Giants Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site


The Giant’s Causeway is a natural rock formation created by cooling lava millions of years ago.The causeway is located about 3 km (1.8 miles) north of the town of Bushmills along the North Atlantic coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

This is Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage site and a spectacular natural phenomenon with over 40,000 interlocking columns of basalt. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear into the sea, that is also the inspiration for legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland. Most of the columns are hexagonal, however, there are some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (91 feet) thick in places.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Northern Ireland most popular tourist destinations much of which is owned and managed by the National Trust that offers a Visitor Centre and café

Giants Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site 7 day weather forecast, weather in Bushmills, Antrim

Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (N)
Monday, Dec 06
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Dec 07
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Dec 08
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Dec 09
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 2.4℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Dec 11
Expect a temp in the range 1.2℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SSE)

Bushmills weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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