Our destination after Belfast was Londonderry located in northwestern Northern Ireland. Rather than drive directly there, we took the scenic northern Causeway Coast, another “must” when visiting Northern Ireland.
The uniqueness of this geological formation of more than 37,000 basalt columns with a nearly consistent regularity of five to six sides has made this the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.
There is a visitor’s center with shuttles and a walking path to the site. Next to the visitors center is a small inn where you can have a delicious lunch, especially fish and chips.
On the way to the site
At the site
Only a few miles east of Giant’s Causeway are the ruins of Dunluce Castle, perched precariously on a steep crag.
Not to be missed, is the Old Bushmill Distillery, another “must see” attraction close to Giant’s Causeway. This distillery claims to be the world’s oldest distillery. Its “Grant to Distill” dates from 1608, but the spirit was probably made here at least 200 years before that. The tour ends with a whiskey sampling.