Giant's Causeway (National Trust)
44 Causeway Road
028 2073 1855
Walk in the footsteps of giants
Volcanic crashing and burning starting sixty million years ago led to the formation of the Giant's Causeway, a coastline that has inspired artists and photographers, stirred debate amongst scientists and captivated the imagination of locals and visitors for centuries. Made up of around 38,000 basalt columns that stretch out to sea, the formation of this otherworldly landscape can be explained by science. Locals, however, have their own story to tell.
They say the Giant's Causeway was the stomping ground of giant Finn McCool, who lived in these parts nearly two thousand years ago. How else can you explain the Chimney stacks that mark his house? The Organ he built for his muscial son Oisín? Or the giant boot he left on the shore?
Discover the story for yourself. Come to the Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience opening 3 July 2012 and explore the science, myth and legends that surround the Giant's Causeway.
Hear the stories of the people who have called this coastline home. Find out about the wildlife that inhabits the area. Watch the Giant's Causeway form before your eyes and spot clues to prove that Finn really did exist.
Garden, parklands or rural site, Environmental or ecological centre, Archaeological site, Heritage site
Stones and coastal path: Dawn to dusk
Shop 9.00 to 21.00
Visitor Information 9.00 to 21.00
New Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience offering state-of-the-art interpretation and facilities opens in the summer. During the construction period, limited temporary visitor facilities - including tourist information, shop, catering and toilets - are available at adjoining Causeway Hotel. Closed 24, 25 and 26 December
Adult e-ticket £7.50
Child e-ticket £3.50
Family e-ticket ( 2 adults, 1 child) £18.50
Family e-ticket ( 2 adults, 2 children) £18.50
Family e-ticket ( 2 adults, 3 children) £18.50
Under 5 e-ticket £0.00