Top 3 Reasons to Go to Giant’s Causeway From Belfast

Written by on June 5, 2017 in Featured - No comments


Why travel Giants CausewayIf you live in Ireland or Europe, or if you’re from another part of the world with plans to visit Europe, there are many reasons to visit Giant’s Causeway. Giant’s Causeway isn’t a destination that’s well known to everyone, making it one of the world’s most underrated holiday stops. Located in Northern Ireland, it is a unique geological formation that you really have to see to believe. A visit to can show you everything you need to know to organize a bus tour to Giant’s Causeway. But before you schedule your visit, here are three of the best reasons to visit this awe-inspiring natural wonder.

If You Love Nature.

People who love nature travel for entirely different reasons than people in search of history or art. Nature plays by its own rules, creating shapes and structures that would never occur to human artists and architects. Nowhere is this more evident than in Giant’s Causeway. The distinctive natural wonder is the result of ancient lava that cooled in a distinct way. The lava didn’t dry in one layer and call it a day. Instead, the unique mineral and drying properties of the liquified rock turned into columns that run from the surface many feet down below sea level. Each column is cracked width-ways, creating a walkable surface made of stacked basalt rock piles. Most of the columns are near-perfect pentagons, though other basic geometric shapes are also in the area. Many describe GIant’s Causeway as resembling a piece of modern art, but in this case, the artist is nature.

If You Love Exploring Europe.

If you are a seasoned European traveler, you will certainly be ready to explore some of the lesser-known structures and wonders of this historic continent. If you’ve spent a great deal of time traversing Europe’s ancient cities, maybe it’s time to get off the beaten path somewhat, to find natural wonders that are older still. Tourists started visiting Giant’s Causeway in the 18th century, but didn’t become popular until the 19th. Today, guided tours from knowledgeable tour guides are the best way to learn about this amazing geographic oddity, and they’ll even let you walk on the basalt columns!

If You Want a Fun Stop For The Whole Family.

Giant’s Causeway is one of the greatest stops in all of Ireland that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Unlike dramatic entertainment, you won’t have to worry about content or comprehension problems with young children. For parents and older adults, there is plenty of history and visual appeal to keep the trip interesting. Walking over the basalt columns is not physically demanding. All in all, it’s a rewarding experience for everyone in your traveling group.


Giant’s Causeway is the perfect European natural destination. It’s not so popular that it’ll be absolutely flooded with tourists, but it’s well known enough to have a resource of excellent tour guides to show you everything you need to know. Affordable and interesting, it’s something that everyone should see at least once.

Image via Flickr Creative Commons: Son of Groucho

About the Author

Diana Edelman is an avid traveler who recently spent four years living as an expat. Most notably, Diana spent nearly three years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked with Save Elephant Foundation to raise awareness about the realities of elephant tourism. Currently based in Las Vegas, Diana works in many industries as a publicist, social media expert, content creator and journalist. The co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, Diana has spoken at conferences about travel blogging and responsible tourism.

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