Northern Ireland’s famous visitor attraction, the Giant’s Causeway, is set to get a brand new visitor centre to replace the previous one, which was destroyed by fire eight years ago.
The National Trust, which owns and maintains the Giant’s Causeway site and 15 miles of footpaths along the Causeway Coastline, has just been granted planning permission to build a new £18m visitor centre at the Giant’s Causeway.
The Giant’s Causeway is situated on the North coast of County Antrim and is Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage site – it was awarded the status in 1986.
Admission to the Giant’s Causeway is free, however, a charge is made for parking.
Work on the new centre is expected to start later this year with completion due in 2011.