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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Learn About Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland from LTD and

Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast

The Giant's Causeway lies at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea coast on the edge of the Antrim coast in Northern Ireland. It is made up of nearly 40,000 massive black basalt columns sticking out of the sea. The dramatic sight has inspired legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland.  This striking landscape was caused by volcanic activity about 50–60 million years ago.

After a long day of touring the Game of Throne filming sites and hearing about Irish History and Mythology, visiting the Giant's Causeway was an excellent break to stretch our legs and get some private time and exercise.  This was our second visit to Giant's Causeway, which made it less overwhelming.  We knew where to go and were able to make the most of our 90 minute visit.  Hopefully our video and photos will help orient you for a future visit!

The assembly of basalt columns of cooled molten lava on the north Antrim coast is a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of TripAdvisor’s 10 most dramatic landscapes on the planet. It’s also the scene of some of Ireland’s most exciting walking trails and paths, with easy paths, moderate strolls and more demanding hikes.

The visitor"s center is at the entrance but is not necessary if you just want to view the Causeway and Hike

Rising and blending into the landscape, with walls of glass, basalt columns and a state of the art interior, the Giants causeway Visitor Centre is truly innovative. The beautiful building boasts a number of exhibition areas and a grass roof with 360 degree views of the Causeway coastline.  Explore the interactive spaces, watch Finn McCool on the big screen and unlock the secrets of this inspirational landscape.  There is an admission charge for the Visitor's Center including an Audio Guide and other facilities.  If you just want to view the causeway and hike, or have limited time, entrance to the Causeway itself is free -- simply walk past the Visitor's Center on the right and though the tunnel.  If you are traveling with mobility-challenged individuals, a shuttle is available past the tunnel from the visitors center to the main viewing area of the Causeway for an additional charge but does not require Visitor's Center admission.  Bathrooms are present inside and outside the Visitor's Center.

Don't forget a good set of binoculars to view the rocks, birds and sea up close!

Information signs are present to guide you

The Organ is not too far but has a little trail climb to view it up close.

The hike to the Organ is not too Challenging and provides Great Views of The Causeway

Hike up to the Amphitheater for a fabulous view of the Ocean

If you visit Ireland, a drive to Giant's Causeway is a MUST.  It should not to be missed and will provide you with beautiful views, a peaceful outing, and an opportunity to walk or hike.

For more detailed recommendations for all of Ireland, check out our information about visiting Ireland! 

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