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Admission prices

Online price Standard price
Adult £9.00 £10.50
Child £4.50 £5.25
Family* £22.50 £26.25
Under 5s FREE FREE
National Trust members FREE FREE
Cliff Top Experience Walk £30.00 N/A

*2 adults + up to 3 children under 17 years

Prefer the road less travelled?

The National Trust and local tour company, ‘Away A Wee Walk,’ are encouraging adventurers to take the road less travelled this summer – a stunning journey along the Causeway Coast’s clifftop path to see the Giant’s Causeway as never before.

The Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience is a fantastic 5-mile hike from the ruin of Dunseverick Castle to Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway.

Walkers will pick their steps along undulating grass and gravel paths and be rewarded with a bird’s eye view of Ireland’s most famous coastline which provides some of the best cliff top views in all of Europe.

Alastair Walker, Giant’s Causeway Site Manager, explained: ‘We want people to delve deeper and experience more of this gorgeous coastline. It is an incredible hike, and visitors will have the opportunity to ask lots of questions about the area as well as finding out more about the conservation work of the National Trust across the Causeway Coast and Glens.'

Eimear Flanagan, Away a Wee Walk said: ‘Away A Wee Walk is thrilled to be working with the National Trust on this venture. The cliff top path is simply spectacular and the 944,000 annual visitors to the site can now experience much more of this amazing coast.’

The National Trust, the UKs largest conservation charity, maintains this section of the famous Ulster Way walking route and the charity’s conservation work will be explored as part of the tour commentary. The spectacular cliff landscape and coastal farmland boasts habitat rich in biodiversity; cattle and sheep populate the surrounding fields, unaware of the importance of their work chomping down long grasses  - so that insects might thrive below.

Walking tour information

The Clifftop Experience walk departs daily from the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre at 10.15am for the Rambler bus to Dunseverick Castle. The walk returns along the cliff tops to the Giant's Causeway and is expected to take around 31/2 hours to complete. Maximum group size is 18. Children must be age 12 years plus.  

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes are essential and a waterproof coat is advisable. A good level of health and fitness is required to complete this hike. Walkers are also advised to carry some water and sunblock. 

Pre-booking is essential  

You are advised to book by 4pm the day BEFORE you intend to do the walk.

Cost: £30 per person; includes entry to the full Visitor Experience at the Giant’s Causeway, Rambler bus service and shuttle bus.


Groups

If you're buying tickets for a group of 15 or more people you can receive discounted rates. Please email us at northcoastbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk or phone +44 (0) 28 2073 3419

Admission

This includes access to the new Visitor Centre, a guided walking tour of the site or audio guide, orientation leaflet and parking. Shuttle bus from the Visitor Centre to the Giant's Causeway is an additional charge. 

Visitor Experience

This infographic explains the Visitor Experience. 

Alternative ways of visiting

For visitors who do not wish to avail of the facilities on-site, alternative parking is available during peak season at the Railway car park adjacent to the Causeway (£6 per day), from which visitors can walk to the stones for free. Visitors arriving by foot, bike or public transport have the option of buying a green ticket to the Visitor Experience or simply walking to the stones at no cost. Contact Visitor Information for more details. Alternative catering and shopping is provided at the site by the Causeway Hotel, The Nook and McConaghy's shop.

Visitor Centre opening times

March 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
April, May, June 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
July, August 2017 9:00am - 7:00pm
September 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
October 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
November, December 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
24,25,26 December 2017 Closed
January, February 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
March 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
April, May, June 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
July, August 2018 9:00am - 7:00pm
September 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
October 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
November, December 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
24,25,26 December 2018 Closed

* Last admission to Visitor Centre is one hour before closing.

The Visitor Centre is open today from 9:00am — 7:00pm*

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