Giant's Causeway - National Trust

Environmental or ecological centre
A picture of the Giant's Causeway

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    • Walk in the footsteps of giants Volcanic crashing and burning starting sixty million years ago led to the formation of the Giant's Causeway, a coastline that has inspired artists and photographers, stirred debate amongst scientists and captivated the imagination of locals and visitors for centuries. Made up of around 38,000 basalt columns that stretch out to sea, the formation of this otherworldly landscape can be explained by science. Locals, however, have their own story to tell. They say the Giant's Causeway was the stomping ground of giant Finn McCool, who lived in these parts nearly two thousand years ago. How else can you explain the Chimney stacks that mark his house? The Organ he built for his muscial son Oisín? Or the giant boot he left on the shore? Discover the story for yourself. Come to the Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience and explore the science, myth and legends that surround the Giant's Causeway. Hear the stories of the people who have called this coastline home. Find out about the wildlife that inhabits the area. Watch the Giant's Causeway form before your eyes and spot clues to prove that Finn really did exist.
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