Giants Causeway, Belfast

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Address: 44 Causeway Rd, Bushmills, Antrim BT57 8SU, UK

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The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is also known as Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFomhórach in Irish and tha Giant's Causey in Ulster-Scots. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a national nature reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (92 ft) thick in places. Much of the Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site is today owned and managed by the National Trust and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. The remainder of the site is owned by the Crown Estate and a number of private landowners.


Overview of Giants Causeway

Walking past the city of Belfast, you will come across Giants Causeway. Giants Causeway is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.

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  • The nature here is spectacular! Unfortunately the true beauty and majesty is ruined by all of the other people enjoying it with you. I'd recommend going to the southwestern region of England (Cornwall) over this any day!

  • Spectacular view, if you visit North Ireland is necessary go to Giants Causeway.

  • The whole area is just stunningly beautiful. It's clear that the National Trust have a good vision on how to preserve the natural beauty of the place. An absolute must see in Northern Ireland.

  • Beautiful natural wonder.

  • Beautiful place

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