The Giant’s Causeway is an area of stunning natural beauty and a true wonder of the world. Located on Northern Ireland’s Antrim coast, a state-of-the art visitor centre features an illuminating exhibition showcasing the stories and the science behind the Giant’s Causeway.
The walks and trails around the site have been upgraded, with the addition of a new accessible cliff top walk for families and people with disabilities. It might even be possible to glimpse Northern Ireland’s favourite giant, Finn McCool whilst walking around these new trails!
More than 500,000 people from 160 countries have visited the Giant’s Causeway since July 2012. The local community, including local schools, have been encouraged to re-engage with their World Heritage Site, through educational programmes and volunteering opportunities inside the new building and out on the Causeway landscape itself.
For example, National Trust conservation volunteers, recruited and trained by a Lottery Funded Conservation Officer appointed in November 2010, meet twice a week come rain, hail or snow and support the National Trust in looking after this special place. Volunteers range from young people looking for experience for their CV to older retired people who want to stay active. All have benefited from the project, gaining new skills and enjoying the social aspect of regular volunteering.
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