Giant's Causeway

Myths & legends

When humans first laid eyes on the Giant's Causeway they imagined it was the work of giants, which is how it got its name. 

For centuries people have been telling the story of how Irish  giant, Finn McCool, built this place. Nowadays science holds the answer for how it came to be but many still prefer the romantic myths and legends.

Watch the full Finn McCool animation in our Visitor Centre.

Geology & landscape

The prehistoric past is etched in the cliffs around the causeway, and millions of years of volcanic activity made layers of basalt which then cooled and cracked to form the curious columns. 

Dip into the science behind the Giant's Causeway in our interactive exhibition at the Visitor Centre before treading the famous stones of Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site. 

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