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“It's a cavernous space” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre

Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre
44 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT12 6FF, Northern Ireland
028 2073 1855
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Ranked #9 of 12 things to do in Bushmills
Activities: Hiking, Golfing
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“It's a cavernous space”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A truly impressive piece of architecture. Very tall, and very wide. I quite enjoyed the space.

Nothing inside it was interesting, but the building itself was very, very, very nice indeed.

The cafeteria was clean. Not impressive, not interesting, no bargain, the food was bland, but it was very clean. So that was nice.

The gift warehouse was nicely spread out. And just about anything you can get in Atlantic City you could find here with Giant's Causeway written on it. At more than twice the price of the Atlantic City stuff - but it's exotic, because it proves you bought it far away. Keychains. Spoon holders. Tee shirts. Bottle openers. The usual. But well laid out.

There was some stuff actually relevant to the site outside, but frankly it's difficult to come up with anything really engaging to say about an interesting formation of rocks. This is how it happened, and here's some nice folklore, and in the end, it's an interesting formation of rocks, so go outside and get to it.

On the bright side, it's a long walk around, so maybe the eight bucks a piece was worth it to park closer. Well, maybe not - 30 bucks for a parking spot is a usurious.

Avoid it if you can, which you probably won't. So enjoy the view and take your lumps. No hard feelings, Visitors Center: you got me, but I enjoyed the place once I got outside of it.

Visited May 2013
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GCausewayNT, Web Editor at Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Many thanks for your review. I’m glad you were impressed by our Visitor Centre designed by Dublin based architects Heneghan Peng. I’m sorry that you were disappointed with what was inside the building however, particularly our retail offering. Over 80% of our products are made on the island of Ireland, many pieces by local crafts people and artisans and some exclusive to us. We have never sold spoon holders or bottle openers. Our interpretation area, taking up one third of the building, includes 45 interactive exhibits and details the geology, social history and unique flora and fauna of the Causeway and, of course, who could forget our Giant Finn! Your visitor experience charge also includes a guided walk led by one of our Rangers which leaves on the hour and/or a handheld audio guide, available in 9 languages, if you prefer to explore Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site on your own. All monies collected on site helps us to maintain the Causeway and our other sites along the North Coast. Many thanks for your review again.
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“The visitors from Co Leitrim”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and Neville our guide was very informative and interesting and he delivered the tour at a nice pace. A great Ambassador and full of mischief and fun! I came away believing almost everything!!!!

Visited March 2014
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GCausewayNT, Web Editor at Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Many thanks for your review. I will pass on your positive comments to Neville: the master of storytelling here are the Causeway!
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“Very tastefully done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very informative, well laid out, sympathetically designed and a good asset.
Pleasant and knowledgeable staff, with lots to do and great learning for all ages

Visited March 2014
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GCausewayNT, Web Editor at Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Many thanks for your positive review. I shall pass your comments on to our team!
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“Great day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The design of the centre is excellent and once inside there is a lot of space. A great deal of thought has gone in to make sure it is ecologically friendly.
An excellent exhibition sets the scene before the Causeway visit.
Very good cafe facilities although we only stopped for tea.

Visited March 2014
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GCausewayNT, Web Editor at Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Many thanks for your positive review. I’m glad you enjoyed our interpretation area.
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“Guide Neville was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We really enjoyed the guide. Neville made the history and legends come to life.
We took the bus back up for a pound per person. That was well worth it since it was so windy and cold

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GCausewayNT, Web Editor at Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Many thanks for your positive review. I shall pass your comments onto Neville!
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