The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is an amazing natural phenomenon. It is a connection of hexagonal columns, which together create unusual landscapes, resembling the pavement. This place is the result of the activity of an ancient volcano. The magma formed after the eruption froze. And when such processes occur on the sea coast, then the magma upper layer breaks down into geometrically correct hexahedrons.
At first glance, the size of this natural structure amazes. It extends along the coast for 275 meters and goes into the sea over 150 meters. According to geologists, the columns are 60 million years old! Despite the age, they are in excellent condition - no serious damage is observed. By the way, there are 40 thousand basalt columns. There are ruined castles and charming sandy bays and picturesque caves. Some can be viewed from the land, others - only from the sea. And, of course, this place was called the giant's path for a reason.
According to an ancient Celtic legend, stone prisms on the Irish coast were built by a fantastic character - the giant Finn Mack Kumal. Once the giant wanted to fight his enemy from the Staffa island - Cyclops Gol. But he had one problem - he was very afraid of water. Then Finn decided to build a path through which he could easily cross the sea and get to the island of Staffa. The giant worked on the path for seven days, mastering it from faceted columns, which he deeply put into the ground. After the construction was completed, Finn was so tired that he fell asleep.