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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway
44 Causeway Road | Bushmills, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
44 28 2073 1855
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Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Bushmills
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Visited today and it was great. It was a community day and so free entry but the standard prices seem fair. The staff were very friendly and the visitors' centre was excellent. Lots of educational bits and pieces suitable for adults and children. The walk on the Causeway was good but wrap up warm! Audio tour excellent. Had food in the eatery and this was very enjoyable.

This is a must see!

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“Magnificent Panorama…”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

There are two ways to get to the Giants Causeway from Belfast, remember, to take the 'Scenic Costal route'. The lush green hills, glittering lakes, small tunnels with a peeking horizon, the ocean on one side and quaint towns on the other,this drive is indeed; one of the scenic routes in the World. Be sure to leave early, there are many places on the way you will want to just stop, enjoy the view and capture what your eye can see.

We bought our tickets (£8.50 pp) from the Visitors center, IMO, it's the right thing to do. After all this is a UNESCO World Heritage site and needs care.
It's sad that the Rope bridge was under maintenance when we went, be sure to try it out on the way.

It's a short walk to the Causeway and also, a beautiful one. So, the bus is not essential. At first, the basalt rocks seem very inconspicuous. But as you explore, it's grasp is quite spectacular. You cant help, but get baffled, in awe. The drive was a great build up and the climax, even better! Mother Nature as a sculptor… and what a beautiful piece of art.

Visited October 2012
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GCausewayNT, Web Editor at Giant's Causeway, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
jeromelloyd: Thank you for your support and for taking the time to submit a review :)
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“Good but no giants :-(”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Good day out from Belfast. A short walk from the visitor centre or you can get a local bus for £1 each way.
We followed advice of other reviews and didn't got into the visitor centre (thought it does look impressive and is well hidden from the Causeway Hotel). We parked in the Causeway hotel car park adjoining the visitor centre, went to the causeway, then had a drink and sandwich when we came back. Get a pass from the hotel when you pay and parking is free.

Visited November 2012
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“Giants rip off causeway.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Im irish, im all for site seeing and i love our country landscape and all it has to offer. But if im brutally honest and im going to be, this place is ripping off tourists. My wife and i traveled from dublin for weekend away in befast.We decided to visit the causeway as we were in the area.When we arrived i asked a woman, who was directing cars to park,if my wife could use the toilet. We were asked if we were going to take a tour, i asked how much and when she answered 8.50 pounds per person i was floored!
We both decided we were not going to pay that price to see a piece of irish landscape. We drove on looking for a boreen or small lane to drive down to see if we could just have a glimpse of this historic site. But each road had signs up saying private property do not enter.
Im so shocked that people are actually paying this price. If the price had been 5 pound yes we would have entered. But to pay the bones of €24 is maddness.

Visited November 2012
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GCausewayNT, Web Editor at Giant's Causeway, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
joxer49: It’s always disappointing to hear that the Giant’s Causeway does not exceed the expectations of our visitors. With regards the price of admission - we spent time comparing the cost of admission to other visitor centres with a view to being competitively priced. Our price is comparable to attractions of similar stature.

By providing visitors with a state-of-the-art Visitor Centre – a place to relax, shop and learn – we hope their experience will be enhanced and that they will be inspired to share in our love for the Causeway. The interpretation zone - approximately one-third of the building – is home to interactive dioramas, audio and video exhibits all of which illustrate the myths, legends and science that make the Giant’s Causeway so unique. The retail zone stocks locally sourced arts, crafts and gifts, and the coffee shop sells local produce in the majority. Anyone visiting the Visitor Centre is supporting the local economy.

It should be noted that there are various ways to offset the cost of admission to the centre – these include pre-purchasing tickets online and arriving by public transport (as part of our green initiative.) Thanks for taking the time to submit a review.
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

A must!
And well done NT for a great visitor center and brill audio tour.Do walk the circular trails as not as hard as they look and soo worth it(our five year old had no problem climbing the Sheppard's steps).But would say visitor center cafe a let down and ridiculously priced! Go next door to the hotel or head back in to Bushmils town which has loads of boutique coffee shops.

Visited November 2012
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