11 Sep 2023
The Giant’s Causeway is one of the geological wonders of the world so make sure you see its most famous features and uncover their mythological meaning.
The Grand Causeway
4 The Giant’s Pipe Organ and the Giant’s Boot
Walk a little way beyond the Grand Causeway to see a rock formation characterized by tall and straight columns that resemble organ pipes. Nearby, sitting on the rocky beach, is the Giant’s Boot, said to have fallen off Fionn mac Cumhaill’s foot as he fled from the Scottish giant Benandonner.
5 The Camel
The curved hump on a basaltic dyke sitting at the bottom of the cliffs led to this rock formation being called the camel. In the Fionn mac Cumhaill story, the camel was the only beast that could carry the giant but was sadly turned to stone.
6 Clifftop trails
There are a number of clifftop trails that give you a stunning bird’s-eye view of the causeway and beyond to the ocean. Choose from the red, blue, green and yellow trails, designed to suit every ability or take a fully guided 5-mile hike with the Clifftop Experience, which begins at Dunseverick Castle and ends at the Giant’s Causeway.
Giant's Causeway Pipe Organ, Co. Antrim.
Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre.
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