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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 near 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, 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 of the Giant's Causeway and 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 in Iceland, but these are not as impressing as the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. The Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast gained 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 - Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast: The Giant's Causeway is one of the geological wonders of the world....

Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast: The Giant's Causeway is one of the geological

wonders of the world. This breathtaking landscape of about 40.000 massive basalt columns is

situated on the north coast of Northern Ireland near Bushmills in County Antrim. The Giant's

Causeway and the Causeway Coast were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

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

    Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast: The Giant's Causeway is one of the geological

    wonders of the world. This breathtaking landscape of about 40.000 massive basalt columns is

    situated on the north coast of Northern Ireland near Bushmills in County Antrim. The Giant's

    Causeway and the Causeway Coast were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

  2. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The unique columns of the Giant's Causeway. The Giant's Causeway is a natural...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The unique columns of the Giant's Causeway.

    The Giant's Causeway is a natural UNESCO World Heritage. Visitors are brought from

    the Visitor Centre to the Giant's Causeway by shuttle bus, but it is also possible to walk

    on your own to the Giant's Causeway and various routes along the Causeway Coast. 

  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...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: Solidified lava formation along the Causeway Coast.

    The Giant's Causeway is the result of a volcanic eruption about 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...

    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 ocean and emerge

    again around the 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 permitted to walk on the hexagonal 'stepping stones' of the Giant's Causeway....

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: It is permitted to walk on the hexagonal 'stepping

    stones' of the Giant's Causeway. The Giant's Causeway is one of the most popular tourist

    attraction in Northern Ireland. The Giant's Causeway was discovered in 1692. During the

    19th century, the Giant's Causeway became a popular tourist attraction for wealthy people. 

  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...

    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 Giant's Causeway are not unique....

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The Middle Causeway.

    The hexagonal basalt columns of Giant's Causeway are not unique. Similar basalt structures

    exist in several places in the world, such as the Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park

    in Iceland, but these are not as impressing as the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.

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

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: These free standing basalt columns of the Giant's

    Causeway are known as 'Chimney Tops' or 'Chimney Stacks'. The Giant's Causeway was

    named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

    Northern Ireland. The Giant's Causeway was declaredan UNESCO World Heritage 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...

    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 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 'Finn McCool's Organ' and a rock known...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: A pathway leads around the Causeway Coast

    to 'Finn McCool's Organ' and a rock known as the 'Chimney Tops' or '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: The Giant's Causeway, behind the Giant's Causeway lies Aird's Snout, Port Noffer...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: 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: The Giant's Causeway seen from the Red Trail, the Cliff Path Walk, on the right the Grand...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The Giant's Causeway seen from the Red Trail, the

    Cliff Path Walk, on the right the Grand Causeway, the Middle causeway and Little Causeway

    on the left. The Giant's Causeway lies on the north coast of Northern Ireland. The Giant's

    Causeway and Causeway Coast is the only UNESCO World Heritage in Northern Ireland.

  13. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The Grand Causeway seen from above. The Grand Causeway is the largest and most impressive part of...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: The Grand Causeway seen from above.

    The Grand Causeway is the largest and most impressive part of the Giant's Causeway.

    The Giant's Causeway consists of three small peninsulas, the Grand Causeway, Middle

    Causeway and Little Causeway, stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean.

  14. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: A beautiful sunset at the Great Stookan. The Great Stookan is the coast west of the Giant's...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: A beautiful sunset at the Great Stookan.

    The Great Stookan is the coast west of the Giant's Causeway. There are several trails

    along the Causeway Coast, such as the Red Trail, the Yellow Trail and the Blue Trail,

    you can 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, Port Granny on the Causeway Coast seen from the clifftop walk. The Red Trail...

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast: Sunset at Port Granny, Port Granny on the

    Causeway Coast seen from the clifftop walk. The Red Trail at the Giant's Causeway is

    a clifftop walk with breathtaking views of the Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast. 

    Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.