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Free admission to Giant's Causeway on 'Community Day'

Visits to the Giant's Causeway will be free of charge on October 7 

Admission to The Giant’s Causeway will be free of charge on Saturday October 7.

The 'Community Day' will allow visitors to enjoy a guided walk, led by a visitor experience ranger or use an audio guide if visitors would prefer to explore the Causeway on their own. Visitors can also hop on the Translink shuttle bus to and from the Causeway and access the Visitor’s Centre where there will be free face-painting from 11am to 5pm.

As part of the celebrations, the Northern Ireland Potato Festival will also be hosted in the Causeway Hotel carpark with entertainment, food and drinks and celebrations within the hotel.  Organised by a local voluntary group, the annual potato event celebrates not only the potato but the Causeway’s link to potato-breeder John Clark OBE, who lived and worked at Innisfree Farm. 

Visitors to The Causeway Hotel able to enjoy live music and children's entertainment during the day with complimentary drinks and locally produced food between 7-9pm.

Speaking ahead of the community open day, site manager, Alastair Walker said: ‘Since opening the new Visitor Centre in 2012 we have held community open days twice a year. These days allow all visitors to come and enjoy the full visitor experience with no admission charge – we want people to understand and appreciate the importance of nature, to engage with nature more and it is our job is to help increase access to nature for everyone - forever." 

The Community Open Day runs on Saturday 7 October only - the last free admission is at 5pm and the centre closes at 6pm.  Usual admission charges will apply from Sunday 8 October, with National Trust members and under 5’s free of charge throughout the year.

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