Giants Causeway (Northern Ireland) Reviews
Newest Review: ... for! There is quite a walk down to the causeway itself although a minibus will take you most of the way if you find walking arduous. On the way down you pass basalt columns that hint at what you will find at the bottom. The six-sided columns of basalt spring out of the sea and are battered by the waves constantly, which shows just how hard these volcanic rocks are. Parts of the structure are safe to climb on with care, and the braver/more foolhardy can venture further out, although I'd recommend caution as they can be hard to get around on. If you take the Causeway coast walk you can follow a path along the coast, seeing more of th... more
Customer Giants Causeway (Northern Ireland) Reviews (6)
by - written on 30/01/10 (Very useful, 82 readings)
The Giants Causeway is probably the visitor attraction that most people visiting Northern Ireland have heard of. It is well sign-posted (from pretty much everywhere!) and has ample visitor parking. There is a tea shop which serves drinks and light refreshments and a gift shop with the inevitable postcards, pencils and other tourist grot that people are persuaded to part with money for! There is quite a walk down to the causeway itself although a minibus will take you most of the way if you find walking arduous. On the way down you pass basalt columns that hint at what you will find at the bottom. The six-sided columns of basalt spring out of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/02/09 (Very useful, 126 readings)
The Giants Causeway is popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. Situated in Country Antrim, this odd collection of 40 thousand hexagonally shaped rocks is certainly worth a visit! In 1963 running and maintaining of the Causeway was taken over by the National Trust, and has remained that way to this day. For those visiting this site, there is no entry fee per se, however a parking fee of £2. Please bear in mind that this car park fee does go towards the running of this tourist site and is a good cause, but if you prefer to save your £2 you can park further down the road and have further to walk. Before braving the Causeway there is ... Read the complete review
by Alex - written on 25/08/08
This is a must-visit destination, but try to avoid peak times and weekends. It is truly amazing but its not well managed. Contrary to what one of the other reviewers say, its an easy walk to the accessible part of the causeway. They have long since closed the most beautiful part which was a more difficult walk. Anyone with normal fitness should be able to see the most important parts by foot. The buses are there for others. Unfortunately the buses share the same road as the pedestrians and go far too fast. I supect htey have been told to get up and down quickly so as to make more money but they are too fast and aggressive. This is just one instance of greed that ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/10/04, updated on 08/04/05 (Very useful, 2771 readings)
The Giants Causeway is a place all Northern Ireland children are sent to by their schools. Well it seems that way anyway; as when you ask someone “Have you ever been to the Giants Causeway?” the typical answer is “Oh yeah, I remember going there in primary three!” It’s up there with Belfast Zoo on the school’s secret list of ‘boring’ places to take youngsters. Well, that was my vague memory of it, I could recall a long bus journey from Derry to Antrim, I could remember someone spilling a carton of Five Alive down the aisle of the bus. I could remember that there weren’t enough seats on the bus, so we had to sit three in a seat. And I could also remember that when we got . Read the complete review
by - written on 25/04/01, updated on 25/04/01 (Very useful, 295 readings)
The Giants Causeway, a world heritage site, is a beautiful place whether you are a tourist, a local or have an interest in geology. The causeway is estimated to have been formed 60 - 65 million years ago when there was a lot of volcanic activity in the area, in fact it extends to the Scottish Isle of Staffa northeast from the North Antrim Coast. As the lava cooled, most likely in contact with water, it contracted forming cracks and creating the ‘honeycomb’ like basalt columns we see today. The columns are generally hexagonal, though the sides range from 5 – 8. There is a minibus that runs up and down to the middle causeway (the one ... Read the complete review
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