The Giant’s Causeway has been ranked as the third most incredible sight in the UK by Lonely Planet, who describe the UNESCO World Heritage Site as ‘timeless’.
The world-famous Causeway Coast tourist hot-spot was ranked third in a new list of the 500 most memorable, beautiful, surprising and compelling experiences to be had across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Lonely Planet’s community of travel experts chose the top sights and experiences, ranking them in order of their brilliance in a new Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival was named as the UK’s top experience, with London’s British Museum coming in a close second, swiftly followed by Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway in the third spot.
In total, 20 sights and experiences in Northern Ireland feature in the list.
These include delving into the past at Titanic Belfast (number 57) and tasting a fresh pint of Guinness at the Crown Liquor Saloon (number 154). Dunluce Castle was ranked in 164th place while the stunning Mourne Mountains came in at 210th on the list.
Lonely Planet’s Vice President of experience Tom Hall said: “We’re thrilled to name the Giant’s Causeway as one of the UK’s very best sights – alongside many other wonderful experiences in Northern Ireland including spotting puffins and seals on Rathlin Island and riding a boat through Co Fermanagh’s Marble Arch Caves.”