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This is a view of the Giant's causeway area from the clifftop path. You can't see the causeway itself in this picture, but it gives an idea of the dramatic scenery in which is situated.

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Giant's Causeway
The Giant's causeway is a strip of hexagon shaped (though some have 4 or 8 sides) basalt columns that are the result of the cooling of a lava eruption 60 million years ago. The geometries are so regular that from acient times it was believed to be the work of men... or giants.
The legend tells, infact, a different story. The path was built by the Irish giant Finn McCool to go to scotland and face the scottish giant Benandonner. Quite interestingly the causeway goes under water and comes out at the scottish island of Staffa, which faces the causeway. The legend explains also the names of many sites of the causeway (the organ, the seat, the boot...).

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