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Giant's Causeway, Bushmills

Categories: Geologic Formations, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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. Use our Bushmills vacation route planner to add Giant's Causeway and other attractions to your Bushmills vacation plans.
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  • Visited the Giant's Causeway at the start of a three week stay in Ireland travelling the Wild Atlantic Way. Walked the top of the cliffs along the designated walking track then down Shepherd's stairs....  read more »
  • Correctly assessed by another reviewer as too many tourists...the hazard of such stunning natural beauty. While not for those lacking in mobility, we found that the shepherd steps facilitated thinning...  read more »
  • An absolute must see in a lifetime.A great day weather wise for us visiting,clear but windy,a terrific experience. 
  • My son made me promise to give this UNESCO World Heritage site a five star rating - which I consider to be a perfectly valid reason to do so. For a 10-year-old to be fascinated by the physical park and geology, and impressed by the audio tour given to each visitor is exactly what I want in a park. We had a wonderful time, taking our time to really explore the rock formations, take in the beautiful scenery, and enjoy the day. Yes, we had typical Irish weather, but that was part of the overall experience. The visitor center provided hearty Irish and Coast Seafood stews to warm us up. A must-see if you are near this part of Ireland.
  • Stunning sight to see and it's completely FREE. Do not enter the visitor centre, just walk beside it up the grass hill and then it's a 10 minute walk to the causeways. There are options on which trail to take, the blue trail being easy and fastest to the causeway. It's very windy there so dress appropriately. There are also free public washrooms next to the parking lot where the Coach entrance is. Take Bus 221 from Belfast Europa bus terminal for £9 round trip at 9:30AM and get to the causeway by 11am. The bus then comes back at 2pm to take you back to Belfast Europa bus terminal. You can also take the 402 bus from here to the Bushmill Distillery and then take the 402 bus to Coleraine bus centre where you can take bus 218 back to Belfast Europa bus centre. All this for £9
  • Great beautiful amazing place only found apparently in 3 places on earth and wait for it... 2 are in Australia! Not as big though. We stumble on one by accident in Kiama NSW. I am not sure what the deal with parking is but I believe you do not have to pay anything for neither parking nor to walk to causeway. You only pay if you want the information device or to get on bus or to get the guide. We silly paid for entry that is free and no one check out tickets when we were leaving in cat so I don't believe you have to pay
  • Definitely something worth seeing! If you are in Northern Ireland this should be at the top of your list. Hint: it is expensive to get in (9 GBP per adult). What you are paying for is basically a parking spot. They are very adamant about the Stones themselves being a free-to-see natural phenomena. So if you can find parking elsewhere you do not have to pay to get in.
  • Absolutely one bucket list checked off today. I never knew this environment even existed. Beautiful scenery along the shore line. One could really lose themselves along this coast. I did not want to come back. A must see at least once in your life.
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