Try Giant’s Causeway Path To Find Heaven
The honeycomb shape, on the very edge of the Antrim plateau, Northern Ireland, is going to take your breath away. Around 60 million years ago, the “Giant’s Causeway” was created through a volcanic eruption forming hexagonal shaped, locked together. It composes around 40,000 interlocking basalt step like columns, some being about 12 meters (39 feet) is no wonder a geological wonder. Its also known as Clochán an Aifir, Clochán na bhFomhórach in Irish.
The legends says, an Irish giant FIONN MAC CUMHAILL (Fin MacCool) accepted the challenge to fight a Scottish Benandonner, and created the causeway across the North Channel where they could battle. Oonagh, Fionn’s wife disguises him as a baby and tucked in a cradle. When Benandonner saw the size of the baby, he anticipated that if the baby’s head is so giant, then what would his father be like! He flees back to Scotland and destroyed the causeway so that Fionn could not follow him. This is what legend says, but you can create your own memory and story.
Giant’s Causeway was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Also National Nature Reserve declared in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. It has incredible resemblance features such as Organ and Giant’s Boot structures, Giants Eyes, the Chimney Stacks, the Shepherd’s Steps; the Camel’s Hump the Honeycomb, the Giant’s Gate and the Giant’s Harp.
GIANT CAUSEWAY NEARBY ATTRACTIONS
- Bushmills Distillery : Enjoy tasting the Bushmill Distillery Irish Whiskey, which is one of the Irish oldest distillery. You can experience how it is made and even taste too. Do let us know the secrets of this Whiskey, as the distillery is making for more than 400 years.
- Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge : Stop and take posses at this thrilling rope bridge which is accessed by a short coastal footpath. This bridge is situated in Ballintoy Village near Ballycastle, consisting of mesmerizing vantage points.
- Dunluce Castle : This Castle situated near the town on Bushmills, having a dramatic history, of a villages burnt in ashes in 1641. Also the site witnessed loss of 240 lives in a sinking ship, that broke the rocks off Islay in 1857.
Do spend your life’s beautiful memories at Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.