Two feuding giants, 400+ hexagonal basalt columns, and a landscape of rugged cliffs - perfect inspiration for adventurers and artists wishing to engage their imaginations.
It (the Causeway) is worth seeing, but not worth the effort of going to see.” – Dr Samual Johnson (18th Century Writer)
The Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s spectacular gems on the Antrim coastline. With the wild Atlantic Ocean lapping at the interlocking basalt columns and a landscape of rugged cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired talented artists and adventurers to visit and engage their imaginations.
How were these hexaganol columns formed? Giant or Nature…you decide!
The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Attend the Visitor Centre and book a Visitor Experience to learn how the Giant’s Causeway was formed with one of the award-winning storytellers. There are fully Guided tours running every hour; or you can pick up an audio guide and unlock the secrets of this landscape at your own leisurely pace (audio guides available in 11 languages and options to suit all ages).
Visitors can walk the Giant’s Causeway stones for free, but the on-site car park is solely reserved for those visitors who purchase tickets for the Visitor Experience. The Visitor Experience includes a fully guided tour, full use of the audio guides and access to the shop, café and Giant’s Causeway exhibition.
The National Trust is a conservation charity and are committed to preserving and protecting special places and spaces for everyone to enjoy. This includes protecting ongoing conservation, managing health and safety and trying to ease traffic congestion around sites.
Pre-booking online before you visit is strongly recommended, and helps avoid disappointment or delays if you arrive at a busy time.
Did you know?
Legend has it that a giant, Finn McCool; built the Giant’s Causeway to reach a rival giant, Benandonner, who lived over the sea in Scotland!
Visit Giant’s Causeway for venue information, including – opening times, pricing and booking.
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