As Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attraction, the Giant's Causeway is a must-see sight for any visitor to Belfast. Around 40,000 hexagonal columns make up this natural wonder, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption - although local legend may say different…
Situated approximately 1.5 hours north of Belfast, the famous Giant's Causeway in County Antrim makes the perfect day trip from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Belfast. Conveniently located in the centre of the Northern Irish capital, this Belfast accommodation allows guests to stay in the heart of the action, whilst offering easy access to the wider attractions of the country.
The legend of the Giant's Causeway
It's easy to see how the columns of the Giant's Causeway, forming a series of stepping stones from the cliff edge into the sea, have become a symbol of wonder and folklore for centuries past. Legend has it an Irish giant known as Finn MacCool was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant, Benandonner, before building the causeway across the North Channel to allow the two giants to meet. Various versions of the outcome of the fight exist, but the legend of how the causeway came to be lives on.
A more scientific story will be found however, at the on-site visitors centre, guiding tourists through the history of this Unesco World Heritage Site.
Explore the Giant's Causeway from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast
Discover the Giant's Causeway just an easy distance from the capital's Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast. Ideally located in the heart of the city, this upmarket hotel is the perfect place from which to explore the attractions of Northern Ireland, as well as make the most of all the best things to do in Belfast, from shopping malls and restaurants to museums, galleries and independent retailers.