Just before Christmas, Himself and I decided to head up North for a few days, staying in a couple of really beautiful country house bed and breakfasts along the way. We also spent a day at the Belfast Continental Christmas market, which was lovely and very festive before then driving on to County Antrim, to the Giant's Causeway.
I had never been before so was excited to see the natural wonder for myself! The area is comprised of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption, giving it its distinctive "stepping stone' appearance. Because it's by the sea, we were afraid we wouldn't get there on time as daylight was reclusive in the last two weeks of December but luckily we got there with plenty of light left and so strolled from the visitors centre to the Causeway, with stunning sea views to our left.
There is a bus that drives to and from the visitors centre, which we got on the way back as it was dark and windy by then but the walk down is quite pleasant and you can listen to your audio guide along the way.
Me there on the left, standing precariously close to the edge..(Bono was around there somewhere too...come on, it's a classic!!)
And so, we left the Giant sleeping and got the bus back to warm up from the cold wintry weather. In spite of the bitter, blustery day, I feel like we really saw the Causeway at its best. The high winds added to the rough nature of the place and made it more atmospheric.
That's not to say I wouldn't rather have had a bit of sunshine, in fact, we most likely will take another trip up in the Summertime.
Anyone else been to the Giant's Causeway and loved it?!
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