Causeway Coastal Route, UK

Causeway Coastal Route, UK

Around 60m years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions formed basalt pillars that interlock in a path leading out to sea on the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. Legend has it that the local giant, Finn McCool, formed the causeway as he went to battle with the Scottish giant Bennandonner. Today the Giants Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most fascinating natural geological phenomena in the world.

Causeway Coastal Route Walking

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Walkers can enjoy exploring the causeway on foot: the Causeway Coastal Route is an excellent way to appreciate the Antrim coastline in al its beauty. The walk starts in Portstewart and finishes in Ballycastle, 53km away.

Causeway Coastal Route Walking Tour

flickr image by Anosmia

Highlights of this walk include the ruins of Dunluce Castle and Kinbane Castle, as well as the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede, unspoilt beaches and traditional pubs. This is undoubtedly amongst the finest walks in Ireland and cannot be beaten on a summer’s day.

Date posted: 13th September, 2017

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