The famous basalt columns of the Causeway landscape, left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago, are home to more than Finn McCool. Its nooks and crannies are dotted with dainty sea campion, and defensive fulmars protect their cliff nests.
Rising and blending into the landscape, with walls of glass, basalt columns and a state of the art interior, the award-winning Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre is truly innovative. The energy efficient building boasts exhibition areas and a grass roof with 360 degree views of the Causeway coastline. This is where the science and stories come to life.
Explore the interactive spaces, watch Finn McCool on the big screen and unlock the secrets of this inspirational landscape.
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, this rocky island is the ultimate cliff-top experience. Jutting out from the rugged North Antrim Coast Road, the 30m-deep and 20m-wide chasm separating Carrick-a-Rede from the mainland is traversed by an amazing rope bridge that was traditionally erected by salmon fishermen. If you are bold enough to make the crossing there is unique geology and wildlife and uninterrupted vistas across the seas of Moyle to Rathlin Island and beyond to the Scottish islands. It offers windswept coastal scenery and cliff-top bird watching.
Open Daily Year Round
January & March: 09:00-17:00
April to May: 09:00-18:00
June to September: 09:00-19:00
November & December: 09:00-17:00
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Visit duration: approx. 2 to 3 hours
Closed: December 24 to 26
Admission Prices 2020
Child (aged 5-16): £6.75
Child (under 5): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £33.75
LANGUAGES: Guided tours available in English. Free audio-guides available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Dutch and European Portuguese.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Café serving light bites and snacks with a local flavour. Causeway Hotel Bar and Restaurant also on-site with relaxed dining options.
SHOPPING: Gift shop selling handcrafted items and Causeway branded souvenirs.
PARKING: Car and coach parking on-site (included in ticket price).
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible (Visitor Centre & shuttle bus service fully accessible) with accessible toilet and changing places. Parking spaces for visitors with impaired mobility.
GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.
WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available in the Visitor Centre.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS:
Located on the North Coast 3.2km from Bushmills village, 18km from Coleraine and 21km from Ballycastle. Driving time is 1 hour 25 minutes north from Belfast and 1 hour 10 minutes east from Londonderry.
44 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
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