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  • Address: 44a Causeway Road, Bushmills, County Antrim BT57 8SU, Ireland
  • Hours: Open daily from dawn to dusk

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Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway is a cluster of approximately 40,000 basalt columns rising out of the sea on the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. These rock formations get their name from an old legend stating that Irish warrior Finn McCool built the path across the sea to face his Scottish rival, Benandonner. There are several variations of the story from this point but each one ends with Finn dressing as a baby and scaring off Benandonner, who thinks the disguised Finn is actually the child of a giant and is too afraid to face his opponent. On his way back to Scotland, Benandonner tears up the path behind him, leaving just what exists today on the Northern Irish coast and the Scottish island of Staffa, which has similar rock formations.

While the legend makes for an interesting story, geologists have a different explanation for the creation of the Giant's Causeway: volcanic activity. According to them, millions of years ago a volcanic eruption produced a lava flow that cooled quickly from both the top and sides, shaping the lava into hexagonal columns. Now declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thousands of tourists visit Giant's Causeway each year to marvel at and photograph this natural wonder.

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Over time, the elements have continued to sculpt these columns into various shapes and some are known to resemble objects. Notable formations include the Chimney Stacks, Giant's Harp and Honeycomb, all of which are favorites of visiting photographers. Spot these and other formations on your walk over the columns to the edge of the sea.

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Titanic Visitor Experience and Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Dublin, Dublin, null
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Titanic Visitor Experience and Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Dublin

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Visit Belfast’s Titanic Visitor Experience, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge on a full-day trip from Dublin! ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Day Trip from Dublin

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Take the full Coastal route from Belfast to the Giants Causeway. Explore Ireland in a unique way that most people don't get to. See Ireland's only UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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'Game of Thrones' Location Tour from Dublin Including Giant's Causeway, Dublin, Day Trips
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'Game of Thrones' Location Tour from Dublin Including Giant's Causeway

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Explore some of the film locations used by HBO's Game of Thrones and see the Giants Causeway, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a well-rounded Ireland ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
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Giants Causeway Day Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Movie & TV Tours
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Giants Causeway Day Tour from Dublin

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Visit Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and two "Game of Thrones" locations: The Dark Hedges and Dunluce Castle on this full-day tour from ... 

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Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Giant's Causeway, Norman Castles, and Game of Thrones Film Locations, Belfast, Day ... 
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Make your vacation to Belfast a memorable one and take this private tour to the Giants Causeway. On your way, visit the Carrick a Reide Rope Bridge, Bushmills ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

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See Northern Ireland's spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site – Giant's Causeway – on a day trip from Dublin. From the comfort of your luxury coach, you'll see ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway and other top Northern Ireland attractions on this full-day tour from Belfast! Traveling by luxury ...  Read more

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Combine ‘Game of Thrones’ gossip with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway on a full-day tour from Belfast! With a friendly local guide, visit key ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour from Belfast, Belfast, Day Trips
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Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour from Belfast

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This is fully guided all day tour taking in the best of the Game of Thrones filming locations on the beautiful North Antrim coast entwining the history and ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

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Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Movie & TV Tours
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Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin

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Sit back and relax on this combined rail and coach day trip from Dublin to Northern Ireland. With all your travel arrangements organized for you, you'll see ...  Read more

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Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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