The Giant’s Causeway – Causeway Coast
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located on the northeast coast about two miles north of the town of Bushmills. The Giant’s Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the UK.
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 and eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (36 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places. Legend has it that the Irish warrior Finn McCool built the causeway to walk to Scotland. The Giant’s Causeway is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. The NEW causeway visitor centre includes; Interactive exhibition exploring the Giant’s Causeway, Outdoor audio guide availiable providing information in nine languages. Audio guide for visually impaired visitors also available. Grab-and-go coffee shop, Local and unique gifts for sale in shop, Tourist Information Centre, Bureau de Change and Parking across three car parks with added Park and Ride facility. No wonder it’s Northern Irelands most visited tourist attraction.