Giant’s Causeway bus

This item appears on page 64 of the May 2008 issue.

During a 14-day “Celtic Kingdoms” cruise on Holland America Line’s Prinsendam, on Aug. 31, 2007, I took a day-long shore excursion from Belfast to Giant’s Causeway.

Before the trip, I had read in a guidebook that the walk down to the causeway took 15 minutes but that a shuttle bus made continuous round trips. As I walked out of the rear door of the Visitor Center, a shuttle was returning up the hill and deposited people nearby, so I hopped on. At the bottom there was a group waiting to get on.

My shore excursion book called it “Causeway Coaster Minibus,” and I saw at least one other as I was traveling up and down.

In the letter “Giant’s Causeway” (March ’08, pg. 16), a reader wrote that the site can only be reached on foot. I don’t want people to avoid this wonder thinking they have to walk that steep hill.


Baltimore, MD