The Giant’s Causeway is the home of the world-famous basalt columns fringed by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of breathe taking cliffs and it remains unforgettable and unmistakable throughout your entire life once you have visited it. The Causeway is located in an area which is easily accessible from Belfast city by road and railway.
Below is a list of some of the most fascinating features and natural phenomena you will enjoy once you are there;
- The polygonal columns of layered basalt, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland which acts as the focal point of an area of outstanding natural beauty and which has attracted visitors from all parts of the world for centuries harbouring a variety of local and natural history.
- Experience the mystery and stories of the landscape in the exhibition area of the award-winning Visitor Centre, which comprises a cafe serving seasonal, regional fare and retail zone where you can pick up locally-sourced memories of your causeway trip in the form of beautiful souvenirs and handicrafts. Experience the art interior designed by award winning architects Heneghan-Peng, the grass roof which offers 360 degree views of the Causeway coastline, the interactive spaces, watch Finn McCool on the big screen and unlock the secrets of this inspirational landscape.
- Have a beautiful sight of the Sea birds off the coast around the Causeway, with species such as fulmar, petrel and razorbill being frequently observed alongside rare and unusual plant species on the cliffs and nearby rock formations.
- Have a look at the fascinating beauty of the trails suited to every ability, a challenging coastal hike and in addition, a new accessible cliff top walk for families and people with disabilities suitable for picnics, cliff and country walks. Dogs are welcome on leads too.
- The Innovative pocket size audio guide available in 9 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Polish.
- Take the option of a guided walk led by an experienced member of the National Trust team available daily at hourly intervals during off-peak times and becoming more frequent during peak season.
- Check out the new retail facility introducing new and exclusive local products as well as fully accessible toilets, changing facilities for people with disabilities, grab and go style cafe, Orientation leaflet and amble Parking.
- Reasonable fee at the Giant’s Causeway categorized for Adults, children, families (2 Adults + 3 Children under 17 years – under 5 years free) and group visits (minimum 15 people) with great discounts.
- Euro, Credit/Debit Cards are accepted and there is free WI-Fi and an onsite gift shop is also available.
When it comes to traveling from Belfast to the Giant’s Causeway by road, Allen’s Tours does it all for you. The tour was awarded the best tour company worldwide and it is World Host accredited. You can be sure that the experience you get is world class and one that you will remember for a lifetime.
What to expect when traveling to the Giant’s Causeway using Allen’s Tours through the famous coast road;
The departure time from Belfast is 9:30am and return time is between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. The first photo stop of the day is usually at Carrickfergus Castle, one of the most preserved medieval castles in Ireland where King William III first set foot in Ireland in 1690. More photo stops are also scheduled as the journey progresses. You will be able to see the breath taking views of the Glens of Antrim on the way.
Some little towns and villages will also be visible on this route including; Glenarm, well known for its abundant salmon fishing and haunted castle, Carnlough with its harbour and distinctive rural character, Ballycastle the home to the one and only 400 year old ‘Oul Lammas Fair’, Carrick-a-Rede with its death defying rope bridge and stunning views of Rathlin Island, Ballintoy – a delightful coastal town and the Giants Causeway cafe 30 minute lunch stop.
This is usually a fully guided informative tour through the coast road which you can’t afford to miss! It is very well organized and the departure point is usually at their office at 29 Donegal Rd, opposite the Belfast International Youth Hostel. It’s highly recommended for passengers to arrive 10 minutes prior to departure. You can also make prior arrangements to be picked up from your guest house or hotel.