Places to See | Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
A site of World Heritage and therefore ranked alongside Mount Everest and the Giant Redwoods of California for it’s importance .
The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s top tourist attraction, only World Heritage Site and top of the list of places to see in Co Antrim. A dramatic coastal landscape steeped in local mythology, this family attraction in Northern Ireland draws up to half a million visitors a year from around the world.
The Causeway consists of around 40,000 polygonal basalt columns, jutting out into the sea amid a spectacular coastal landscape of cliffs, headlands and crashing waves. Geologists explain that the Causeway was created during a period of volcanic activity some 60 million years ago. The famous columns were formed when lava cooled quickly upon flowing into the sea. The surrounding cliffs also demonstrate the many lava flows that have shaped the spectacular North Antrim landscape.
Address: Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills, Co. Antrim BT57 8SU