Giant's Causeway 2

I’ve finally got around to uploading some photos from an October trip to the Giant’s Causeway (and the nearby Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge) with Ella. Click here to see them!

I’ve wanted to visit the Giant’s Causeway for years, so I’m pleased I finally got the chance. Made up of around 40,000 interlocking volcanic rocks, it’s far more impressive than I expected. Unfortunately it was also crawling with tourists, but it’s big enough I was still able to find plenty of empty places to explore!

Adult entry price was £8.50, including an optional audio guide. More than worth it to see the Giant’s Causeway itself, but I felt the visitor centre could have been a better experience. There was a lot of focus on exhibits for children but not too much interesting for adults to do (though I guess there’s only so much excitement you can get out of rocks).

The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, a 16 minute drive away from the Giant’s Causeway, was also pretty fun. There wasn’t much to do except once you crossed it, but there were some breathtaking views to admire. Crossing the narrow bridge, at a height of around 30 meters above the waves dashing the rocks below, would have been a daunting experience…if not for the steel wires, safety nets and stewards. Probably not as scary as it was back in the day…still, adult entry price for that was £5.60 which ain’t bad for the views.

Both attractions involve a bit of walking to reach, so if you’re thinking of going I’d advise doing the rope bridge first and saving the best until last: the spectacular Giant’s Causeway.