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Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway, headland on the north coast of Moyle dist., N Northern Ireland, NE of Coleraine; est. as a national trust territory in 1961. Extending 3 mi (4.8 km) along the coast, it consists of thousands of basaltic columns of volcanic origin, forming three natural platforms (Little, Middle, and Grand Causeway). Several large caves and rock formations exist. According to legend, the Causeway was built for giants to travel across to Scotland. A ship of the Spanish Armada was wrecked in Port-na-Spania (Spanish Bay) nearby.

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Giants Causeway

Giant's Causeway Promontory on the n coast of Northern Ireland in County Antrim. It extends 5km (3mi) along the coast and consists of thousands of basalt columns of varying height.

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