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Giant's Causeway

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Northern Ireland's most popular tourist destination: this large stretch of staircase-shaped rocks is the result of cooled lava from volcanic eruptions that took place over 65 million years ago.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 3419
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here, seen it,would'nt go back and would'nt recommend! Few odd shaped rocks? £1 for bus down, but worth it when raining as it's about 15 min walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank darkel45
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here as part of a tour. The walk down from the visitor center is a bit under a mile, but there is a trolley if you want to take it. The day we stopped it was about 40 degrees and very windy. Interesting Terrain....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DavidTally
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did this as part of the McComb bus tour Access to the site is actually free and you don’t need to pay the Mario trust visitor centre fee. It looks like a nice centre but looked pricey. There is a hotel across the parking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Narcedat60m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views. Amazing geologic forms. Really nice hike. Nothing too strenuous. We had a beautiful day so we're very lucky. Dress for windy weather.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even with bad weather, this is a must visit in NI. You do not need to pay, unless you want to go to the Visitor Center. Try to avoid the crowds, and go before lunch.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed 2 days ago

I don't know if it's because it was windy or because the story just didn't fascinate me but I wasn't impressed unfortunately. The way they told the story was a complete bore for me. Also the listening equipment had weak signals so I couldn't hear...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Santino30
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get there early to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the causeway. Take the blue trail down the hill from the Visitors Centre, then up the red trail hill to the Amphitheatre. Incredible views back across the bay. Two hours of pleasant walking. You don’t need...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheRoydenJoys
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the site many a time with family before the National Trust took over and started charging like wounded buffalo. Don't get me wrong, it is an outstanding geological feature and if only visiting Northern Ireland once in your lifetime- it is a must...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JS1538
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are members of the national trust Entrance & parking were free Even the bus that takes you down to stones were free if you didn't want to walk It was breathtaking The guides were very knowledgeable & friendly

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leenorval
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is free to visit however they don’t tell you this! They force you into the visitors centre to pay £11.50 when it’s free! The staff don’t tell you unless you ask and when you do ask they don’t seem to impressed! If you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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5 January 2019|
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Response from Rasif_Islam | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the causeway is free to enter unless you want the guided audio tour or access to the gift shop, toilet, bus etc. You may however be charged for parking if you're planning to drive.
Jacqui M
30 August 2018|
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Response from grahame309 | Reviewed this property |
There is a tarmac roadway from the car park and visitor centre down to the main area, a distance it takes 15-20 minutes to walk as a moderately fit non-disabled adult. There is a fleet of at least 3 small buses taking those... More
Melissa S
8 August 2018|
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Response from holidaymaddddd | Reviewed this property |
Rent a car, definitely we did that this week. If coming south (Belfast), you can drive along the coastal route which is stunning, visit Carrick Rede bridge and then visit the Giant Causeway. Causeway is lovely in the... More