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  • The Giant's Causeway can be found on the Antrim plateau in Northern Ireland

Formed through high volcanic activity

Lava cooled and contracted to form the shapes

Over 40,000 columns among the three levels

The levels are the Grand, Middle, and Little

The name comes from people first thinking that giant's made the path through the sea

You can plan a visit to the Giant's Causeway and take many various routes to explore the different areas


UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It deemed the Giant's Causeway a cultural and natural cite in 1986, and has established its very important role in the furthering progress of learning about Earth's geology.

Similar formations

Fingal's Cave, Devil's Postpile, Svarifoss Waterfall, Takachiho Gorge, Los Organos
Works Cited

Connel, Mike. "Giant's Causeway." The Giants Causeway Official Guide. Mike Connel, 2014. Web. 18 Apr. 2017. <http://www.giantscausewayofficialguide.com/>

UNESCO. "Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast." UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations, 1992-2017. Web. 19 Apr. 2017. <http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/369>

Queen's University Belfast, and Universidad De Valladolid. "Geological Succession at the Giant's Causeway." Www.qub.ac.uk. The National Trust, 22 Apr. 2017. Web. 18 Apr. 2017. <http://www.qub.ac.uk/geomaterials/weathering/causeway/geologicalsuccession.html>

Norris, Anna. "11 Beautiful Basalt Columns around the World." From the Grapevine. Grapevine, 01 Oct. 2014. Web. 21 Apr. 2017. <https://www.fromthegrapevine.com/nature/11-intriguing-basalt-formations-around-world>


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