UNESCO Coastal

Giant’s Causeway

Stop #15:

Giants Causeway has over 40,000 basalt columns formed from ancient volcanic activity. Located on the northern coast of Northern Ireland, The causeway is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1986.

By legend, the stones are the remnants of a causeway built by a giant named Finn MacCool to connect giants destroyed the causeway (depending on which version of the story is told), leaving only the remnants of the causeway you see today.

Mont Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy is a small island with a population of 44 people! Sitting at the top of the fortifications is a monastery. While we were there on a rainy day, an orchestra was playing in the monestary. Until recently, the island was accessible only during low tide, making it a defensible position – incoming tides stranded or drowned those that didn’t belong there! Because of this natural defense, the Mont was not conquered during the Hundred Years’ War.

Mont Saint-Michel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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