The Visitor Centre

About the Centre

The Nationals Trust Visitor Centre that sits tucked into the hillside above the Causeway acting as a gateway to the World Heritage Site was designed by Heneghan Peng Architects of Dublin. The building opened by First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in July 2012, replacing the temporary structures and the previous Visitor centre that was built in 1986, the same year the Causeway was officially recognised as a world heritage site, but sadly burned down in 2002.

The building of the new centre was part of an £18.5m investment in the Causeway by the National Trust with £9.25 million funding from the Department of Enterprise Trade & Investment and the Heritage Lottery Fund allocating £3 million towards the project. The National Trust provided £6.25 million.

The structure tries to illustrate the story of the Causeway and the legend of Finn McCool and Benandonner: two giants which reputedly created the Causeway during a mythical battle.

Building The Visitor Centre

Outside

The centre receives nearly a million visitors per year from over 150 countries and has won awards for its design, sensitive architecture and sustainability.

The roof of the visitor centre has been planted with local grasses, which allow the building to integrate with the surrounding area while offering trails and pathways nearby that provide improved access for families to explore the site.

The building of the new centre was part of an £18.5m investment in the Causeway by the National Trust with £9.25 million funding from the Department of Enterprise Trade & Investment and the Heritage Lottery Fund allocating £3 million towards the project. The National Trust provided £6.25 million.

The structure tries to illustrate the story of the Causeway and the legend of Finn McCool and Benandonner: two giants which reputedly created the Causeway during a mythical battle.

Inside

Visitor Centre Opening Hours


March, April, May & October  9:00am – 6:00pm

June, July, August, September 9:00am – 7:00pm

November to February 9:00am – 5:00pm

24,25,26 December 2019 Closed

* Last admission to Visitor Centre is one hour before closing.

Admission Prices

This includes access to the Causeway Visitor Centre, audio guides, orientation leaflet and parking. 

*Shuttle bus from the Visitor Centre to the Giant’s Causeway is an additional charge.

Online Standard
Adult £11 £12.50
Child £5.50 £6.75
Family £27.50 £31.25
Under 5s FREE FREE
National Trust Members FREE FREE
Cliff Top Experience £35 N/A

Group Booking

If you have a large group (15+ tickets), you can receive a discounted rate by booking in advance by contacting the National Trusts Booking office

They can be contacted on:

Tel: +44 28 2073 3419

Email northcoastbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk