The Giant’s Causeway is one of the World’s Natural Wonders on the North Atlantic Ocean coast in Co. Antrim, outside the small town of Bushmills.
The disabled parking for the visitor’s centre is outside The Causeway Hotel. There is no signage indicating this on approach to the visitor’s centre, but the staff outside were quick and helpful at pointing out where to park. There are 9 disabled parking bays available outside the hotel.
I purchased my tickets online for the attraction to avoid queuing, though upon arriving there was no distinction in the queue outside to get into the visitor’s centre. Also, there was no option online for disabled concession tickets, which is available at the booking office at the centre. However, a member of the staff was very helpful in refunding the ticket when I got there.
The visitor’s centre itself is fully accessible for people in wheelchairs and whilst there are 3 levels in the centre, all is fully accessible by ramps throughout the building. There are also two disabled toilets within the premises, which are roomy, so should pose no problems for people in large wheelchairs or scooters.
Outside, there are two disabled friendly buses to take people down to the Causeway itself. Some people prefer to walk down to the Causeway via the footpath, but I would advise against this. It is a long walk down and can be quite slippy on a wet day. This would cause difficulty for people with restrictive mobility issues.
Down at the Causeway, naturally a lot of it is cut off for people with mobility problems, but the view alone is fantastic and in my own personal view, worth the visit to see it’s natural beauty. Some areas are quite rough, but if you can take it easy over the torrent, it will take you down to a pathway, with a long walk along the Causeway.