Boot, Giant’s Eyes, and Camel’s Hump. Visit the area to see and photograph a wide variety of native seabirds, such as cormorants, redshanks, and razorbills. The weathered rocks shelter a number of rare and unusual plants, including sea spleenwort, sea fescue, and frog orchid. Stop by the visitor center for more information, souvenirs, and refreshments. A visit to Giant's Causeway represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bushmills trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Go early and park close by by paying £8 at the Causeway and Busmills Railway car park in Runkerry Road - ignoring all the signs pointing to the National Trust's Visitor Centre. Anyone can access the.....  more »
  • A little annoyed at how the access to the causeway is being handled at the moment! I did loads of research before travelling FROM GALWAY and not one site mentioned that the bus wasn’t running OR that....  more »
  • Wow. Super attractive location. Crowds down owing to Covid. Well worth admission price that includes parking, info centre and tour guide.  more »
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  • Simply breathtaking. Amazing views wherever you look. Take your time as is an incredible sight. Perfect place to take pictures. Can be a bit crowded by tourist buses at certain days so maybe consult a local guide for best time and day to go.
  • A site famous in Irish folklore, for the battle between the Giants, a site famous for appearing in a Led Zeppelin album, the Giant's Causeway is a great place to visit. I would recommend the 1km walk down to the causeway to take in the views along the walk, and probably catch the bus back up. Unique and beautiful rock formations, definitely one of its kind in the world.
  • Great place to visit. Wonderful landscapes. If you are visiting from December 24 to 26 it will be closed the visitors center but you still can walk by your self. You have about 8 hours of sun light and weather can change rapidly. It is around 3 hours from Dublin and 1:30 from Belfast. It is cheaper if you go by car.
  • Beautiful and amazing site. Well worth the trek down and back. I loved spending time with my family here. This will be a memory for a very long time!
  • Nature at its best, I’ve never seen anything like this in my life, truly incredible. The formation of rocks looks really cool. One of the unique places in Ireland if not world.

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