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Giant's Causeway Tours from Belfast

Get ready to witness over 40,000 beautiful columns of basalt that seem to be emerging from the sea with Giant’s causeway tour from Belfast. A UNESCO World Heritage site and one of nature's most awe-inspiring marvels, Giant’s causeway is only a short trip from the bustling city of Belfast. Join us for an unforgettable tour through the stunning landscapes of Northern Ireland, revealing the magic and mystery of the Giant's Causeway. Whether you're passionate about history, enchanted by nature, or eager for adventure, this tour promises to ignite your imagination and create lasting memories. The Giant's Causeway beckons you to delve into its unique geology and enchanting folklore.
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Our tips for Giant's Causeway

  • Parking. Giant’s Causeway parking is available at the Visitor Center, but it can fill up quickly, especially during peak times. Arrive early to secure a spot.
  • Visitor Center. Begin your visit at the Giant's Causeway Visitor Center, which features interactive exhibits, a café, and restroom facilities.
  • Walking Paths. Choose from several walking trails of varying difficulty. The Blue Trail is the easiest and most accessible, while the Red Trail offers a more challenging hike with stunning views.
  • Safety. The rocks can be slippery, particularly when wet. Stick to designated paths and exercise caution near the water’s edge.
  • Photography. The Giant's Causeway provides incredible photo opportunities. Bring a camera or smartphone, and consider visiting at sunrise or sunset for the best lighting.
  • Local Attractions. Enhance your trip by visiting nearby attractions such as the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, and the Bushmills Distillery.

Good to know

The Giant's Causeway consists of approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, created by volcanic activity around 60 million years ago. The unique, mostly hexagonal shapes were formed through the cooling and contraction of molten lava. According to Irish legend, the Giant's Causeway was constructed by the giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) as a bridge to Scotland to challenge his rival, Benandonner. When Fionn saw Benandonner's enormous size, he disguised himself as a baby. Upon seeing the "baby," Benandonner feared facing the giant father and hurried back to Scotland, demolishing the causeway behind him. In 1986, the Giant's Causeway was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, acknowledging its exceptional geological formations and scenic beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Giant’s Causeway?

    The optimal times to visit are early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds. Spring and autumn offer mild weather and fewer tourists, making for a more pleasant experience.

  • Q: How do I get to the Giant's Causeway from Belfast?

    You can reach Giant’s Causeway by car. It’s about a 1.5-hour drive from Belfast, with car rentals available in the city. Alternatively, you can try public transport. Take a train from Belfast to Coleraine, then transfer to a bus to the Giant's Causeway.

  • Q: Is parking available at the Giant's Causeway?

    Yes, parking is available at the Visitor Center. However, it can fill up quickly, especially during peak times. Arriving early can help secure a spot.

  • Q: What are the walking trails like at the Giant's Causeway?

    There are several trails of varying difficulty at Giant’s Causeway. The Blue Trail is the easiest and most accessible route. The Red Trail is more challenging hike with stunning coastal views.

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