Greencastle (Londonderry), Ireland
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Approximately 8 Hours
Take a journey to Northern Ireland's most famous landmark and only UNESCO World Heritage Site -- the Giant's Causeway. Before you visit the causeway, a short panoramic drive will introduce you to the historic city of Londonderry. From here, travel through the towns of Limavady and Coleraine to join the Antrim Coast at Portrush and arriving at the Giant's Causeway.
The causeway's 40,000 basalt columns are a rampart against ferocious Atlantic storms and this remarkable landform draws people from far and wide to this corner of North Antrim. Legend says that a giant, Finn MacCool, built it so he could visit his giant-girlfriend in Scotland. Scientists offer a completely different explanation involving geological forces.
The Visitor Center at the Giant's Causeway is an interpretative facility that allows you to decide for yourself which explanation is most likely. Your imagination will travel with you along stepping-stones that lead either to the creative turbulence of a bygone volcanic age or into the myths and legends of the past.
Lunch is served at a local hotel.
Afterwards, relax and enjoy the journey to Londonderry via the magnificent scenery of the Antrim coast. You'll stop to photograph Dunluce Castle. Built in the 14th century, Dunluce is perched at the edge of a magnificent cliff with the fierce Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop.
Please note: The walk to and from the causeway is approximately 1 mile each way.