News & stories

Read the most up-to-date news and stories from the Giant's Causeway and our site team.

Causeway Memorial School

Causeway Memorial School now under the care of the National Trust

The Causeway Memorial School has been transferred to the care of the National Trust

Benbane Head along the Causeway Coast Way, voted Northern Ireland’s ‘Most Epic View’.

Everything to do at the North Coast this summer

Looking for something nice to do this summer? We've compiled a list of all the exciting activities everyone can enjoy, big or small, when visiting the stunning Causeway Coast.

Clementine a volunteer at the Giant's Causeway standing in the Exhibition area

"I travelled from Paris to Northern Ireland to Volunteer with the National Trust"

As part of Volunteer Week we are shining a light on Clementine Rhein who took some time out from studying in France last year to volunteer in Northern Ireland

Hilda Quinn, a National Trust Volunteer turned Employee standing at the Retail Desk in the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre

"My Career Break to Volunteer became a Career Change"

We're celebrating Volunteers' Week this year, 1 - 7 June 2019, as a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution our National Trust volunteers make across our sites. Meet Hilda a Volunteer at the Giant's Causeway whose career break turned into a career change.

Father and daughter having a picnic

Make your Picnic a Piece of Cake

If you are searching for the perfect picnic spot this summer or looking for a change of scenery, the National Trust has shared its top tips for picnicking across spots nearby it’s special places.

Numerous amounts of visitors exploring across the Giant's Causeway stones

National Trust calls on community to have its say through capacity study

The National Trust calls on community to have its say through new capacity study inspired by the phenomenal and fast-paced growth of tourism to Northern Ireland

The Clifftop Experience along the Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

An Alternative Guide to the North Coast

Explore a new alternative guide to the North Coast with some top tips for what to do and not to do at the Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede

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

Enjoy the unique Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience

The Clifftop Experience is a fantastic 5-mile hike from the ruin of Dunseverick Castle, along the coastline to Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway.

Giant's Causeway staff collecting the 2017 award

It's a hat-trick!

The Giant's Causeway has been named the UK's Best Heritage Attraction for the third year in a row!

Boys playing with Finn McCool swords outside the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre

A giant thank you

Anyone with a National Lottery ticket or scratch card can enjoy the full Visitor Experience at the Giant's Causeway for free on Wednesday 13 December

National Trust staff presenting gifts to volunteers David and Moya outside the Visitor Centre

Fond farewell to loyal volunteers David and Moya

What inspires a volunteer to give of their time?

National Trust's sleeping giant campaign wins two national awards

Giant results at prestigious social media awards

The Giant’s Causeway Sleeping Giant campaign scoops two national awards

The Queeen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the Giant's Causeway

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh make first visit to Giant’s Causeway

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed to the Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site today by National Trust rangers, volunteers, local crafters and some lucky visiting tourists.

moth trapping

Mad about moths

Eager to find out more about these winged creatures of the night? Our Giant's Causeway area ranger Dr Cliff Henry tells us what fascinates him about moths. Find out how to make your garden inviting to moths as well.

Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience Ranger Keith Acheson with members of Tour Guides NI

Sharing our passion for special places

The National Trust supports the creation of Northern Ireland’s first tour guiding network.

Picture shows a selection of products and literature included in the Giant's Causeway goody bag

Taste of the North Coast

A group of international tour operators had the complete North Coast experience on a recent visit.

Coastline at Giant's Causeway

30 years of UNESCO in Northern Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway's status as a World Heritage Site cements the popular landmark as the keystone of Northern Ireland tourism.

Picture shows a woman in a pale coloured coat with an audio guide to her ear

Chinese visitors warmly welcomed on North Coast

National Trust set to encourage the trend of Chinese visitors to the Giant's Causeway.

Stephanie Popp reclining on the Giant's Boot at the causeway

Volunteer profile: Stephanie Popp

We caught up with Stephanie for a quick chat about what attracted her to a volunteering role and how she has adapted to life in rural Northern Ireland.

Picture shows red swirling pattern on the surface of a leaf

Micro moths at Giant's Causeway

The rare Sorrel Pigmy moth caterpillar has been discovered at the causeway, the first time this species has been spotted in Northern Ireland.

Picture shows Christopher and Peter Algie receiving their certificates with the Giant's Causeway team

Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme at causeway  

Twin brothers Christopher and Peter Algie completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award at the Giant's Causeway.