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Giant's Causeway

44 Causeway Road | Bushmills, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
44 28 2073 1855
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Bushmills
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Northern Ireland's most popular tourist destination: this large stretch of staircase-shaped rocks is the result of cooled lava from volcanic eruptions... more » Owner description: Northern Ireland's most popular tourist destination: this large stretch of staircase-shaped rocks is the result of cooled lava from volcanic eruptions that took place over 65 million years ago. « less
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Giant's Causeway is an area of thousands of interlocking basalt columns, the remnants of an ancient volcanic eruption, along the coast of Northern Ireland near the town of Bushmills. The area is owned by the National Trust and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visited as part of a tour of Northern Ireland with Irish Day... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A breathtaking, scenic wonder, coupled with the mythological story of the giant that built the steps to Scotland. We lucked out and had a picture perfect clear day to see for miles and just absorb the majestic beauty. We hiked the trail to the end then hiked back up the 162 stairs to walk the rim of the causeway back... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Its about an hour from Belfast where we were driving from. Quite a long walk down from the visitors centre. The placed looked great the columns of basalt themselves were hexagonal/pentagonal steps and were easy to step up and down. They also provided a good seat when we tired from walking. Noticed a cliff made made of columns it looked... More

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Stanton, Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit and somewhere to keep the kids entertained! From the Causeway itself to the walks around the area and most definitely the interactive information inside there is plenty to see and do

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Central NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My partner told me that he wanted to see Giant's Causeway and I wasn't all that enthusiastic about it. I'd never heard of it. When we pulled up, I still wasn't sure what the big deal was all about, I saw the visitors' center and the parking lot, but still wasn't impressed. Then, we walked down to the causeway. We... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We drove to here from Bushmills and we surprised it is so close. Saw the bus but thought we would walk down and came to the first inlet and were disappointed. We then realised we were only half way there. It is hard to explain as I have never seen anything like it before. We found it extremely interesting and... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I loved this place, I visited with my husband and 2 sons aged 6 and13. we took an unguided tour as we arrived around 7.30pm and the last guided tours had gone out. we were given a handy interactive gadget each that had lots of info on to use on our way round. we took the bus up to the... More

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Clifton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I go at least twice a year to Ireland and Giants Causeway is in my top 5.....such a natural wonder! Plan on spending a day here and take in the sights, and if possible view the sunrise or sunset, you can avoid the tour buses this way. The surrounding country is breath taking.

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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Needs to be managed like Stonehenge instead of allowing visitors to clamber freely all over and contribute to its erosion. The shuttle bus was very useful but we had to put up with a horde of German visitors all trying to see who could shout the loudest. We headed off to a quiet place on one of the trails to... More

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Wyandotte, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

...climbing on the natural beauty on the northern coast. Tons of photo ops and opportunity for exercise on the hexagonal stones. It's a must-see if you're in NI!

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