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IN A NUTSHELL
WHAT: Giant's Causeway rock formations.
WHERE: Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast.
WHY: This UNSESCO World Heritage Site is a natural wonder of the world, with tens of thousands of interlocking rock columns.
WHEN: Any time of year, but beware the harsh cold wind in the fall & winter.
HOW: International flights

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Giant's Causeway is a spectacular formation of rocks on Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast that is one of the natural wonders of the world.  The coastline here consists of an area of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, which formed as the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. 

 

 Giant's Causeway
 

Most of the columns are hexagonal, although it is not uncommon to find four, five, seven, and eight sided columns.  The beautiful Antrim Coast is also home to other unique sights.

Frothy ocean along Ireland's Northern Coast Rainbow over the bay
Ireland's rocky North Antrim coastline Volcanic boulders strewn about
Hexagonal blocks of Giant's Causeway Hexagonal columns of the Giant's Causeway
Rocky outcropping formed from hexagonal blocks Rocky columns cover the landscape
Irish coastline The whole shoreline is made up of hexagonal columns
Hexagonal blocks of Giant's Causeway Volcanic rock formations as far as the eye can see
Waves crash against the Giant's Causeway Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

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