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Description

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant's Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the North East coast of County Antrim.

The Giant's Causeway is 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. It 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.

Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience tickets include guided tours with a member of the story-telling team, access to the Visitor Centre interpretation and exhibition area, cafe, shop, use of audio guides available in 11 languages, parking and use of all facilities within the award-winning Visitor Centre.

Visitor Experience ticket holders can also make use of a range of accessibility equipment, including motorised scooters and wheelchairs. This equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. Please speak to a member of staff in the Centre if you would like to borrow equipment to aid your enjoyment of your visit to the World Heritage Site.

When to visit?

The Giant's Causeway is a popular destination, particularly during peak times such as bank holidays and the summer months. We recommend choosing to visit before 11am or after 2pm as these are normally quieter times at the World Heritage Site. Pre-booking helps the team prepare for your visit and also helps reduce queue times for everyone.

Park and Ride Service

Park and Ride allows you to park your car in the quaint village of Bushmills and take one of Translink's local bus services to and from the Giant's Causeway.

The Park and Ride Service is now in operation from Dundarave Car Park in Bushmills, where you can park your car and enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee or visit some shops in the village before or after your visit to the World Heritage Site.

Please go to the Bushmills Visitor Information Centre at the car park if you would like to visit in this way and you can take advantage of the 'Green Ticket' savings, which reduce adult ticket prices to £11 per adult and £5.50 per child, which includes your bus ticket and Visitor Experience tickets.

Travelling by campervan/motorhome?

If you are planning to visit with a campervan or motorhome, please be aware there is very limited parking onsite at the Giant’s Causeway.

Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience tickets include car parking for a standard car parking space (4.8m x 2.25m). If your campervan or motorhome fits in a standard car parking space, then we recommend you book online.

If your vehicle does not fit into a standard car parking space, you are asked to park in the Park and Ride facility in Dundarave Car Park in Bushmills village, where you can arrive at your leisure and save on your Visitor Experience tickets by purchasing Green Ticket from the Visitor Information Centre in Bushmills. This allows you to park and travel to and from the Giant’s Causeway via a local bus service. Your Park and Ride ticket will include your Visitor Experience and bus ticket and these are available from the Visitor Information Centre.

Translink Accessible Bus

The Translink Accessible Bus shuttle service is in operation at the Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site, running from the rear of the Visitor Centre to the Grand Causeway and return.

This shuttle service is operated by Translink and there is a separate charge of £1/ 1.20Euro for use of this service, intended for visitors who could not walk independently to and from the stones themselves. It is requested that priority is given to visitors in need of this service.

National Trust members can use this Accessible Bus service for free on production of a valid membership card.

This shuttle service accepts card payments and is accessible by wheelchairs, with priority seating areas to the front for passengers requiring easy access.

National Trust

The National Trust protects and cares for places like the Giant’s Causeway so people and nature can thrive.

Many millions share the belief that nature, beauty and history are for everyone. So we look after the nation’s coastline, historic sites, countryside and green spaces, ensuring everyone benefits.

From wild and precious places to the world outside your window the National Trust offers access, enjoyment and a chance for everyone to help out. Nature and the historic environment are under threat. They’re essential to everyone, they enrich people’s lives and are part of the fabric of society and they urgently need more care.

With their staff, members, volunteers and supporters, the National Trust is the biggest conservation charity in Europe. Everyone can get involved, everyone can make a difference.​

By purchasing Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience tickets, you are helping support the work of the National Trust. Thank you for your support.

Visitor Experience ticket prices:

Adult £14.00 (Peak £15.50)

Child £7.00 (Peak £7.75)

Family £35.00 (Peak £38.75)

One Adult Family £21.00 (Peak £23.25)
  • 44 Causeway Road
  • Bushmills
  • Antrim
  • BT57 8SU

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site
  • Learn the legend of Finn McCool
  • State-of-the-art visitor centre
  • Walking trails in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Home to rare flora and fauna of high conservation value
  • Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience

    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.

    Multilingual Audio Guides Available

    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, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese or Mandarin.

    Trails and Walks

    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.

  • Clifftop Experience

    There is so much more to the Giant’s Causeway than the popular main site with its 40,000 UNESCO basalt polygonal columns.  The National Trust proudly work in partnership with Away a Wee Walk to deliver a guided 5 mile cliff top experience along the famous Causeway cliffs.  Parking at the site and checking into the Visitor Centre at the Causeway, a walking guide will then take you out to Dunseverick Castle ruin via public transport to commence a breath-taking 5 mile (8km) hike along amazing cliffs to arrive at the Giant’s Causeway.  Full tour from beginning to end takes 3.5 to 4 hours.

    This is an extraordinarily unique and very authentic way to experience a Giant’s Causeway tour. This guided cliff walking tour promises to be among the highlights of your visit to Ireland. Put on your walking boots and let Away a Wee Walk guide you.

    For more information and to book click here.

    Departure Time 12.15pm inside the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre. It is recommended that you aim to arrive on site no later than 12.00 noon.
    Wear It is strongly recommended that good walking boots or shoes are worn. A raincoat is essential, even if it only stays in your bag. Wear light layers that can be added or removed, ideally with something wind proof. Please avoid wearing jeans.
    Bring A light, portable lunch or snacks and some water, in a small back pack. Optional seasonal comforts to include hats, gloves or sunscreen!
    Price £39
    Availability Daily, year round. Bookings must be received no later than 4.00 p.m. the day before your tour. Tours do sell out so we recommend booking as soon as you know your tour date. Tours require a minimum of at least three people.

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