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Giant's Causeway Overview
The Giant's Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worthy of a visit, especially if the weather is fine. Comprising of over 40,000 basalt columns that were created when volcanic lava, which flowed through the chalk rocks above made contact with the sea, cooled rapidly and cracked into these geometrical shapes. Almost all are sis-sided although there are a few four and five sided columns as well.
Located a few miles west of Bushmills (itself famous as the home of the world's oldest whiskey distillery) and a few more miles east of Ballycastle in north county Antrim, the landscape will well signposted. Whilst there is a shuttle bus service from the cliff-top visitor centre, if your legs allow walk down to the main causeway and then take the return route that rises to the clifftops and if the weather permits affords views righhth across to Scotland and west to Inishowen in Donegal. If you are in the region - don't miss it. If climate change continues at this pace it will be submerged within the next 50 years.
How The Causeway Came to Be, there are many stories about that:
In Fingal's cave on the isle of Staffa in Scotland there are similar basalt columns, can the stories of the giants be real?