The Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast

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The Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast

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If you are in Northern Ireland, you will not want to miss a trip to the Giant’s Causeway, an astonishing geological formation located on the Antrim Coast that contains an approximate of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. This mysterious site takes you to far places in your imagination, where you can try to picture how these incredible rocks took the form in which they are right now.

Join the 600,000 tourists that visit this beautiful location every year and hear the amazing stories around it. Local folklore tells that it was none other than a mythical Irish warrior and giant named Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool in English) that created this formation in order to help his girlfriend come from Scotland. Nice love story, isn’t it? It is definitely a good place to visit with your significant other to help keep the flame alive.

There is also a different tale –more about war and vengeance- in which it is told that this legendary warrior-hunter worked restlessly to open a path through the sea to be able to find his rival, Benandonner and beat him in a fight.

Whether you believe these stories or not, the truth is that they help create a more fantastic and mystical atmosphere around an area that already makes you feel like you are in a different and an amazing world. The basalt columns, the North Atlantic Sea in the background and the beautiful features of the whole Antrim Coast will make you feel like you are in a fairy-tale.

However, the fact is that scientists claim that this peculiar geological formation is just the product of volcanic activity that took place millions of years ago. The heating and cooling processes of the lava are what gave the rocks that unusual, yet astonishing form that keeps visitors in love.

Perhaps that is true. Or perhaps it was just Finn using fire to achieve bringing his love –or vengeance- story to a happy end. Whether you want to believe these folktales or not, visiting the Giant’s Causeway is a must while in Northern Ireland.

Fortunately, there is a well-known and world-class bus tour that lets you visit The Giant’s Causeway in a day while exploring the Antrim Coast. It is offered by, Belfast based, Allen’s Tours, a company in the capital of Northern Ireland that has been awarded several times for its excellent services.

The Giant’s Causeway Tour takes you through the Antrim Coast, where you will make a stop at an ancient Norman castle called Carrickfergus Castle. It is one of the best preserved castles in Northern Ireland, which adds a plus to the already incredible and historically rich experience of visiting the Giant’s Causeway.

You will also have the chance to enjoy the magnificent views of the Glens of Antrim, appreciate the beautifully quiet and calm little villages of Northern Ireland and breathe the fresh air of one of the world’s most beautiful places. This will feel like taking a tour inside one of your favourite fairy-tales while learning a lot about the deeply rich Northern Irish culture, their customs and also the people.

Nevertheless, those are not the only incredible places you will see during this tour. You will also get a chance to appreciate the towns of Ballintoy or Ballycastle and their charming harbours and lovely shops, the Bushmills Distillery (because yes, you cannot go to Northern Ireland without having a drink or two), walk over the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge if you are not scared of heights and visit many well preserved ancient houses and castles that will take you back in time.

We highly recommend that you take The Giant’s Causeway Tour if you want to have an unforgettable experience at one of the world’s most delightful locations. The whole tour is full of history, great experiences, beautiful landscapes and, of course, that enjoyable and almost romantic fresh smell of the sea. In addition, you can visit the magnificent outdoor museum located at The Giant’s Causeway and its gorgeous surroundings.

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