Destination: Giant's Causeway Coast
Ancient and unique north coast of Northern Ireland
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Introducing Giant's Causeway Coast
Northern Ireland's number-one attraction, the Giant's Causeway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) were formed around 62 million years ago featuring approximately 40,000 hexagonal columns. The fascinating patterns you see in the causeway stones formed as a result of the red-hot lava crystallizing under conditions of accelerated cooling when it came into immediate contact with water. But the legend says an Irish giant, Fionn mac Cumhaill built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his enemy Benandonner. You can walk upon the stones of this natural wonder on two of well-established footpaths and enjoy the view of its surroundings on a boat trip.
Want to visit Giant's Causeway Coast?
Region: Northern Ireland
Time to spend here: 3 hours - 2 days
More Information: Tourist Information website
What's nearby? Londonderry, Belfast
What transport do you recommend? The Causeway coast it definitely not accessible without some sort of vehicle. There are multiple bus day tours from Belfast and nearby cities if you don't have your own.
Did you know? The Giant's Causeway is made up of 40,000 black basalt columns jutting out of the ocean. The tallest are about 40 feet.