The Giant’s Causeway—a striking collection of 40,000 or so closely packed basalt pillars jutting out from the Antrim coastline—is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the country’s most visited attractions. Here’s what you need to know about Giant’s Causeway tours from Belfast.
Game of Thrones Tours
Though the Giant’s Causeway itself has never featured in the hit HBO series, you can find several key Game of Thrones filming locations near the site. Many Giant’s Causeway tours from Belfast include stops at GOT filming locations near Antrim’s north coast, such as Carnlough Harbour (the site of the stone staircase Ayra struggled up after being stabbed by Waif), the Cushendun Caves (where Melisandre of Asshai birthed her shadow baby), Dunluce Castle (the real-life House of Greyjoy), and Dark Hedges (where Ayra escaped from King’s Landing).
Northern Ireland Highlights Tours
The Giant’s Causeway features on Northern Ireland highlights tours alongside other must-see sights, such as the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, a swinging bridge suspended between the mainland and Carrick-a-Rede island, and the Old Bushmills Distillery, where the famed triple-distilled whiskey is made.
Things to Know
- The Giant’s Causeway is located on the Antrim coast, around 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Belfast.
- Most Giant’s Causeway tours depart from Belfast city center and last seven to 10 hours.
- Tours typically include free time during which you can eat lunch at a restaurant (own expense). You can also bring a packed lunch.
- Wear sensible shoes with good grip, as the stones at the causeway can be slippery.