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Giant’s Causeway

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Causeway-code_poet-4The impressive Giant’s Causeway has been on my ‘bucket list’ of places I want to visit for some time now.  Set on the coast of County Antrim, legend has it that the causeway was built by a local giant, Finn MacCool  as he tried to reach Scottish giant, Benandonner, who had challenged him to a fight!  I know that science has shown that the interlocking basalt columns are the result of an ancient volcanic eruption, but I think I prefer the legend!

In 2012 the area gained a near ‘invisible’ vistor’s centre, thanks to some innovative thinking and architecture, it is good to see forward thinking that allows visitors to find out about the area, without some concrete monstrosity overpowering the view.  I only hope the Stonehenge Visitors Centre has a similar effect when it opens.

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