5.0 126

Giant's Causeway Tours Dublin

With Giant’s Causeway tours, discover Ireland’s most intriguing and exotic attraction. A geologist’s dream, the extraordinary rock formations on the coastline of Northern Ireland’s County Antrim is a sight you’ll have to see to believe. The result of volcanic eruptions around 50-60 million years ago, the Giant’s Causeway is made up of some 40,000 huge basalt columns protruding from the shore. Despite knowing the science behind the site, the ethereal and mighty beauty of the Causeway makes it easy to understand why ancients believed it simply couldn’t be natural. Labeled the handiwork of giant Fin McCool, this striking sight has inspired Irish folklore for centuries, with tales still told by locals today. Whether you’re partial to the scientific or the mythical, there’s plenty to keep you busy at this Northern Irish gem.
Read more

Our tips for Giant's Causeway

  • Plan in advance. It is recommended to plan your itinerary in advance by checking the weather forecast and the opening hours of the visitor center.
  • Snap away. Do bring your camera to take loads of pictures of the stunning beauty.
  • Wear your best walking shoes. Bring your comfortable walking shoes to walk on uneven terrain without worry.
  • Take a guided tour. There are plenty of options to take combo and guided tours. To make the most of the itinerary, pick the popular combo tour - Giant’s Causeway And Glens Of Antrim From Dublin: By Train And Coach. Alternatively, you can also pick Tour Of Giant’s Causeway + Carrick-A-Rede Bridge which offers picturesque views of the Northern Irish countryside.
  • See around. When visiting the Giant’s Causeway, visit the Dunluce Castle, Bushmill’s Distillery, and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, all a short drive away from the Giant’s Causeway.
  • Film locations. There are also tons of Game of Thrones locations that you should check out when exploring the region.

Good to know

Volcanic eruptions in the Antrim area produced the 60-million-year-old hexagonal rock formations. The characteristic shape of the basalt columns was created by the gradual and regular cooling of the hot lava.

The cliffs and stone formations around the Giants Causeway are an absolute must-do for bird enthusiasts.
Birds such as cormorants, redshanks, fulmars and eiders nest in the rocks or populate the shallow waters of the coast.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Where is Giant's Causeway located?

    Giant’s Causeway lies about three miles northeast of the plateau of Antrim in Northern Ireland.

  • Q: What is Giant's Causeway?

    Giant’s Causeway is a geological formation that resulted from the volcanic eruptions of an ancient volcano. It is made up of over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns which are hexagonal in shape. The columns have up to eight sides and are about 39 feet tall.

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

    The busiest hours are midday so the ideal time to visit the attraction is early in the morning or at dusk. The fog in the mornings makes for stunning photo ops, creating a mysterious effect. The visitor center opens at 9 am and stays open till evening.

  • Q: How do I get around Giant's Causeway?

    You can take a minibus that will take you half a mile to the causeway. Tickets cost £1 one way. You should ideally book Giant Causeway tours from Dublin with transfers included in the package for a hassle-free experience.

    There are also a number of scenic hiking trails that you must try.

  • Q: Is there an admission fee to Giant's Causeway?

    While there is an entrance fee for the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre, there is no charge for accessing the Giant's Causeway itself.

  • Q: How long does it take to complete a tour of the Giant's Causeway?

    The duration of your visit to the Giant's Causeway will vary depending on your level of exploration. However, it is recommended to allocate at least 1-2 hours to stroll around and appreciate the breathtaking landscape.

  • Q: What should I wear when visiting Giant's Causeway?

    Make sure to dress comfortably in appropriate attire for the weather conditions, and don't forget to bring a jacket or sweater as it can be breezy and cool around the coastline.

  • Q: Can I bring my dog to Giant's Causeway?

    Yes, you can bring dogs to Giant’s Causeway but make sure that they are on a leash.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money on a trip to Giant's Causeway?

    The earlier you book, the better deal you’re likely to get. Plan your trip well and book your tickets and tours months in advance to enjoy a budget-friendly trip.

Cities Near Dublin

travel inspiration from guidebook

Our website uses cookies to improve your experience. To find out more, please read our Cookie Policy. Accept