For a piece of beautiful natural Irish heritage, visit the Giant’s Causeway located on the Northeast Coast of Northern Ireland. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and is a mere three miles from the town of Bushmills. The Giant’s Causeway is an area of over 40,000 basalt columns that interlock as a result of a volcanic eruption that occurred thousands of years ago.
The myth goes that the beautiful columns are the remains of a causeway built by the Irish giant Fion mac Cumhaill, who had been challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. He built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet.
The winner of the fight is the cause of some dispute, but at some point the Causeway was destroyed.
A similar rock formation has been found at Fingal’s Cave on the Scottish island Staffa, so this might be the origin of the myth.
A visitor’s centre has been constructed nearby, with lore and facts about the weirdly shaped basalt columns, and the site remains a popular tourist spot to this day. To see the Giant’s Causeway, you’ll need to board a plane, but for the Staffa side of the causeway, Coach Transport have Coaches for hire in Aberdeen.