Giant's Causeway, Bushmills

4.5
#1 of 184 in Parks in Northern Ireland
Must see · World heritage site · Geologic Formation · Landmark
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.
Create an itinerary including Giant's Causeway
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours to Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
11,139 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The Giant's Causeway was a really cool natural area, but it was completely packed with tourists so it was kind of hard to enjoy. We came from a cruise ship tour, so I'm sure our boat contributed to.....  more »
  • barbs don’t be fooled it looks like honeycomb but it’s not. just a bunch of lumpy rocks in the sea. if it was honeycomb it would get a 5 star rating from me🙈  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Bushmills

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Bushmills

See all ›
©
Distillery
Bushmills Distillery
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Bushfoot Strand Portballintrae
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
River Bush
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Scenic Walking Area
Portcoon jetty
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bushmills

©
World heritage site
Causeway Coastal Route Ballintoy
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Castle
Dunluce Castle Portrush
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Bridge
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge Ballintoy
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Historic Walking Area
City Walls Derry
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bushmills

©
Outdoor Activity
Portbradden Harbour
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Farm
Causeway Fun Farm
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Water Body
Dunseverick Harbour Dunseverick
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Golf Course
Bushfoot Golf Club Portballintrae
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Bushmills

©
Visitor Center
Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
Sports Clinic
Surf Sup NI Portballintrae
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Landmark
Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Railway
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Monument
Robert Quigg VC Memorial
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Bushmills

©
Ruin
Dunseverick Castle
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Historic Site
Lissanduff Earthworks Portballintrae
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Bushmills

©
Waterfall
Dunseverick Falls
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes