Giant's Causeway, Bushmills

4.5
#1 of 186 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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  • Spent a fantastic afternoon at the Giants Causeway last week. We were met at the visitors centre by a National Trust tour guide named Karl. From the moment he commenced to the moment it ended he had o...  more »
  • This was a bucket list item for us. We visited in January and there were very few visitors. We enjoyed climbing all over these amazing and unique rock formations. The legend of the giant's seem to mak...  more »
  • One of those places you have to visit if in Ireland, looking at photographs it looks like a vast are, but in fact is not. Nice walk down, but the walk up is steep. You DON't have to go through the cen...  more »
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  • Beautiful breathtaking and wonderful. Definitely worth seeing. When you walk down the pathway leading to the octagon shaped rocks it looks like something magical happened here. It had to It is so mind blowing to think how all this came together. It really is incredible.The walk back is not too hard coming up the hill, but if you need to you can catch a shuttle bus back to the top for a pound. A little bit of exercise doesn’t hurt anyone in this fresh air. Anyway that’s what I keep telling myself. Don’t miss this place.
  • It was almost dark when I got to this site. We almost didn't make it here because there is no pointer to show us the way. It was quite a walk from the parking lot. The site itself was quite awesome tho, such a natural wonder. It looks like as if someone designed and created it on purpose. Nope. It's just nature.
  • It was free from 5 to see the causeway unless you want an audio guide then you have to pay 12.50 which is very expensive. However at any time I'm sure you can just walk through the tunnel to the causeway. There is a very big hill to the stones themselves but you can get a bus which costs 1 pound each way. If your able to walk then do.
  • Beautiful, majestic, fantastic! Very few words to describe the beauty of the place. It's hard to find parking around. You park in the Causeway hotel and spend £5 in the hotel to cover the cost of your parking, or alternatively £12.50 per person for the all inclusive experience in the exhibition center, access to cafe, gift shop, audio guides, etc. There is a bus service from the parking lot down to the Causeway and back, which would be worthwhile for elder people, people with buggies or just people who are tired, as it is quite a hike back to the parking lot.
  • Ah such a shame that unfortunately as a Republic of Ireland Irish man I can't claim this truly as my own. It's an amazing natural formation, a real show of how beautiful nature can be! Truly makes me miss home and the island of Ireland. Its difficult to appreciate your own country until youve spent some time abroad
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