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Giant's Causeway, Bushmills

#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.
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  • The guided tour (included in the admission) is well worth joining. Our guide (Brian) was very informative and entertaining. My mobility is not too good, but the walk down to the Causeway was at a...  more »
  • Whilst you can visit the Causeway free of charge, there is a National Trust visitor centre and gift shop, which is well worth a look and you can hire a handset for a commentary, which adds a further.....  more »
  • We had the guided tour, this gives you a great background on the history and mythology of the causeway. It was good fun and entertaining. Beautiful place.
  • The history!!!

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