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Follow in the legendary footsteps of giants at Northern Ireland's iconic World Heritage Site.

The Giant's Causeway lies at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea coast on the edge of the Antrim plateau in Northern Ireland. It is made up of some 40,000 massive black basalt columns sticking out of the sea. The dramatic sight has inspired legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland. Geological studies of these formations over the last 300 years have greatly contributed to the development of the earth sciences, and show that this striking landscape was caused by volcanic activity during the Tertiary, some 50–60 million years ago.

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Ordnance Survey
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Open hours today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • May 30, 2024 4:32 am local time

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Last admission to Visitor Centre one hour before closing

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    • Monty's Guide
      October 26, 2022 at 2:22 pm
      National Trust - Giant's Causeway
      4.5
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      StaryeyedtravelerStaryeyedtraveler

      10:49 26 Oct 22
      What a place!! Everything is brilliant the staff the facilities the shop! Even better that it was national trust so free for us! The cafe sold its usual gorgeous food you get at a national trust property. I would plan to get there early though if you want a sandwich or something abit more sustainable. The scones are fantastic as always. The buses are brilliant way of making sure everyone can access the giants causeway we walked and it really didn't take that long once you get going. The photo opportunities are utterly endless and the cows nibbling on the shore line the kids loved to watch them! It is a must stop when in Northern Ireland

      Arthur AlexanderArthur Alexander

      21:26 25 Oct 22
      Possibly one of the best landscape landmarks I ever visited in my trips. If you want to have the entire experience, make sure to book it thru the website by purchasing tickets in advance. With that, you can park close to the entrance and then you can also enter the welcoming center where you get to find out more historical events about this landmark, enjoy the coffee shop and rest after a long walk. If you’re not in the mood to walk until the rocks, there’s a bus that takes you to the main spot and also takes you back by paying 1-2 sterling. Make sure to sit down for a few minutes and admire this gorgeous landscape.

      Chandan RajChandan Raj

      20:57 02 Oct 22
      The causeway stones are located 1.2km from the Visitor Centre so a reasonable level of fitness is required. The Blue Trail is the most direct route to the causeway stones. The trail does have some steep inclines and the natural gradient of the terrain may not be suitable for visitors with reduced mobility, manual wheelchair users or older visitors. It also may not be suitable for some battery operated wheelchairs or mobility vehicles.The Green Trail takes you along a clifftop towards Runkerry with views of the causeway stones. On most days you can also see Scotland and the Inishowen Peninsula in Ireland too. This path has a level gradient and is accessible for wheelchair users however some help from a companion or carer may be necessary on parts of path where there are loose stones.We do have wheelchairs available for loan from the Visitor Welcome desk within the Visitor Centre, subject to availability.The Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience is fully dog friendly, with dogs on leads welcome for every step of the Visitor Experience, including within the Visitor Centre and on guided tours. We have dog water bowls at the front and back doors of the Visitor Centre.

      Stephen TompkinsStephen Tompkins

      08:13 01 Oct 22
      Amazing! Incredible rock formations and views. Don't worry about the "Experience." Parking available

      Yucel TimurYucel Timur

      21:34 17 Jul 22
      A UNESCO heritage site based in Northern Ireland. Pictures can't seem to express how incredible these stones and the surrounding area is. The story of the giants causeway is one you need to visit and experience and you won't be disappointed! Take lots of water on the walk and a hat if it's sunny. Audio guides are available with tours inclusive of visitor centre ticket.

      Paddy_ RRPaddy_ RR

      16:50 04 Jul 22
      What's not to like here. Fantastic scenery unrivalled anywhere in the world, stories from Irish folklore and a bit of geology.The National Trust visitor Centre is nothing more than a glorified gift shop and cafe really with a small display about the Causeway. The entrance fee fir thus however covers the fantastic walking tour. My guide, Brian, was absolutely excellent. He was informative, funny and he made the walking tour fly by. Would thoroughly recommend this as part of your visit here.

      Wasim MirWasim Mir

      21:30 01 Jan 22
      Visited 01/01/2022: started by booking in advance via the eventbrite link on the National Trust app page for the location, once booked (dont forget your National Trust membership number if applicable). Once arrived very friendly greeting by the two car park stewards (free parking for National Trust members) then went into the visitor centre and met by a team of 3 lady’s whom very helpful and advised of high winds and to be careful, especially liked the interaction by lady called Winnie who spoke with our granddaughter 👍🏽. As we had a pram with us we got as far as we could before turning back but got just under 4km walk done, plus weather was great. Finished of with a visit around the gift shop to grab a momento, highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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