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“So strange but interesting and a "must see"”
Review of Giant's Causeway

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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.
Pooler, Georgia
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“So strange but interesting and a "must see"”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a phenomenal site to see especially if you are interested in how the landscape can change from volcanic activity 61 million years ago. The visitor's center is very nice with a gift shop and snack bar. The best -- there is a handicap accessible tram to take you down the hill to get a close view of the rock formations, hop off and enjoy the rocks, catch the next tram and ride back up the hill. Or, you can walk. On the day we visited, the fog and mist turned to hard rain, so we rode down the hill on the tram, stayed seated and rode back up the hill to avoid getting soaking wet. I was able to get some pictures from the tram. We enjoyed all the information in the visitor's center and cup of hot tea.

Visited August 2013
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“Unbelievable views”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see if you are in northern Ireland, its a very beautiful place. The whole coastline is beautiful! Don't pay to go into the visitors centre though as its a waste of money, just enjoy the views!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“great to see”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Great costal views great walk if weather is good. Our tour guide discouraged us from using the visitor centre they charge you a fee to get in just to get a souvenir, great lil pub nearby to get a hot chocolate or soup to warm up. :)

Visited February 2014
1 Thank katieandtoby
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“Took my breath away”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

And it wasn't just down to the wind that was blowing a hooley! The walk down is not as steep as you'd think, but you can take a bus if you're feeling lazy or have mobility issues. The causeway itself is stunning, but be careful, the rocks can be slippy. The visitors centre is a bit of a disappointment - I would have liked more about the area but hey oh, the wine in the pub next door went down a treat after our walk back up! Even in the rain, it's well worth a visit

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Karen M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A good introduction to geology”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

I was taken here as part of a surprise trip to Northern Ireland and I must say I was pleasant surprise. I had no prior knowledge of the type of rock formations and it was great to all the columns. At first I thought it was man made but when visiting the visitor's centre it was explained how the landscape and the local legends were formed.

Visited September 2013
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