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Booking your visit to the Giant's Causeway

Two visitors walking with a selection of the Causeway columns which form the Grand Causeway rising up behind them
Gp through the Giant's Gate and you can walk beside a selection of the columns that form the Grand Causeway | © Annapurna Mellor/National Trust

Visitor Experience tickets include guided tours with a member of our story-telling team, access to the Visitor Centre interpretation and exhibition area, cafe, shop, use of audio guides available in 11 languages, parking and use of all facilities within the award-winning Visitor Centre.

Visitor Experience ticket holders can also make use of a range of accessibility equipment, including motorised scooters and wheelchairs. This equipement is available on a first come, first served basis. Please speak to a member of staff if you would like to borrow equipment to aid the enjoyment of your visit to the World Heritage Site.

When to visit?

The Giant's Causeway is a popular destination, particularly during peak times such as bank holidays and the summer months. We recommend choosing to visit before 11am or after 2pm as these are normally quieter times at the World Heritage Site. Pre-booking helps us prepare for your visit and also helps reduce queue times for everyone.

Park and Ride Service

Park and Ride allows you to park your car in the quaint village of Bushmills and take one of Translink's local bus services to and from the Giant's Causeway.

The Park and Ride Service is now in operation from Dundarave Car Park in Bushmills, where you can park your car and enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee or visit some shops in the village before or after your visit to the World Heritage Site.

Please go to the Bushmills Visitor Information Centre at the car park if you would like to visit in this way and you can take advantage of the 'Green Ticket' savings, which reduce adult ticket prices to £11 per adult and £5.50 per child, which includes your bus ticket and Visitor Experience tickets.

Travelling by campervan/motorhome?

If you are planning to visit with a campervan or motorhome, please be aware we have very limited parking onsite.

Your Visitor Experience tickets include car parking for a standard car parking space (4.8m x 2.25m). If your campervan or motorhome fits in a standard car parking space, then we recommend you book online.

If your vehicle does not fit into a standard car parking space, you are asked to park in our Park and Ride facility in Dundarave Car Park in Bushmills village, where you can arrive at your leisure and save on your Visitor Experience tickets by purchasing Green Ticket from the Visitor Information Centre in Bushmills. This allows you to park and travel to and from the Giant’s Causeway via a local bus service. Your Park and Ride ticket will include your Visitor Experience and bus ticket and these are available from the Visitor Information Centre.

Translink Accessible Bus

The Translink Accessible Bus shuttle service is in operation at the Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site, running from the rear of the Visitor Centre to the Grand Causeway and return.

This shuttle service is operated by our partners at Translink and there is a seperate charge of £1/ 1.20Euro for use of this service, intended for visitors who could not walk independently to and from the stones themselves. We ask that priority is given to visitors in need of this service.

National Trust members can use this Accessible Bus service for free on production of a valid membership card.

This shuttle service accepts card payments and is accessible by wheelchairs, with priority seating areas to the front for passengers requiring easy access.

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Book your visit

Please note it is recommended that your book tickets to the Giant's Causeway. You can book for today up until 8am.

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