Enjoy the unique Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience

A tour group pictured on the cliff path during the Clifftop Experience

There are two ways to experience the Giant’s Causeway… visit the stones or take the road less travelled and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a stunning five-mile hike along the thrilling clifftop path.

The Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience is a unique opportunity to see Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site like never before! Delivered by the National Trust in partnership with local tour company 'Away a Wee Walk', this fully guided hike offers an alternative route to the Giant’s Causeway, boasting many undiscovered views of the coast line.

Visitors will be rewarded with a ‘new’ and rarely seen view of the Giant’s Causeway as they approach the stones at the end of a spectacular walk, taking in incredible clifftop views truly unique to the Causeway Coast and Northern Ireland.

Beginning at Dunseverick Castle, the walk covers five spectacular miles of wonderful wild and rugged coastal scenery along grass and gravel paths, offering walkers the opportunity to see much more of the World Heritage Site than most people even know exists!

Clifftop Experience boasts new heights for visitors to the North Coast
A group enjoying the unique views on the Clifftop Experience
Clifftop Experience boasts new heights for visitors to the North Coast

The perfect ‘tour’ option for hikers and walkers, and those who want the ‘full’ and authentic Causeway coastline experience, the clifftop path undulates along the coast gradually getting higher and higher. There are stone steps, wooden stiles and ‘kissing’ gates to cross along the way, as you make your way to the most northerly point of Northern Ireland.

You will be treated to fascinating stories of the Giant’s Causeway and learn about the history and geology of the Causeway Coastline from our passionate and knowledgeable tour guides. With stops at the most stunning viewpoints in Northern Ireland, such as Hamilton’s Seat - 'The Most Epic View in Northern Ireland' according to Walk NI (2017) – the Clifftop Experience is a truly memorable and unique experience!

Walkers end their clifftop hike with views leading to the Giant's Causeway, where you can climb the legendary basalt columns before exploring the interactive exhibition within the Visitor Centre. All participants in the Clifftop Experience have access to the full Visitor Experience at the Giant's Causeway, voted the UK's Best Heritage Attraction for the past three years.

The National Trust, the UK's largest conservation charity, maintains this section of the famous Ulster Way walking route. The remarkable cliff landscape and coastal farmland is home for creatures big and small. While the Clifftop allows you to enjoy the Giant’s Causeway away from the crowds, you will share the unrivalled views with cattle and sheep that inhabit the surrounding fields, chomping down the long grass, while insects thrive below.

Check out the Clifftop Experience video to see more for yourself...

Walking tour information
The Clifftop Experience walk departs daily from the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre at 12.15pm for the Rambler bus to Dunseverick Castle. The walk returns along the cliff-tops to the Giant's Causeway and is expected to take around 31/2 hours to complete, with 21/2 hours of that walking time. Maximum group size is 18. Children must be aged 12 years plus.

What to bring
A good level of health and fitness is required to complete this hike. Walkers are also advised to carry some water and sunblock.

Please note: this is a broad but open clifftop path. The path undulates and is uneven on occasion and it can be wet underfoot. Solid walking shoes are essential, as is appropriate weather-proof clothing.

To book
Pre-booking is essential online at: www.giantscausewaytickets.com
You must book by 4pm the day before you intend to do the walk.

Cost: £35 per person; includes entry to the full Visitor Experience at the Giant’s Causeway, Rambler bus service and shuttle bus.

For more information contact the National Trust North Coast Booking Office on: T: +44 (0)28 2073 3419; or E-mail: northcoastbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk