Giant's Causeway, Bushmills

4.5
#1 of 188 in Parks in Northern Ireland
Considered the country’s fourth-greatest natural wonder, World Heritage-listed Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. Most of the columns are hexagonal, with the tallest rising 12 m (39 ft) into the air. Some of these rock structures, after several million years of weathering, resemble easily recognizable objects. These include the Organ, Giant’s Boot, Giant’s Eyes, and Camel’s Hump. Visit the area to see and photograph a wide variety of native seabirds, such as cormorants, redshanks, and razorbills. The weathered rocks shelter a number of rare and unusual plants, including sea spleenwort, sea fescue, and frog orchid. Stop by the visitor center for more information, souvenirs, and refreshments. A visit to Giant's Causeway represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bushmills trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Truly outstanding! The trip 'out of the way' is completely worth the effort, and the opportunity for hiking adds the extra reward of the adventure.  more »
  • There went at the end of the day, the parking of the center was free, free, few visitors, we were able to enjoy the site
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  • Beautiful breathtaking and wonderful. Definitely worth seeing. When you walk down the pathway leading to the octagon shaped rocks it looks like something magical happened here. It had to It is so mind blowing to think how all this came together. It really is incredible.The walk back is not too hard coming up the hill, but if you need to you can catch a shuttle bus back to the top for a pound. A little bit of exercise doesn’t hurt anyone in this fresh air. Anyway that’s what I keep telling myself. Don’t miss this place.
  • It was almost dark when I got to this site. We almost didn't make it here because there is no pointer to show us the way. It was quite a walk from the parking lot. The site itself was quite awesome tho, such a natural wonder. It looks like as if someone designed and created it on purpose. Nope. It's just nature.
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