The Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site stretches along the Causeway Coast for 3km, with the popular Causeway Coastal Route providing access along this stunning stretch.

Luckily a new bench has just been installed, by the National Trust, on behalf of the World Heritage Steering Group, allowing those walking along this coastal path to stop, rest and take in their surroundings while discovering more about the history and nature of the area as well as the World Heritage Site designation.

The bench is situated at Hamiltion’s Seat, a headland near the Eastern boundary of the Site and replaces a weather-beaten plinth bench. Engravings include a map, some of the species found here such as the Narrow Mouth Whorl Snail, as well as reference to the Armada ship which sunk here, the Girona.

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This is one of a handful of projects that the World Heritage Site Steering group delivers each year to promote and protect the World Heritage Site designation, funded with thanks to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

Bench in situ

So if you are near by why not take a seat, learn a bit about Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site and enjoy the view!

 

 

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