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Giants Causeway Northern Ireland

Giants Causeway

Giants Causway

The Giant’s Causeway is one of the most incredible sites on earth.

The stones were either constructed by an undersea volcano’s geological processes or by a giant named Finn McCool, who lived and battled around the north Antrim Coast, depending on what you believe.

The Official Guide to the Giant’s Causeway takes pride in providing a site where you can discover enjoyable and instructive guided tours for you, your family, and your friends. 
Spend a day touring The Giant’s Causeway from Portrush, Belfast, or even Dublin to make your visit really unforgettable. You will have a good time.

The myth of the Giants Causeway – The Giant Finn Mccool

Northern Ireland was once home to a giant named Finn McCool, according to legend (also called Fionn Mac Cumhaill). When another giant, Benandonner, attacked Ireland from across the Irish Sea from Scotland, Finn replied by ripping up broad chunks of the Antrim coastline and flinging them into the sea. Finn was able to reach Benandonner via the newly-created Giant’s Causeway, which provided a shortcut over the sea.

This, however, proves to be a horrible decision because Benandonner is a gigantic giant that eclipses Finn! Finn flees to Ireland in order to save himself, and his quick-witted wife disguises him as a baby. When Benandonner arrives, he notices Finn dressed as a baby and realises that if a baby can be so enormous, the father must be much bigger than Benandonner!

Benandonner ran back to Scotland after realising this, ripping as much of the Causeway as he could in his desire to put as much space between himself and Ireland as possible. As a result, the legend of the Giant’s Causeway was born.

Science of the Giants Causeway

The Giants Causeway is made up of 40,000 thousand hexagonal basalt columns that slowly slope into the sea.

A volcanic eruption created the Giant’s Causeway 50-60 million years ago. Due to the eruption, the ground was made of chalk, a soft substance that was easily penetrated by molten basalt. As the basalt lava cooled, it began to shrink and fracture, forming the hexagonal pillars that we see today.

Giants Causeway is run by National Trust

Q What is the Giant's Causeway famous for?

The Giants Causeway is famous for the 40,000 thousand hexagonal basalt columns that were formed around 50-60 million years ago.

Q Can you just walk into Giants Causeway?

The Giant's Causeway has free pedestrian access. The visitor experience charge will apply if you wish to access any of the site's facilities, including parking but excluding the Visitor Information Service.

Q Is Giant's Causeway man made?

No, the Giants Causeway was made by a volcanic eruption around 50-60 million years ago.

Q Can you see Scotland from the Giant's Causeway?

On a clear day, you can see Scotland from the Giants Causeway

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