Giant's Causeway, Bushmills

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#1 of 181 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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  • Great place to visit while in Northen Ireland. Can be cold so bring a jacket. The small rope bridge is a bit of fun.
  • If you are in Ireland this site is a must see! It’s a natural wonder. You must get the headphones. They come with the ticket price. You have to scout around for them but you won’t regret it. The stories are fun and you be sure to notice all the details. I loved it. Perfect for kids too, great way to get them engaged in the experience! Don’t forget your camera. The views are incredible. The information center is interactive and has interesting information. There is also a cafe if you arrive and need a quick bite.
  • This was such an awesome site to see. There is a visitor center for the Giant’s causeway that charges £11.50 per person - admission includes parking and access to the visitors center. We avoided the charge by visiting the hotel’s restaurant for a drink and coffee which allowed us to park on site and then hike from there. The hike was pretty easy, with only a few spans of serious elevation gain that were fairly short (
  • I LOVED Giant’s Causeway! The rocks were great and cool but the walk, the view, it was all just fantastic. Definitely make sure you climb up to the top as the view is incredibly rewarding!
  • Lovely landmark! Only downfall is the National Trust Visitor Centre trying to make people think you need to pay when you can walk through the tunnel to the right and down that way. Also they ended the lease for another family owned gift shop that had been there for decades with the excuse of needing the space to build better bathroom facilities but years later and nothing has been built so you have to queue to get to the toilets.
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