Dunseverick Castle to Giant’s Causeway Walk
The Dunseverick Castle to Giant’s Causeway Walk is an exceptional trail that features stunning coastal views and interesting historical sites. While out walking the trail, you will pass by its namesake castle along the coast, before continuing along the rugged shoreline to experience the world famous Giant’s Causeway. Keep in mind that this is a one-way trail, so you will need to either double the overall distance of the route to account for the return or arrange a pickup at the end of your walk.
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Route Description for Dunseverick Castle to Giant’s Causeway Walk
Whether you are interested in Irish history or are looking to experience some world famous coastal landscapes, the Dunseverick Castle to Giant’s Causeway Walk is a truly spectacular adventure that will not disappoint.
Setting out from the car park, you will make your way to the northwest and pass by the ruins of the historic Dunseverick Castle, which is said to have hosted Saint Patrick at some point during the 5th Century CE. The castle was also raided by vikings in 870 CE and was ultimately destroyed in the mid-17th Century, with only the ruins of the gatehouse remaining.
From here, you will continue along the rugged terrain of the Antrim Coast, taking in the stunning views across the water as you make your approach to the Giant’s Causeway. After passing by several unique features, such as The Organ, Giant’s Boot, and Giant’s Gate, you will arrive at the Giant’s Causeway itself, with its countless basalt columns standing tightly packed together against the crashing waves of the sea. Once you have taken in the views, you can either head back along the trail or make your way to the visitor centre for an arranged pick up.
Getting to the Dunseverick Castle to Giant’s Causeway Walk Trailhead
The trailhead for the Dunseverick Castle to Giant’s Causeway Walk can be found at the Dunseverick Castle car park along Causeway Road.
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