As defined in its current management plan, the World Heritage Site extends approximately 3 kilometres from northeast to southwest and 0.5 kilometres from northwest to southeast at its widest along the north Antrim coast. The site occupies approximately 70ha of land and encompasses a further 160ha of sea. Apart from a limited land holding by Moyle District Council and private landowners above the cliff top, the overwhelming majority of the site is owned and managed by the National Trust. This includes all of the main access routes to the causeway stones, the sea cliffs and the coastal plain and platform. See Figure 1 for a generalised map of the area.


Figure 1. Location map of the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site.


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