Giants Causeway & Antrim Coast
The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s most famous landmark and a World Heritage Site. It takes its name from the legends of Finn MacCool.
Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a national nature reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (92 ft) thick in places.
Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle located on the edge of a basalt outcropping in County Antrim , and is accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. The castle is surrounded by extremely steep drops on either side, which may have been an important factor to the early Christians and Vikings who were drawn to this place where an early Irish fort once stood.
Ballintoy the village is located about one kilometre from Ballintoy Harbour, a small fishing harbour located at the end of a very small, narrow, steep road down Knocksaughey hill, The village was used for the fictional town of Lordsport in the Isle of Pyke in the television series Game of Thrones.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a famous rope bridge near Ballintoy. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede, It spans 20 metres (66 ft) and is 30 metres (98 ft) above the rocks below.
The bridge is mainly a tourist attraction and is owned and maintained by the National Trust. The bridge is open all year round (subject to weather) and people may cross it for a fee.
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Dunluce Castle – £5.00 Adults – £4.00 ChildrenEntrance Fees –
Gaints Causeway – £6.50 Adults – £5.50 Children
Ballintroy Habour – No Charge
Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge – £5.00 Adults – £4.50 Children
Please note prices are quoted in Sterling as we are travelling in Northern Ireland (UK)
Other Venues in the area that may be of interest to you.
- Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones)
- Bushmills Wiskey Distillery (est.1608)
- Joey & Robert Dunlop Memorial Gardens
We can customise this or any tour to facilitate your interest and preferred destinations.