Giant's Causeway

Local nameGiant's Causeway
LocationNorthern Ireland, UK

The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills.

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and a national nature reserve by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland in 1987. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named the fourth-greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom.The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although some have four, five, seven, or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.

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Giant’s Causeway Full-Day Tour from Belfast
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Opening hours

Visitor centre opens at 9 am and closes between 5 pm and 7 pm. Check the official website.

Closed: Dec 24 - 26


Visitor Centre Experience:
Adult: £11.50
Child: £5.75

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More information and contact


Official Website

More information on UNESCO's website

Phone +44 28 2073 1855

Address 44 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, United Kingdom

Coordinates 55°14'25.889" N -6°30'42.089" E

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