Explore the phenomenon of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A very popular tour that allows visitors to Belfast to enjoy some of the most beautiful coastal scenery our country has to offer along the North Antrim Coast. We visit the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Ireland the famous Giant’s Causeway. The Giants Causeway is made up of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, most of which are hexagonal in shape as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption.
The area is also surrounded in myth and legend. One theory is that the Giant’s Causeway was actually built by the giant Finn Macool to cross the channel when he was challenged for a fight by the Scottish giant Benadonner. Look out for several features the giants boot , organ ,chimney stacks and many more.
There is a visitor’s centre on site to learn the history and local eateries to enjoy some lunch. For those that prefer the great outdoors there are four trails that can be followed.
The tour also includes a visit to Dunluce Castle, a ruined medieval castle surrounded by steep drops the castle dates back to the 13th century. It was thought to be the inspiration for Cair Paravel in C.S Lewis’ Chronicle of Narnia and has also been included in Album covers and more recently the Game of Thrones.
We also pass the Old Bushmills Distillery, dating back to 1608 it is the oldest licensed distillery in the world, and produces the Famous Bushmills Whiskey.
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is also visited and tourists have an opportunity to cross over the 20m bridge which connects the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede.
Dunseverick Castle – Ruins of the original gate lodge are all that remain of this castle, which was destroyed by General Robert Munro in 1642 and his Cromwellian troops in 1650. It is recorded that St Patrick visited the castle in the 5th century.
We will also drive part of the beautiful North Antrim Coast, an area of outstanding beauty this tour is a must see whilst visiting Northern Ireland. Please contact by phone or email to arrange a tour specifically suited to your requirements.