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Giant's Causeway, a famous landscape steeped in mythology

A legend says that giants used these steps to cross the sea to Scotland. This dramatic setting is Northern Ireland's famous Giant's Causeway.

40,000 hexagonal basalt columns

This famous landscape is the Giant’s Causeway: a name that derives from ancient legends in which giants used the steps to cross the sea to Scotland. To see it, you have to travel to County Antrim in Northern Ireland.

These formations that have intrigued for thousands of years and have been studied for 300 years are the result of volcanic activity dating back to around 50 to 60 million years ago. These geometric forms were created by lava flows which while cooling extremely slowly crystallized, transforming into these hexagonal columns.

Studies carried out on site at the Giant’s Causeway have contributed to our understanding of the geological history of the Earth. Since 1986, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is accessible by a footpath where visitors can see the coastal landscape before getting up close with the basalt columns.

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02/16/2020 9:39 AM
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  • Morgane S.
    03/31/2020 17:55

    krkr we were here <3 !

  • Christiane L.
    03/31/2020 09:36

    endroit magique ! j'avais adoré !!

  • Salima E.
    03/29/2020 23:49

    Same in iceland. Beautiful

  • Monique G.
    03/29/2020 11:28

    Majestueux 💥🌳🎋🌿

  • Nigel S.
    03/29/2020 11:06

    No longer necessary, Boris is going to build a bridge ! 😄

  • Edwige K.
    03/28/2020 14:47

    Super souvenir en famille Magique ❤️🇮🇪

  • Caitlyn D.
    03/28/2020 13:57

    de beaux souvenirs !

  • Reine C.
    03/28/2020 08:07

    d'où le nom "la chaussée des géants"!!!

  • Teddy M.
    03/26/2020 22:27

    destination ajoutée pour le voyage 🤣

  • Ghislaine M.
    03/26/2020 07:38

    oh oui, évadons-nous ! vive les drones qui nous font prendre de la hauteur , on en a bien besoin !

  • Maïté R.
    03/25/2020 18:41

    un endroit magique, inoubliable 😍😍😍😍

  • Geraldine M.
    03/22/2020 17:50

    Just visited there a few weeks ago. Amazingly beautiful

  • Souricette K.
    03/22/2020 08:51

    Dame Nature is very beautiful

  • Marc A.
    03/21/2020 19:37

    Demandez aux gens de rester confinés et en même temps faîtes les baver en leur mettant de pareilles images sous le nez! Irresponsables!!!!🤬🤬🤬🤬

  • Jean C.
    03/21/2020 14:16

    les néphilims de la bible ?

  • Lila H.
    03/20/2020 21:45

    😍😍😍😍sublime !

  • Thérése C.
    03/20/2020 13:48

    Je connais depuis longtemps , car j'ai toujours aimée m'instruire en tout

  • Lin d.
    03/19/2020 21:45

    I’ve been there and seen this phenomenon, it’s amazing.

  • Birgitta T.
    03/19/2020 16:10

    Went there a couple of years ago. Windy and rainy but really worth a visit!

  • Tabatha M.
    03/19/2020 15:09

    ET Inman