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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is somewhere that I'd always wanted to visit. I remember seeing a postcard of it when I was younger, and thinking that it looked amazing. Imagine my excitement when my lovely boyfriend took me there! It's located in County Antrim, on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

We parked in the National Trust car park, which is pretty expensive (£9 if I remember correctly). However, if you're a member of the National Trust then there's no parking fee (yay!).

We walked along the coastal path, along with the many other hundreds of visitors from all over the world. I wasn't expecting there to be so many people; all the photos of the Giant's Causeway that I'd seen had given me the impression of it being a remote place, far from civilisation and people clutching selfie sticks and cameras. The stunning rock formations certainly draw the crowds in, and you can see from the photos why it's such an attraction.

Here are some photos of all the crowds of people, to give you an idea of how busy it can get:

Let me take a selfie!


The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. It really is awe-inspiring that nature can create something so unusual and impressive.
Everyone else seemed busy taking photos and clambering over the rocks, so it was nice to sit down away from the crowds and enjoy the view. We'd been sitting there for a while, when a lady came up to us and told us that we looked so comfortable, and asked us if we would like her to take a photo of us. We gladly took her up on her kind offer, and took some snaps of her in return.
While we were looking out to the sea, we saw a seal in the water. It was lovely to see him (I'm assuming it was a "he") bobbing up and down. We wondered if he was looking at all the people on the land, and gave him a wave :)

There were lots of beautiful flowers in bloom along the coastline, and the weather held out all afternoon, which was wonderful.
Have you visited the Giant's Causeway? What was your experience? 
Thank you for reading! Angharad x


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  1. This is amazing! One of my goals is to visit as many UNESCO sites as possible, but I didn't even know about this one. I've never been to Northern Ireland either, so could be worth a whole trip!

    Aisling | anthologie.

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    1. Hi Aisling! I would definitely recommend a visit, it was a great day out. I really like your blog; thank you for visiting :) Angharad x

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  2. Ohh it looks gorgeous! I reeeeally want to go to Northern Ireland and Ireland, been on the list for ages!

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. It's a beautiful place :) Angharad x

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  3. WOW! I've never seen a place like this before. Every spot is breathtaking! I want to visit this place too! <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New post

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  4. Something to add to the list, Shaira! :) Angharad x

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