Giants Causeway

The Giants Causeway is possibly one of the most visited natural attractions that Northern Ireland has to offer. Its 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption, rise up to 12 metres from the County Antrim Coast to make this world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Causeway is located close to Bushmills, Coleraine and Ballycastle along Northern Irelands breathtaking and the rugged Causeway coastline. It is flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs.

The area provides plenty to do and see. Keep an eye out for the old lady climbing the hill, the Giants Boot, the Camel and have a seat on the Wishing Chair.

The new visitors centre, with its basalt columns and shiny glass, hosts an interactive exhibition exploring the Giant's Causeway.

Outdoor audio guide availabe, providing information in nine languages. Audio guide also available for visually imparied visitors.

Facilities

Café
Grab-and-go coffee shop.
Shop
Local and unique gifts for sale.
Accessibility
Accessible trail. Ground partly accessible - uneven, narrow and loose in places. Baby-changing facilities. Accessibility path for pushchairs. Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted. Assistance dogs only are permitted in the visitor centre.
Accessible toilets
Accessible toilets and changing places.
Accessible parking
Mobility parking.

Opening Hours

Coastline - Dawn to dusk

North Antrim Coast Path - Dawn to dusk

Visitor Centre - Seasonal opening:

October: 9.00am to 6.00pm

November to January: 9.00am to 5.00pm

February to April: 9.00am to 6.00pm

April to September: 9.00am to 7.00pm

Charges

Access: 

Standard whole property

Adult: £9.00

Child: £4.50

Family: £22.00

Group adult: n/a

Group child: n/a

Pre-purchase and save:

Visit giantscausewaytickets.com and save £1.50 on adult admission, £1 on child admission and £3.50 on family admission.

Go green and save:

Arrive by public transport, bicycle or on foot and save £2 on adult admission, £1.25 on child admission and £4 on family admission.

Green admission discount also available from Park and Ride in Bushmills village (March to October). Green savings applied at admission point. Shuttlebus to stones is operated by Translink and a separate charge applies to non-members.

Parking: 

Onsite parking is reserved for visitors admitted through the Visitor Centre.

Parking across three car parks and Park and Ride facility.

Tourist information centre and Bureau de Change in visitor centre.

Getting There

By park and ride

Operating between March and October, the Giant's Causeway park and ride service runs every 20 minutes from Bushmills village. Visitors travelling this way receive a 'green discount' at admission. For more information please call 028 2073 1855 and choose option 2.

By car

The Giant's Causeway and Visitor Centre is located on the B147 Causeway road. It is 2 miles from Bushmills village, 11 miles from Coleraine and 13 miles from Ballycastle.

Sat-Nav: Visitor Centre C9444439; Sat Nav BT57 8SU Park and ride C94104 41034; Sat Nav BT57 8SE

By bus

Regular services available, some are seasonal. Ulsterbus Service 172; Goldline Service 221; Causeway Rambler Service 402; Open Top Causeway Coast Service 177; Antrim Coaster Service 252. Visitors travelling this way receive a 'green discount' at admission to Visitor Centre. Visit Translink website for detailed information

By foot

If you prefer to go by foot the Causeway Coast Way is a breathtaking 33-mile stretch of Ireland's most celebrated coastline. This route links to the Giant's Causeway trail network. Visitors travelling this way receive a 'green discount' at admission to Visitor Centre. Plan your walk along the Causeway Coast Way

By cycle

Route 93 of the National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland runs round the coast from Newry to Ballycastle via Bangor and Belfast. Visitors travelling this way receive a 'green discount' at admission to Visitor Centre - Sustrans

By train

Regular train services operate from Belfast or Londonderry to Coleraine, then change to bus connection Ulsterbus Service 172. Visitors travelling this way receive a 'green discount' at admission to Visitor Centre. Northern Ireland Railways information

 

Walk Trails

Circular, 2 miles

Giant's Causeway. World Heritage Site and geological wonder steeped in legend.

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Contact

+44 (0) 28 2073 1855

Location

44 Causeway Road, Bushmills

This site is funded
courtesy of
Big Lottery Fund Ulster Garden Villages
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