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Giants Causeway Jesse Russell

Giants Causeway

Jesse Russell

Published March 18th 2012
ISBN : 9785510985856
Paperback
134 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Giants Causeway (known as Cloch n an Aifir or Cloch n na bhF mharach in Irish and tha Giants Causey in Ulster-Scots) is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancientMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Giants Causeway (known as Cloch n an Aifir or Cloch n na bhF mharach in Irish and tha Giants Causey in Ulster-Scots) is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giants Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.