It’s been three decades since this iconic rock formation was awarded UNESCO status, bringing it global attention. We take a look at the enduring allure of The Giant’s Causeway and what world heritage status has meant to it…
The Giant’s Causeway is the only Heritage site that is recognised by UNESCO in Northern Ireland. It was also awarded the UK’s Best Heritage Attraction at the British Travel Awards in 2015.
The Giant’s Causeway was formed as a result of a volcanic eruption some 60,000 million years ago. It is an area of about 40 000 interlocking basalt columns that create an outstanding, natural beauty. The site has attracted millions of visitors over the centuries. It is also rich in local and natural history.
It has now celebrated 30 years since it gained this status. This recognition has allowed it to become globally recognized.