Giant's Causeway Northern Ireland

8. Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Why go?

Giant's Causeway is renowned for its quirky polygonal columns of layered basalt which is the result of a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. No matter how well travelled your family is, the views are like nothing you're likely to have seen before, as the spectacular rock formations are surrounded by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs.

Why is it great for families?

Before heading out to discover the unique landscape, visit the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre to find out how you and the kids can explore, enjoy and help preserve Northern Ireland's only World Heritage site.

Visit the world-famous destination and get shown round with either a tour guide or pick up an audio guide and go at your own pace. There is a choice of four trails to take that are suited to every ability. The area is also suitable for picnics, so if you visit on a sunny day, be sure to pack a basket.

Best time to visit?

Spring / Summer is the best time to visit, as much of your day will be spent exploring outside. The Causeway is best seen at low tide so either visit first thing in the morning or late afternoon.

Price

The following prices are for tickets that are needed in order to access the Visitor Centre and use the outdoor audio guides.

Adult: £12.50
Children: £6.25
Family (2 adults 2 children): £31.25
Free for National Trust members. 

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