Dunluce Castle & The Giant’s Causeway
Available all year
Visit the Giant’s Causeway.
Guided tour of Dunluce Castle.
Leisurely 1 km walk.
Your first stop today is to the Giants’ Causeway, where for centuries, visitors have marvelled at its majesty and mystery. The unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of the Atlantic storms and the rugged symmetry of the columns never fail to intrigue and inspire. To stroll the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time. Your imagination will travel along stepping-stones that lead to either the creative turbulence of a bygone volcanic age or into the myths and legends of the past.
Next, you will stop at Dunluce Castle where an inside visit for a guided tour will be made. Most of the fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Dunluce Castle (Irish: Dún Lios) literally translates as the Hill fort of the fairy fort is one of the most extensive ruins of a medieval castle in Northern Ireland. It is located on the edge of a basalt outcrop and is accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. The castle is dramatically surrounded by terrifyingly steep drops either side, which would have been a very important factor to the early Christians and Vikings who were drawn to this place where an early Irish fort once stood.
Afterwards, rejoin your motor coach and guide for your return drive to Ballycastle.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm, layered, waterproof clothing and comfortable non-slip walking shoes.
Walking information: 1 hour leisurely pace during Dunluce Castle tour. Amount of walking at the Giant's Causeway is at guests’ discretion. Guests must be able to walk to/from the visitor centre to/from the stones. This involves steep incline/ decline of approx. 1 km each way.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
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