Best of British: 60 things that make Britain great

Imagine you're cut off in a far-off land. What longings would be uppermost in your mind? Here we celebrate those aspects of life that make our islands distinct and beguiling.

50. Giant’s Causeway


Throughout the British Isles, the underlying geology is occasionally revealed to form dramatic and distinctive landforms. In few places is the effect so powerful or as curious as this exposed honeycomb of basalt rock that breaks through the cliff-lined coast of Antrim to form the so-called Giant’s Causeway.

‘We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love’
(William Penn)

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