Giant's Causeway - National Trust


Contact Details

44 Causeway Road, Bushmills, BT57 8SU

Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's first UNESCO Heritage Site is a geological wonder and home to a wealth of history and legend. The 40,000 basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago, has captured the imagination of all who see it.

Recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s most precious landscapes is cared for by the National Trust, a registered conservation charity founded to protect beautiful and special places for ever, for everyone.

Explore a state-of-the-art interpretation within the award-winning Visitor Centre to unlock the mystery, myth and legend of this amazing place as it offers a unique glimpse into the wonder that is the Giant's Causeway. Discover the legend of the giant Finn McCool!

Visitors can explore the world-famous basalt columns distinctive stone formations accompanied by an experienced Ranger or follow the trails and enjoy spectacular coastal scenery with an innovative audio-guide or book our Cliff top Experience walk.

Tickets for the Visitor Experience (Pre-booking essential) includes access to:
The state-of-the-art Visitor Centre featuring an illuminating exhibition showcasing the stories and the science behind the Giant's Causeway.
Audio guide available in 11 languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Polish and Portuguese.
Guided walk led by an experienced member of the National Trust team. (please contact Visitor Information for exact timings).
Retail area exclusive locally crafted products.
Tourist Information (please note this service at the centre is free to access)
Fully accessible toilets and a Changing Places facility for people with disabilities.
A grab and go style café.
Orientation Leaflet and Parking.

By choosing to visit a National Trust place you will be helping protect Northern Ireland’s natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.

Directions from Town

Road: 2 miles from Bushmills. 11 miles from Coleraine, 13 miles from Ballycastle. Drive time - Belfast 1 hour 25 minutes, Londonderry/Derry 1 hour 10 minutes, Dublin 3 hours 45 minutes. Map and Sat Nav locations: Visitor Centre C944439; postcode BT57 8SU Park and Ride C94104 41034; postcode BT57 8SE Bus: Regular services available, some of these are seasonal. Ulsterbus Service 172; Goldline Service 221; Causeway Rambler Service 402; Open Top Causeway Coast Service 177; Antrim Coaster Service 252. For further details visit Train: Regular services from Belfast or Londonderry/Derry to Coleraine then change to bus connection - Ulsterbus Service 172. Cycle: NCN93, visit www. or

Opening times

Stones and coastal path open daily from dawn until dusk.
Please see website for updates to opening hours of our Visitor Centre (Pre-Booking Essential)
See website for virtual tour.
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December.
Last admission to Visitor Centre is one hour before closing.


You can walk to the stones for free, but our car park is reserved for those buying tickets for our Visitor Experience
Adult: £13.50
Child: £6.75
Family: £33.75 (2 Adults + 3 Children under 17 years - under 5 years free)
National Trust members free.
If you park within the defined area of the visitor experience, the admission charge will be applied.
Pedestrian access to the Giant’s Causeway is free. However, if you wish to use any of the facilities at the site, including parking but excluding the Visitor Information service, the visitor experience charge will apply.
Pre-purchase and save: visit and save £1.50 on adult admission, 75p on child admission and £3.75 on family admission.
Go green and save. Arrive by public transport, bicycle or on foot and save £1.50 on adult admission, 75p on child admission and £3.75 on family admission.
Easy Access bus to stones is operated by Translink and a separate charge applies to non-members. National Trust members who present their membership cards travel for free as do Northern Ireland Senior Citizens who present a Smart Pass.
Groups visits (min. 15 people) can pre-book by contacting (028) 2073 3419.
Groups: pre-booking essential and minimum 15 pax applies: Adult: £9.50, Child £4.75

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