Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Giant's Causeway, Ireland

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The Giant’s Causeway is a magnificent basalt rock formation located on Ireland’s northeast coast. The tops of the incredible hexagonal basalt columns form stepping stones to the ocean. The Giant’s Causeway is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Nature Reserve in Ireland. Visitors to the area can also enjoy a ride on the historic Giant’s Causeway Tramway, a railway originally built in 1883. The nearest town to the Giant’s Causeway is the tiny community of Bushmills, only 3km (2 miles) north. The slightly larger towns of Ballycastle and Coleraine are also nearby. Belfast, the largest city and capital of Northern Ireland, is 95km (59 miles) to the south.

Giant's Causeway, Ireland

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Giant's Causeway, Ireland

Giant's Causeway, Ireland

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Giant's Causeway, Ireland

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Giants Causeway, Ireland

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14 comments ↓

  1. Lauren @ Hobo Mama

    Wow! I need to go there. I keep wondering where to visit in Ireland, and now I have one destination.

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  5. I’m heading to N. Ireland in July, and now I’m even more excited for my trip. This has definitely made it onto my list. Any other suggestion I shouldn’t miss while in N. Ireland?

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  8. Beautiful and amazing Giant’s Causeway. The rocks are perfectly formed!

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  12. Lucy | gapyeardotcom

    wow such pretty photos thanks for sharing!

    It’s amazing in person to :)

  13. It looks like it has been artificially made. Sometimes I am surprised what nature can do.

  14. I was supposed to go there years ago, and eventually gave up, because south of Ireland took us too much time. A magic place, can’t wait to visit

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