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 Causeway is a truly beautiful breathtaking place. However until 2012 parking was about £6, allowing for inflation, today that might have now reached about £7.50. Since the National Trust took...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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