This morning i headed north to Antrim and more specifically the Giant’s Causeway. Took about 2 hours and 15 minutes to get there but it was worth it. Just as we arrived the clouds disappeared and the sun came out and for a while it felt like we were somewhere tropical as you can see from these photos…
It costs Â£5 to park at the Giant’s Causeway or the Railway Heritage Center which is about a 2 minute walk away and acts as an ‘overflow’ car park to the main car park. However there are a few spots around where you could just dump your car and walk for free and on the way home i noticed plenty of people doing exactly that.
The walk to the rocks themselves is about 1km. You can get a bus if you’re feeling lazy or it’s wet. You also have two paths to chose from – the road the bus takes which is relatively flat or a walk along the cliff tops which is where i took most of my best photos. It’s breezy up there and reminded me of skydiving at times – all you can hear is wind roaring past you, you can feel it in your face and you’ve so much air coming at you your lungs don’t know what to do with it all…
If you take the cliff top route, you’ll come to a set of steep narrow stairs which get you back down to ground level and from there you can walk over to the Giant’s Causeway. You’ll know the Giant’s Causeway is the Giant’s Causeway because of the number of people at / on it. From a distance of course, it just looks like a pile of rocks no different to any rocky coastline but as you get closer you can see why it’s unique.
In total we only spent about 2 hours at the Giants Causeway but you could easily spend the day there just admiring the place and chilling out. Whilst we were up there, i also wanted to visit the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge which is about a 15 minute drive away along the coast. The bridge connects the mainland to a very small island and it’s the only way on and off said island.
There was about a 20 minute waiting time to get across in either direction (they can only allow a certain amount of people on it at any one time). Although we queued for a while my girlfriend took one look after seeing it up close and did a u-turn. I didn’t put up much of a struggle as i knew that if we’d made it over to the island, there was only one way back
So i didn’t get to cross it but i did get photos of it. They also have free parking & a small cafe / shop at it but to get down to the bridge costs about Â£5 each. It’s gonna take me a while to get all of my pictures & video uploaded, there’s about 2GB of stuff in total but i’m happy with today’s haul in terms of photos & experience.