The ever-popular, natural wonder that is the Giants Cause is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland, and it isn’t hard to see why. Striking landscapes, rolling hills and miles upon miles of the beautiful Antrim coastline are a real wonder to behold.
As with any tourist attraction; the Giants Causeway is very popular in warmer, sunnier climes but to avoid a visit during the winter months would be doing it a disservice. The atmospheric and brooding weather only intensifies the scenes played out before you, casting shadows and light across the columns in a way like never before; it really is an experience that you can’t afford to miss.
Giant Causeway tours are ten to the dozen, but when you book a Legends of the North tour, you get to take in the natural beauty from the luxury of your own personal vehicle, for real VIP treatment.
A certified World Heritage site, the Giants Causeway occupies 4 miles of the stunning Antrim coastline and is formed of over 40,000 basalt columns. The column phenomenon is caused by volcanic lava contracting and cooling. Staggered depth levels of the columns indicate different lava flows, creating the iconic and wondrous coastline that greets us today.
The sculpted, rugged landscape is even more breath-taking when viewed beneath dark, rolling clouds that threaten to pour at any moment, giving an apocalyptic feel to proceedings. This thrilling escapade is heightened by crashing waves and wild tide cascading about the basalt columns.
Stay safe on your Giants Causeway tour this winter and think ahead. Exploring in the cold, rainy weather can dampen spirits if you’re not dressed for the occasion. Sturdy walking boots are recommended, to ensure you can clamber over rocks to see the very best views possible. Warm layers and waterproof coats are safe bets, as are hats and gloves, depending on the weather.
Braving the winter weather will pay off when it comes to sightseeing at the Giants Causeway. See the stunning views and scenery in an entirely new light, away from the fair-weather crowds. For those of you feeling courageous, our tour also includes other tourist hotspots including the Bushmills Distillery and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your Irish winter getaway and come and visit us here at Legends of the North, for our stunning Giants Causeway tour and tick this one off your bucket list.