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 myths 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 Mandarin.
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.
The Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience is a fantastic five-mile hike from the ruin of Dunseverick Castle along the stunning clifftop path to Northern Ireland’s first World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway. On this spectacular journey, walkers will enjoy the breath-taking view of Ireland’s famous coastline which provides some of the best cliff top views in all of Europe.
Away A Wee Walk works alongside the National Trust to offer visitors to the North Coast a truly breath-taking experience. The cliff top path is simply spectacular and the 944,000 annual visitors to the site can now experience even more of this amazing coast.
Walking tour information
The Clifftop Experience walk departs daily from the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre at 10.30am for the Rambler bus to Dunseverick Castle. The walk returns along the cliff tops to the Giant's Causeway and is expected to take around 31/2 hours to complete. Maximum group size is 18. Children must be age 12 years plus.
What to bring
Sturdy walking shoes are essential and a waterproof coat is advisable. A good level of health and fitness is required to complete this hike. Walkers are also advised to carry some water and sunblock.
Pre-booking is essential at www.giantscausewaytickets.com/buy-tickets
You are advised to book by 4pm the day before you intend to do the walk.
Cost: £30 per person; includes entry to the full Visitor Experience at the Giant’s Causeway, Rambler bus service and shuttle bus.
- Beautiful coastal path which extends 11 miles to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
- Geology, flora and fauna of international importance
- Runkerry Head which provides a spectacular two-mile walk
- Some of Europe's finest cliff scenery, with fantastic birdwatching.
Visitor Experience Admission Prices
- Adult: £10.50
- Child (5 - 17 years old): £5.25
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 17): £26.50
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.