January 3, 2008
Giant’s Causeway of Northern Ireland is famous for it’s hexagonal columns formed when sea ice ground its way slowly past the high basalt cliffs, eroding the foreshore to shape the columns at the end of the ice age. It’s on the beautiful Causeway Coast of North Antrim Coastline.
From the visitor center, you can either walk on foot through Little Causeway, Middle Causeway where you can sit on a wishing chair then proceed to the Grand Causeway, or take a short bus ride straight to the Grand Causeway area. It is estimated that 37,000 basalt columns are in the Giant’s Causeway area.
This is one of my favorite places in Northern Ireland. The view of the columns and the coast is very beautiful. While it’s very impressive how the nature played the magic to those columns, it’s also interesting to hear the legends and tales of the area such as Finn MacCool and a woman in Staffa island in Scotland.
Giant’s Causeway: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-giantscauseway.htm