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Lois R says:
"People have different reactions when they step out on the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Some believe the legend that a giant Finn Cool stood on the coast and wanted to take on Benandonner, his much larger rival Scottish giant across the sea, so he set about building the steps or causeway. Others believe it was violent volcanic activity millions of years ago. Whatever you believe it is an outstanding phenomonem which attracts thousands of visitors each day. Discovered in 1693 the Giants Causeway is a must to include on your Northern Ireland holiday, with its middle basalt rocks which form structures in the cliffs with interesting names like The Harp, Chimney Stacks, The Organ, and the Camel’s Hump. Down by the sea there are thousands and thousands of neat, square rocks which look like they’ve been carefully placed upon each other, right out into the sea. At low tide it looks like they go on forever. When you arrive at the modern information centre you have to decide whether to walk the 0.8km (0.5miles) down the hill to the rocks or take the provided transport. I took around 20 minutes to walk down. You can take a variety of walks of several kilometres, which take much longer so, if you are on a coach tour, you would not be able to choose them. It’s wise to allow at least two hours and if you want to explore the full length you’d better set aside more time. Whatever you believe about its origins, this is a place which will stay in your memory and come up in travel conversation for years. TIP: Combine your Giant’s Causeway trip with a walk in to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge a short drive along the coast. Also, we went to medieval Dunluce Castle, this and our tour of Bushmills Distillery, all added to the interest in the area around the Giants Causeway. Happy coastal touring."
 
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