See the best of Northern Ireland’s landmarks
Are you interested in the world of Ireland’s myths and legends that surround Giant’s Causeway Day tour? Head north to one of the more unique landscapes in the world and walk in the footsteps of legendary giants. Your visit to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site with hexagon volcanic columns, will include views of the Giant’s Boot and the Chimney stacks, where you can take a number of once-in-a-lifetime photos. The Causeway, made up of over 40,000 basalt columns, is a 60 million-year-old legacy to lava and the aftermath of volcanic crashing, burning and cooling.
However, according to legend, The Giant’s Causeway was once claimed to have been the handiwork of ancient Irish legend and giant Finn McCool. He and his Scottish nemesis Benandonner were at war, and, it is said, that Finn, in a fit of anger, threw lumps of the Antrim coastline into the sea to form a path to Scotland. However, Benandonner, arriving in Ireland, proved to be the bigger giant and disaster was only averted when Finn’s wife disguises him as a baby.
His Scottish enemy retreats home realizing that if the baby is this big, his father must be enormous. A tad unbelievable – we know!
The next stop on the tour, consists of a stroll across the jaw-dropping Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, with its stunning views over Ratlin Island and the landmass of neighboring Scotland. The 20 meters (66 feet) bridge stretches from the mainland to the small island of Carrick-A-Rede, dangling 30 meters (100 feet) over the rocks below. This is not for the faint-hearted (or those who suffer from Vertigo)!
Enjoy two further photo stops at Dunluce Castle and Larrybane Headland & Quarry – this should delight all you Game of Thrones fans out there. is where Lord Renly swears to Lady Stark he will avenge Ned Stark’s death, but alas, meets his own end at the hands of Melisandre’s shadow baby. You too get to see Dunluce Castle, used as the House of Greyjoy, which is perched on the north Antrim Coast, and perfectly captures the atmosphere and intrigue of the medieval world.
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Departing daily at 08:45h Tour duration is approximately 12 hours. Returning 20:30h approximately*.
*Please note: While the Gray Line Ireland strives to keep to the route and timetable where possible, weather conditions and circumstances beyond their control may result in route or timetable alterations, but you are guaranteed to have a wonderful day regardless!