Opening times for 10 December 2023
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Audio guide available in 11 languages as part of the Visitor Experience
Dogs on leads welcome in all areas of the Visitor Centre and across the World Heritage Site. Dogs on leads also welcome on guided tours.
Available for functions
Hourly guided tours available with our award-winning storytelling team as part of the Visitor Experience. Join the next guided tour from within the Visitor Centre.
Refreshments and snacks available within the Visitor Centre as part of the Visitor Experience.
Large shop, showcasing handmade craft and souvenirs, with over 80% made by local crafters, available to browse as part of the Visitor Experience.
On-site car park reserved for members and Visitor Experience ticket holders. Car park at Innisfree Farm, 60 Causeway Road, is available for parking at £10 per car for walkers to access the network of coastal paths.
Toilet facilities and Changing Places available within the Visitor Centre as part of the Visitor Experience. Exterior toilets available at the side of the Causeway Hotel for walkers.
Visitor Centre and Green Trail fully accessible. Changing places facility. Dog friendly inside and out. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters available for loan at no additional charge to members and Visitor Experience ticket holders.
Accessible route and/or map
Level access to food outlet
Level access to shop
Changing Places facility available for visitor's use during opening hours, please ask a member of the team for access.
Powered mobility vehicle available
Range of scooters and all-terrain wheelchairs available to borrow from the Visitor Centre.
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.
Parking: Parking in the vicinity of the Giant's Causeway is limited. The main car park, adjacent to the Visitor Centre, is reserved for members and Visitor Experience ticket holders. Everyone wishing to use this car park is advised to pre-book online to avoid disappointment. The Causeway Coast Way Car Park is available at 60 Causeway Road for the use of visitors wishing to walk the network of trails and parking there is available for £10 per car.
Sat Nav: Visitor Centre C9444439; Sat Nav BT57 8SU
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.
Regular train services operate from Belfast or Londonderry to Coleraine, then change to bus connection Ulsterbus Service 172. Northern Ireland Railways information
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.
Route 93 of the National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland runs round the coast from Newry to Ballycastle via Bangor and Belfast.
All groups arriving in coaches and mini coaches must be pre-booked with the Giant’s Causeway booking office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Online bookings are only for visitors that are arriving in a vehicle that can park in a standard car park space. There are very limited spaces available for larger vehicles such as large campervans and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
It is recommended you book your visit in advance to Giant's Causeway. If you're planning a visit to Giant's Causeway, read this article to find out everything you need to know.
Join our visitor experience team and connect with nature while learning more about Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site
Discover Giant's Causeway with your dog. Head out for a bracing walk to see the world-famous stones and coastline, stop by the café or explore the visitor centre. Giant's Causeway is a three pawprint rated place.
Find out about bringing your group to this important UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience the natural curiosity of the hexagonal stone columns on the coast in Northern Ireland.
World Heritage Site
One of Ireland’s most treasured landmarks, this is Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage site. Over 40,000 basalt columns, formed some 60 million years ago, are testament to a major stage in the earth's development. Also designated as SAC, ASSI, within an AONB and NNR.
Award-winning sustainable building providing interactive exhibition and visitor services, audio guides and guided walking tours, departing throughout the day, as part of the Visitor Experience.
Shuttle Bus Service
Two state-of-the-art minibus battery electric vehicles provide a popular shuttle service from the Visitor Experience building to the world-famous stone formations.
Network of four walking trails across 5km World Heritage site and home to native seabirds.
Take time to browse the spacious shop within the Visitor Centre, with a large range of handmade gifts, crafts and souvenirs made by local artists.
Grab and go style café offering hot and cold drinks, snacks and refreshments.
Visitor Experience car park
Parking in the vicinity of the Giant's Causeway is limited. The on-site car park, adjacent to the Visitor Centre, is reserved for members and Visitor Experience ticket holders, with pre-booking recommended to use this car park.
Causeway Coast Way car park
Car park at Innisfree Farm on Causeway Road, to facilitate walkers of the network of coastal walkways. Spaces here are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Explore Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk on the world-famous stones, see the basalt columns & soak up dramatic views of the rugged coastline
Carve out some frightfully fun time for all the family this autumn at the Giant's Causeway. All activities listed here are available at no extra cost to Visitor Experience ticket holders. The Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience includes guided tours throughout the day, parking, entrance to the Visitor Centre exhibition, shop, café, and use of all facilities.
The Giant's Causeway Clifftop Experience is a fully guided 5 mile hike along the clifftop paths and is delivered in partnership with Away A Wee Walk
Choose one of our virtual tours of the Giant's Causeway and explore this rugged landscape from the comfort of your own home.
With many unique viewing points along the way, this bracing clifftop trail boasts spectacular vistas of the world-famous Causeway Coast that are off the beaten track.
Discover rock formations steeped in Irish legends on the Blue Trail, a direct route of under a mile, leading directly to the world-famous stones of the Giant's Causeway.
Follow an accessible clifftop trail with views of the Giant's Causeway, Scotland and the Inishowen Peninsula and plenty of Irish legends and birdlife to enjoy.
Flanked by the wild Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it.
Visit Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn how the Causeway was formed with one of our award-winning storytellers by booking Visitor Experience tickets. We have guided tours running every hour; or you can pick up an audio guide and unlock the secrets of this landscape at your own pace, with information available in 11 languages and options to suit all ages.
You can walk to the stones for free, but our on-site car park is reserved for those buying tickets for our Visitor Experience, which includes guided tours, running throughout the day; use of the audio guides, access to the shop, cafe and exhibition. The onsite car park is reserved for Visitor Experience ticket holders, members and local community pass holders.
All visitors are encouraged to pre-book online before they visit. Pre-booking helps us prepare for your arrival and reduces queue times for you and your party. It also helps avoid disappointment or delays if you arrive at a busy time
Go to What's On to book Visitor Experience tickets in advance of your visit.
The Causeway Coast Way Car Park is available, up the Causeway Road, for walkers to access the Causeway Coast Way. It operates a PayByPhone system and the car parking charge is £10. Location code 805951. This car park is open 24 hours per day.
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