Friday, 10 August 2012

Giant's Causeway Centre

I can advise you that The National Trust's new visitor centre at the Giant's Causeway has free wi-fi. I am in the cafeteria. It's a beautiful day.

First impressions are favourable. the car-park is spacious, tidy and well laid out. I showed the staff my life membership card and ventured in to the brand-new reception hall, which is as spacious as an airport lobby.

The shop is immediately beyond Reception. Everything, perhaps unsurprisingly, is geared towards tourists.

There are virtually no National Trust brand items for sale, apart from preservatives like jam. It's all akin to the souvenir shop at Titanic Belfast.

It's well done and the staff are eager to oblige.

I ambled on foot to the causeway itself, having chatted to an agreeable member of staff who lives near Castlerock. I also, by coincidence, encountered  June Traill. I explained about the article I've drafted on Ballylough House.

As a consequence, I'm visiting the house tomorrow in order to take a few photos.


Russ said...

Great stuff. We stated in the gatelodge in may. Of course the house is private. Looking forward to seeing your article.

Russ said...

Hope you get lots of pictures. Especially the restored drum gatelodge. We stayed there in may. Russ