Giant's Causeway, Bushmills

4.5
#1 of 189 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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  • We visited the causeway first thing in the morning and luckily had the place to ourselves. Be careful if you decide to climb on it though, can be slippery.  more »
  • Any visit to County Antrim in Northern Ireland in not complete without a visit to the 'Giant Causeway'.It has a fantastic visitor centre and visitor experience.The rock formations are amazing.  more »
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  • A great natural formation.This is nature at its most primal: carving the land into mad formations that send the imagination into overdrive… No wonder dreamy and fantastical myths surround it.  Stand on the hills that gently arc this precious place and you’ll look down on thousands of basalt columns tumbling down into the Atlantic Ocean. It’s an epic sight, with a whopping 40,000 or so of these hexagonal-shaped pillars, which dates back to a volcanic age almost 60 million years ago. Truly great.
  • It was neat but not what we had expected. We are glad we went after seeing photos of it for ages but one visit was enough for sure. Its just a little pile of rocks compared to the surroundings. Interesting rocks, to be sure, but there were folks around to say "Don't go there" and "Don't do that". That was kind of a bummer. We went super early and bypassed the visitor center. We had the jump on the tour buses but there were still dozens of folks there with us. We had heard that the coffee shop in the hotel was a good place for breakfast so we parked in their lot. Unfortunately, unbelievably, we were TURNED AWAY! Can you even believe that?! We specifically did not eat or even get coffee on our 2 hour drive because of the hotel review. We have never had the experience of being told we would not be served. It put a bit of a damper on our entire visit because we were starving so we didn't stay for very long.
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