The legend says that a warrior called Finn McCool swapped shouted threats with a Scottish giant over the sea and eventually they started to make a causeway so they could get their hands on each other.
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption which shaped the columns into precise hexagonal shapes, grouped together like organ pipes. It’s almost impossible to believe that they haven’t been carved by human hands.
This extraordinary landscape is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987. In a recent poll, the Giant’s Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom.