Giant’s Causeway is a magical place in Northern Ireland that has been on my bucket list for over 8 years. Right after graduating high school, I jumped on a plane to Dublin and spent 2 weeks touring around Ireland. As a broke 18-year-old, I relied on public buses and couldn’t figure out an easy way to get all the way up to Bushmills to see the Causeway. But, I went back to Ireland recently on my honeymoon. I finally got to see the magical Giant’s Causeway.
The weather that day was awful. The winds were over 35mph, it was on and off rain. I still had a nasty cold thanks to all the wedding stress, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from seeing the honeycomb rocks. I armored myself in this warm turtleneck sweater from Boohoo and a comfy jumpsuit from Uniqlo for our walk down the hill from the visitor’s center to the causeway.
It’s not long, but if it’s cold outside or you aren’t feeling down for the walk, you can pay 1 euro for a round trip bus ride up and down the hill. I personally think the walk is worth it for sweeping views of the landscape.
Best Time To Visit The Giant’s Causeway
The best time to visit the causeway is at sunset or sunrise to catch that golden light and also avoid crowds. I found it a bit frustrating to be surrounded by so many people when we went, so I would highly recommend going at an “off” time so you can soak in all the beauty in peace.
I also suggest renting a car so you have the freedom to explore the rest of the Northern Ireland area, but there are tour buses you can catch from Bushmills if needed. The visitor center closes at 6pm and the rumor is, can visit the causeway and just walk on down afterward and not have to pay the admission price.
I was so glad I bundled up for this adventure. I think it’s a bit warmer in the summer, but that area tends to get a lot of wind and fog.
Have you been to Giant’s Causeway? Is it on your bucket list? I’d love to hear from you in the comments! This place is so magical, it’s worth a visit.