The Giant's Causeway
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant's Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the North East coast of County Antrim. It's steeped in myth and legend. The setting is a spectacular dynamic coastal landscape of Atlantic waves, rugged cliffs, fascinating geographical antiquity, secluded bays and magnificent views. The Causeway forms a jagged headland of neatly packed columns which point towards Scotland. Visitors can walk along the basalt columns which are at the edge of the sea, just over 1km from the entrance to the site.
They say the Giant's Causeway was the stomping ground of giant Finn McCool, who lived in these parts nearly two thousand years ago. How else can you explain the chimney stacks that mark his house? The organ he built for his musical son Oisín? Or the giant boot he left on the shore?
Discover the story for yourself. Come to the Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience and explore the science, myth and legends that surround the Giant's Causeway.
Hear the stories of the people who have called this coastline home. Find out about the wildlife that inhabits the area. Watch the Giant's Causeway form before your eyes and spot clues to prove that Finn really did exist.
Purchase your tickets to the Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience and you'll have the use of a multi-lingual audio guide to help you discover your Giant's Causeway story in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese or Manadarin.
Four walking trails will give you the chance to explore the Giant's Causeway at your own pace. Colour coded, the trails are designed for all levels of fitness, incorporating the Giant's Causeway stones, stunning cliff-top vistas and spectacular seascapes.
- Beautiful coastal path extends 11 miles to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
- Geology, flora and fauna of international importance.
- Runkerry Head provides a spectacular two-mile walk.
- Some of Europe's finest cliff scenery, with fantastic birdwatching.
Visitor Experience Admission Prices
- Adult: £8.50
- Child (5 - 17 years old): £4.25
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 17): £21
- Children under 5: Free
If you're unable to walk to the Giant's Causeway stones, there is a shuttle bus available for use. The bus is £1 each way for non-members, National Trust members can go free.