The Giant’s Causeway also known as Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFomhórach (Irish) and tha Giant’s Causey (Ulster-Scots) has been formed as a result of volcanic eruption. The Giant’s Causeway is located in County Antrim, the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. The Giant’s Causeway has also been included in the world heritage sites of UNESCO since 1986.
The Giant’s Causeway is a huge area where you can observe 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. The structures including Organ and Giant’s Boot have reached the current form by several million years of weathering. The top of the columns gradually, in the form of stepping stones finally lead into the sea and disappear.
The Columns of Giant’s Causeway are hexagonal in shape mostly but you can also find others with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest column is 12 meters (39 ft) in height. Another notable feature is the presence of solidified lava in the cliffs. The solidified lava is thick and covers 28 metres (92 ft) of the place.
The sight of Giant’s Causeway is popular with the tourists since 19th Century. You can also look for other structures including Giant Eyes Shepherd’s Steps, the Shepherd’s Steps, the Honeycomb, the Giant’s Harp, the Chimney Stacks, the Giant’s Gate and the Camel’s Hump.
The Google rating for the Giant’s Causeway is 4.5 stars. The sight has been called as the most stunning sight formed from the natural phenomena. You can also book a tour guide to learn more about the history of the Giant’s Causeway. The place can be reached by car or train. If you have interest in geography the Giants Causeway is the best place for you.
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