Tour The Giant’s Causeway

Geological phenomenon on the North Antrim coast renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, the only World Heritage Site in Ireland. Famous geological World Heritage Site on the North Antrim Coast

  • Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site
  • Legendary emblem of North Antrim’s spectacular coastline
  • Geology, flora and fauna of international importance
  • Coast path with info panels extends 12 miles to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
  • The Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway, runs to the world’s oldest whiskey distillery

For the perfect getaway that is available all year round, you will no doubt want to head to National Trust’s Giant Causeway in North Atrium Coast.

Here you can experience some of the most special history of Northern Ireland in the World Heritage Site, making this an opportunity to soak up some knowledge as well as some perfect photo scenes at the same time. There is also the Bushmill Railway which establishes itself as the whiskey distillery that is in fact the very oldest in the world.

This National Trust location is truly marvellous in that looking out over the coastline you will be met with shimmering waters and intricate rock formations that have taken centuries to appear the way they do today. There are also many animals to delight with the honking sea gulls and even porpoises to spy on.

You may find the urge to head to the craggy cliffs or the healthland flora; at National Trust’s Giant’s Causeway you will be apt to explore all the wonders that Mother Nature has created along this section of coast.

There are further 12 miles to take a bike ride along around National Trust’s Giant’s Causeway, and after you and the family have worked up an appetite you may want to stop off at the tea room for a tempting treat or peruse what is being sold at the charming shop.

You can further give back to National Trust and donate funds for upkeep and maintenance by adopting a stone for the newly introduced ‘A Giant Cause’.

For a day of watery, or cycling fun, head out to Giant’s Causeway, you won’t be disappointed in the least!
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  • Never been to see the Giant’s Causeway, but certainly on my list of places to visit. If you’re lucky with the weather, you can get some fantastic photographs too!

  • I’ve lived in Belfast for 4 years now and make many trips up to the coast (2 hours on the train, about £9 single, or travel on sunday and its only £6 return).
    The Giant’s causeway is simply beautiful. Regardless of if you’re into rocks or not the sea is always pretty and staggering in choppy weather. When its a calm spring or late autumn day is the best time to go (less people!) the summer is always packed full. The bus to the giants causeway from Coleraine only operates the summer months though so take this into account if you’re using public transport.

  • I’ve not yet been to the Giant’s Causeway, but it was one of the places I recall being fascinated with as a child. Probably due to the Giant reference, coupled with the bizareness of the actual causeway feature.

    I’m so pleased to hear that the National Trust are safeguarding this treasure, and look forward to telling my children about it…and hopefully visiting one day with them too.

  • Sounds fantastic I cant wait to visit.

  • I have lived in England for nearly 40 years but was born in N Ireland and the Giants Causeway holds special memories for me as I often went there as a child and was totally fascinated with it. Since having my own children 18 years ago I have taken them over every year and they have been all along this coastline and love it too. Last year I even got my mother who is nearly 70 to go across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge for the fist time ever (after visiting it many times) and she loved it – even though she was a bit scared! Stunning scenery – well worth a visit!

  • I went with my family to the Giants Causeway just over a year ago and i can still remember the feeling of how strange the landscape was. It was like it was from a different world. It was stunning and magical and beautiful, all i shall never forget. It its well worth a visit!

  • I visited Giants Causeway about 10 years ago and it was a really enjoyable experience – there are so many columns and i enjoyed listening to the tale about how these were created. Yet another one of Ireland’s many tall stories

  • I visited about 4 years ago – stunning scenery and a magical story!

  • This is one place i want to visit this year, your review is wonderful and i shall take great delight in visiting the tea room!

  • I have a list of places I wish to visit in my lifetime and the ‘Giant’s Causeway’ is near the top of my list and the closest to home! Although we live in England we have never visited Ireland – I am so looking forward to making the trip!

  • As a child we spent many summers up at the Gaints Causeway and it was always a treat for us. I have very special memories of spending our time there.

    Now my children enjoy spending time there as much as I did and of course being older myself I simply adore the breathtaking scenery.

  • I have always wanted to visit the giants causeway. Hopefully i will get there this summer. It looks stunning and the scenery looks breathtaking.

  • I visited the Giant’s Causeway on a stormy day and the photographic potential, particularly in Black & White, is amazing. Well worth the trip.

  • Am hoping to go this Summer, its one of those must visit places. My boss has a holiday cottage not far away, he has said I can stay for free as long as I give it a good clean!

  • The sheer beauty and natural ruggedness of the Causeway is fantastic. A great place to visit.

  • I sat on Carrick-a-Rede Island last summer having walked the stunning Causeway Coast footpath. The tranquility of the afternoon enhanced by the birdsong. The hazy outlines of Scottish Islands in the far distance. Just brilliant.

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