On today’s edition, I want to take you out of Dublin and to Northern Ireland. More specifically to Belfast! Our first stop on this journey is Giant’s Causeway. Giant’s Causeway has to be one of the prettiest natural rock formations that I’ve ever seen. According to an Irish legend, the causeway was built by a giant named Finn MacCool who had beef with a Scottish giant across the water. There are multiple versions of this legend that include Finn being disguised like a baby by his wife and tricking the Scottish giant into thinking that if the baby was that big, its father must be even bigger, but the thing that remains consistent is that the causeway was created by giants. It really makes you wonder if the legends are true after you see the structure itself!
More realistically, scientists determined that the causeway was actually caused by volcanic activity about 60 million years ago. The columns that make up the causeway are very unique. Most of the columns standing today are in the shape of hexagons, expanding for 4 miles along the coast. So, whether you believe in the legend or science, there is no denying the beauty of the Causeway.
Our second stop in Belfast are the Causeway Cliffs. This is another beautiful attraction – the Cliffs are Northern Ireland’s tallest, rising 600 feet above the water. There are a lot of recreational activities that happen there, including rock climbing and hiking. A new walking path was developed and, in its entirety, is said to be quite challenging.
Last but not least, our final destination is for all of the Titanic fans reading today’s post. Belfast is where the RMS Titanic was constructed, and the ship departed from the port here. In memory of the Titanic, a monument was built on the site of the shipyard where the Titanic was built. This monument also serves as an attraction where tourists can learn the history and voyage of the Titanic. From breathtaking views to indulging in all of my Titanic fantasies, Belfast has left a mark on me.
Giants, steep cliffs, Jack and Rose… This week’s blog has it all! If there is one blog post you don’t want to miss, it’s this one. Don’t forget you can check me out every Thursday! You may want to hurry I think I hear the giants coming. Make sure you follow @msmutravels for exclusive sneak peeks.