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Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast

Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The Giant's Causeway is one of the geological wonders of the world. This fascinating landscape of about 40.000 massive basalt columns is rising out of the sea on the north coast of Northern Ireland close to the small village of Bushmills in County Antrim. The Giant's Causeway is the result of a volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago, the basaltic lava cooled rapidly, it contracted and cracked to form mainly hexagonal columns. The Giant's Causeway consists of three small peninsulas: the Little Causeway, the Middle Causeway and Grand Causeway. The Grand Causeway is the largest and the most impressive part of the Giant's Causeway. A pathway leads around the Causeway Coast along basalt formations known as 'Finn McCool's Organ' and the 'Chimney Tops'. The Cliff Path Walk offers the most spectacular views over the Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast. The hexagonal basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway are not unique. Similar basalt structures exist in several places in the world, such as the Svartifoss waterfall in the Skaftafell National Park on Iceland, but these are not as impressing as the Giant's Causeway. The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986. World Heritage Art: Giant's Causeway Photo Art: Darkness Falls over Giant's Causeway. 

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Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - The Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast: The Giant's Causeway is one of the geological wonders of the world....

The Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast: The Giant's Causeway is one of the geological wonders of the world. This breathtaking landscape of around 40.000 massive basalt columns is situated on the north coast of Northern Ireland close to Bushmills in County Antrim. The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.

  1. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - The Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast: The Giant's Causeway is one of the geological wonders of the world....

    The Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast: The Giant's Causeway is one of the geological wonders of the world. This breathtaking landscape of around 40.000 massive basalt columns is situated on the north coast of Northern Ireland close to Bushmills in County Antrim. The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.

  2. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The unique columns of the Giant's Causeway. Visitors are brought from the Visitor...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The unique columns of the Giant's Causeway. Visitors are brought from the Visitor Centre to the Giant's Causeway by a shuttle bus, it is also possible to walk on your own to the Giant's Causeway and the various hiking trails along the Causeway Coast. The Giant's Causeway is one of the natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  3. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: Solidified lava formation along the Causeway Coast. The Giant's Causeway is the result of a volcanic...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: Solidified lava formation along the Causeway Coast. The Giant's Causeway is the result of a volcanic eruption around sixty million years ago, the basaltic lava cooled, contracted and cracked to form mainly hexagonal columns, but there are also some basalt columns with four, five, seven or more sides.

  4. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The hexagonal columns of the Middle Causeway. The basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway are...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The hexagonal columns of the Middle Causeway. The basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway are disappearing into the Atlantic Ocean and appeare again around Fingal's Cave, a sea cave on the uninhabited Scottish Island of Staffa. The Giant's Causeway is the result of a volcanic eruption some sixty million years ago.

  5. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: It is allowed to walk on the hexagonal 'stepping stones' of the Giant's Causeway....

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: It is allowed to walk on the hexagonal 'stepping stones' of the Giant's Causeway. The Giant's Causeway was discovered in 1692. In the 19th century, the Giant's Causeway became a popular tourist attraction for wealthy people. Nowadays, the Giant's Causeway is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.

  6. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The basalt columns of the Middle Causeway. The Giant's Causeway is the result of a volcanic...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The basalt columns of the Middle Causeway. The Giant's Causeway is the result of a volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago. The Giant's Causeway consists of three small peninsulas of basalt columns, the Little Causeway, the Middle Causeway and the most impressive Grand Causeway.

  7. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The Middle Causeway. The hexagonal basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway are not unique,...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The Middle Causeway. The hexagonal basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway are not unique, similar basalt structures exist in many other places in the world, such as the basalt formations on Grimsey Island and the Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park on Iceland, but these are not as impressing as the Giant's Causeway.

  8. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: These free standing iconoc basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway are known as the...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: These free standing iconoc basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway are known as the 'Chimney Tops' or the 'Chimney Stacks'. The Giant's Causeway was named the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Giant's Causeway was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986.

  9. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The Middle Causeway and Grand Causeway. The Giant's Causeway is the result of a volcanic...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The Middle Causeway and Grand Causeway. The Giant's Causeway is the result of a volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago, the basaltic lava cooled rapidly, contracted and cracked to form mainly hexagonal columns. The Grand Causeway is the largest and most impressive part of the Giant's Causeway.

  10. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: A pathway leads around the Causeway Coast to a basalt formation called 'Finn McCool's...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: A pathway leads around the Causeway Coast to a basalt formation called 'Finn McCool's Organ' and a rock known as the 'Chimney Tops' or the 'Chimney Stacks'. The fascinating landscape of the Giant's Causeway is rising out of the Atlantic Ocean on the north coast of Northern Ireland.

  11. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: A small part of the Giant's Causeway, behind the Giant's Causeway lies Aird's Snout,...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: A small part of the Giant's Causeway, behind the Giant's Causeway lies Aird's Snout, Port Noffer and the Great Stookan, the headland to the west of the Giant's Causeway. The Giant's Causeway is situated at the foot of the basalt cliffs and stretches along the Causeway Coast for more than five kilometres.

  12. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: A view of the Giant's Causeway from the Red Trail, the Cliff Path Walk, in the upper part of the...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: A view of the Giant's Causeway from the Red Trail, the Cliff Path Walk, in the upper part of the photo the Grand Causeway, the Middle Causeway and Little Causeway in front of it. The Giant's Causeway lies on the north coast of Northern Ireland. The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast is the only World Heritage in Northern Ireland.

  13. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: Aview of the Grand Causeway from above. The Giant's Causeway consists of three small peninsulas, the...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: Aview of the Grand Causeway from above. The Giant's Causeway consists of three small peninsulas, the Grand Causeway, Middle Causeway and Little Causeway, stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean. The Grand Causeway is the largest and most impressive part of the Giant's Causeway.

  14. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: An amazing sunset at the Great Stookan, the coast west of the Giant's Causeway. There are...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: An amazing sunset at the Great Stookan, the coast west of the Giant's Causeway. There are several hiking trails along the Causeway Coast, such as the Red Trail, the Yellow Trail and the Blue Trail, it is possible to walk to the Amphitheatre viewpoint and to the top of the Shepherd's Steps.

  15. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: Sunset at Port Granny on the Causeway Coast, viewed from the clifftop walk. The Red Trail at the...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: Sunset at Port Granny on the Causeway Coast, viewed from the clifftop walk. The Red Trail at the Giant's Causeway is a clifftop walk with breathtaking views of the Giant's Causeway, Causeway Coast and Atlantic Ocean. The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.