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Giant's Causeway

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The Giant's Causeway is a geological jewel and one of the most impressive natural wonders in the world. Beyond its world famous 40,000 basalt steps, there's a wealth of wildlife to be discovered. It's also one of the best places in the British Isles to go rock pooling.

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Giant's Causeway - Visitor Guide


Giant's Causeway, 44a Causeway Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Postcode BT57 8SU
Telephone:028 2073 1582 (North Antrim office)

Fax:028 2073 2963
Grid reference:Grid reference: C 954453
Location map: Multimap of Giant's Causeway
Key attractions:Basalt columns. Rockpoolong and marine life. Birds.
Essential kit:Sensible footwear.
Nature watching:

Walks - Lichens, Crabs, birds, plants, butterflies.


Coast path with info panels extends 12 miles to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.


Bird watching: it's worth following the path around the headland to see a good variety of birds.


Bus to stones operated by Translink. Disabled parking in main car park. Adapted WC at visitor centre.


Grounds are partly accessible with steep slopes, numerous steps, loose gravel, hard gravel, grass, uneven and narrow paths, and undulating terrain.


Map of accessible route available. Ramped entrance to tea room.

Getting there:

By car - located on B146 Causeway-Dunseverick road 2ml east of Bushmills.

Bus - Causeway Coaster minibus from visitor centre to stones. Ulsterbus 172, 177. Causeway Rambler bus (Ulsterbus 376) between Bushmills and Carrick-a-Rede in summer. Ulsterbus 252 - circular route from Belfast.

Rail: Coleraine (10 miles) or Portrush (8 miles). Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Steam Railway - 200 yards. Tel. 028 2073 2844.

Opening times:

Year round - daily.

Charges:Admission free. Donations welcome. Group guided tours: £3, Child £2. Out-of-hours £4.50.
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