Ireland’s beautiful coast- Giant’s CausewayJan 11th, 2012 - by Anjali
The Giant’s Causeway is situated on the North coast of Ireland with an area of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns which is a result of an ancient volcanic eruptions. And it is absolutely amazing to look at! The unique hexagonal basalt columns form stepping stones which lead downwards into the sea. It is a natural beauty to admire and visit, not only for those travelers or nature loving people but even for geologist! According to several geologist and their investigations, the Giant’s Causeway was formed some 50-60 million years ago as a result of a constant outpouring of volcanic basel. An to add to the fun, the Giant’s Causeway has inspired legends of giants that have strode over the sea to Scotland!
The news of a new discovery of an amazing natural phenomenon caught the world of 1693 but surprise as Sir Richard Bulkeley presented a paper to the Royal Society with the new discovery. There was a lot of turmoil and confusion since people weren’t able to decide whether the natural discovery had been created by man or by nature! And only in 1771 when Demarest, a Frenchman announced the Causeway to be the result of a volcanic eruption.
In 1986 the Giant’s Causeway was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a Causeway Coastal Route which has been considered one of the most scenic car touring drives in the world.
We advice you, that if you ever are in Ireland for your next house exchange, to go visit this beautiful natural wonder!