Giant's Causeway is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. Furthermore it is the only (Weltkulturerbe) World Heritage Site on the Irish isle.
There are two different walks along the Giant's Causeway: the lower path leads you directly to the Causeway; a walk along the top of the high cliffs offers you a terrific view of the spectacular scenery.
There are several theories on the origin of the Giant's Causeway–choose the one you like best.
► Option one: Hey, this is magical, mystical Ireland! So let's read the legend.
► Option two: Don't be (albern) silly! I am sure (es gibt) there is a (wissenschaftliche Erklärung) scientific explanation for this.
Just a little further down the coast is the (atemberaubend) stunning Carrick-a-Rede (Hängebrücke) rope bridge. In about 25 metres above sea level, this swinging bridge spans a (hier: Felseinschnitt) gaping chasm between the coast and the small island Carrick-a Rede– (nichts für Angsthasen) not for the fainthearted!
Near the Carick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is Dunluce Castle, built in the 14th century by Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster. At a banquet in 1639, the owner of the castle was wondering why his servants didn't come to serve dinner. He had to find out that part of the rock on which the kitchen stood had (to give way = nachgeben) given way and carried away the kitchen, including cooks, pots and dinner.