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The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.

The Giant’s Causeway is today owned and managed by the National Trust and it is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.

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  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Bela, love the colours. Interesting narrative! Another Fav!! x

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Bela and love all the info,,,,well done!

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work Béla. Good information too.

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous image of the Giant’s Causeway……………………someone famously said that the Giant’s Causeway was worth seeing but not worth going to see……………………..I hope you were not disappointed…………………………….cheers Joyce

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 2 years ago

    Very beautiful dear Bela !!!! ☺♥

  • annieclarke
    annieclarkealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work and very good information!

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work..

  • michelmc
    michelmcalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful image.. very calm and the light is great

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 2 years ago

    A beautiful shot Bela x

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

    A wonderful sight to see dear Bela, and you have captured it beautifully.x

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