The Giant's Causeway
Flanked by the North Atlantic Ocean on one side, and a landscape of cliffs on the other, follow the meandering trail from the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre down to the Grand Causeway. Before taking your first steps on these curious rocks, pause to catch your breath and ponder the unusual beauty of the place. Is this undulating coastal path the handiwork of Irish hero, Finn McCool, or the result of volcanic fury?
The unique geology of the Giant s Causeway - more than 40,000 basalt columns stretching out to sea - make it Northern Ireland s only UNESCO World Heritage site. While the rock formations can be explained by science, locals often prefer to tell their own tales about how the Causeway came into existence. Pay a visit to the interpretation area of the Giant s Causeway Visitor Centre to hear stories by people - past and present - who call this coastline home. Explore the interactive exhibits to uncover some interesting facts about local wildlife, and discover how the Causeway has figured in popular culture. Cost of admission includes access to the cafe and shopping area, as well as a tour by one of our rangers or the use of an audio guide. Four colour-coded walking trails are designed for people of variable fitness. Picnic areas have also been installed for al fresco eating.
A shuttle bus, located at the rear of the Visitor Centre, sets down at Causeway stones approximately every 15 minutes during high season (March -October). The service, operated by Translink, is £2 per adult return; £1 per child return.
Please note, we do not have designated parking spaces for visitors who are not visiting the Visitor Centre. For details of alternative travel arrangements see: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway/how-to-get-here
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