Giant’s Causeway – The Loveliest Day

Soaking wet after the dog walk tonight, I desperately long for a lost summer. When in Ireland (a rainy country they say…) this May,  we had sunshine, 20 degrees C and no wind on the north coast. I just have to go back for the photos…think I will show you just How…lucky we were, and what a glorious day we had at Giant’s Causeway. Our landlord told us the weather had not been this beautiful any day this year, 2017.

The walking distance makes this trip a half day tour, but in full sun, everything is just amazing and you can walk any distance… There was even the possibility, for elderly or disabled people, of using a van.

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. (Although legend has it built by the Irish Giant Fionn…)It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland.

The area was declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. According to Wikipedia, there was a poll in 2005, where Radio Times’ readers voted the Giant’s Causeway as the fourth greatest natural wonder in UK.

 

 

 

The Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site is today one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. Read about the legend of the two fighting giants from Ireland and Scotland, and the building of the Causeway, here.

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30 comments on “Giant’s Causeway – The Loveliest Day

  1. All I can say is…..Wow. Gorgeous! The causeway is spectacular! Sorry that you have had a short summer with little sun. I know what it’s like to crave the sun after months of gloom. I hope you get more sunny days soon.

  2. Another lovely place I haven’t managed to visit. What a year for sunshine and showers! 🙂 I have an Irish friend in my walking group and she says there’s never a day without some.

  3. It is a great location…..and in storms even more dramatic. But it so long since we were there, no signs of any visitor centre, no Heritage interests just a wild dramatic location at peace with its visitors. 🙂

    • Luckily you do not have to use the visitor centre – just walk by and enjoy the wilderness some kilometres away from it. You can also park your car along the road and walk over the hills and cliffs. I don’t know what is the matter with us humans…destroying everything because of money. Greed is just humanity’s worst vice.

  4. It’s a marvel to know that the structures are natural formations. Count myself lucky to have visited Fingal’s cave – Staffa Island – also the same basalt columnar formations. Have a feeling of mysticism – and love the mythology surrounding the stories.

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