The Giant’s Causeway is quite the

geological wonder.  It is made up of

thousands of black basalt polygons that resulted from a subterranean explosion

approximately 60 million years ago.

    This UNESCO World Heritage Site

is located on the B146, a loop road off the A2 between Ballycastle and Bushmills.

    The Giant’s Causeway has played a key role in Irish folklore. Children all over the world enjoy hearing the tales about how it was formed by Finn McCool, a legendary hero.

    The Visitor Centre at the Giant’s

Causeway is open daily from March-June, and September-October from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  In July and August it is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  From November through February, it is open from 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

Admission to the Visitor Centre is free.

Their website is:

    The fee for parking is 5 pounds.  There is a mini-bus with wheelchair access that runs down and back from the causeway every fifteen minutes (one pound one way).  Guided tours of the site are offered between June and

August for 2.50 pounds per adult and one pound per child.

    The Organ Pipes  and the Giant’s Eyes rock formations can be seen if one takes the lower coastal path

heading north from the car park.

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