Our next stop will be The Giants Causeway, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Causeway is a natural formation of rocks that are amazing to see close up. Although local legends suggest that it was with a tribe of Giants which formed the rocks.
According to legend, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by a giant. The story goes that the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool), from the Fenian Cycle of Gaelic mythology, was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet. In one version of the story, Fionn defeats Benandonner. In another, Fionn hides from Benandonner when he realises that his foe is much bigger than he is. Fionn’s wife, Oonagh, disguises Fionn as a baby and tucks him in a cradle. When Benandonner sees the size of the ‘baby’, he reckons that its father, Fionn, must be a giant among giants. He flees back to Scotland in fright, destroying the causeway behind him so that Fionn would be unable to chase him down. Across the sea, there are identical basalt columns (a part of the same ancient lava flow) at Fingal’s Cave on the Scottish isle of Staffa, and it is possible that the story was influenced by this.
This is a very enjoyable tour with beautiful coastline and it is fun and adventurous.
Other sites that can be visited on this tour are as follows.
- The Titanic experience in Belfast.
The Bushmills Distillery.
- The Dark Hedges
- Duluce Castle
We can customise the tour to your interests.
This tour takes approximately 12 Hours.
The price of this tour is €600.00 excluding entrance fees and lunch.
Please wear appropriate footwear as we will be walking on hills. Lunch is not included, however we can stop for lunch if you wish. Larger groups can be catered for – please contact us for details and pricing.