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“One of the main reasons for visiting the north coast of Ireland” 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 #3 of 10 attractions in Bushmills
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking
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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.
Whangarei, New Zealand
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“One of the main reasons for visiting the north coast of Ireland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Giant's Causeway is, without doubt, something not to be missed on any account. It is a magnificent site. There is a wonderful new Visitor's Centre which has only been open a year, and the information and interpretation of the geology, and the myths, is very informative. We are National Trust members so for us entry to the visitor's centre was included in our membership. However, it is quite expensive for non-members, but it is not really evident, but visiting The Giant's Causeway itself is FREE. You only have to pay to enter the Visitor's Centre, which does have a café and toilets, so that is a bit of a "catch 22"". Anyway, whatever you chose to do, don't miss actually visiting the Giant's Causeway itself.

Visited July 2013
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“One big step for a giant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Recently on a trip to Northern Ireland I had a chance to visit the causeway. It is owned by the National Trust. It is very interesting and the staff at the causeway complex were very friendly and helpful. The walk down to the causeway is very scenic and should be on every traveller's list of places to see. unfortunately with it being a National Trust place there is a fee to pay unless you are a member.

Visited July 2013
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“Wow!....just, Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

What a great place! The site itself is huge and does require a lot of walking. But if you are unable to walk, they do offer a shuttle bus from the visitor center down to the bottom of the hill. I recommend the audio tour as well. It had an interesting narrator and gave great detail about the location and mythical history. We had originally planned to only see the lower portion of Ireland (Dublin to Galway to Cork to Dublin) but I knew that we just HAD to make this site a stop on our trip. I am so glad we did. My husband and I ended up enjoying Northern Ireland the most! If you can, take some of the trails up the side of the valley and up to the top of the hill. We took the red trail which did have 162 stone steps straight up the side of the hill to the top. So, not for the faint of heart! But it was so worth the extra walk. Took some images from the top of the valley and it was magnificent.

Visited June 2013
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“£8.50 NOT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Giants causeway is an amazing place to visit, scenery is stunning.
Unfortunatley the Visitor Centre strongly try to make you pay £8.50 to use their facilities.
It is free to walk the Giants Causeway, just park in car park 1 outside the hotel, walk over the top of the visitor centre and down the steps to the path that leads to the causeway. You do not need to pay to walk the causeway despite the visitor attendants suggesting otherwise. The £8.50 is if you enter the centre which is what they try and make you do

Visited June 2013
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“Walk to the Causeway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Walking to the Causeway is a great way to see it and there is a bus at very little cost to get you back up the road to the visitor's centre.

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