Since opening its doors in July 2012, the award-winning Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre has welcomed over four million guests from across the globe and to celebrate its five-year anniversary the National Trust is offering you the chance to win a spot at one of three free events being hosted at the World Heritage Site this summer.
Kicking off this series of events, is Jonathan Owens, Ashtanga Yoga instructor, who will be leading a rooftop yoga class on Saturday 1 July at 8am. Local to the area, Jonathan has been practising yoga for 38 years, 18 of which he has practised Ashtanga, a continuous form of movement, postures and breathing.
Other upcoming bespoke events include: An evening mindfulness and meditation class with Brenda Shankey at the Causeway stones on 20th July and a Sunday morning beginners art class which will showcase the outstanding beauty and landscape of the dramatic cliffs.
Commenting on the 5 year anniversary and the upcoming events, Esther Dobbin, Commercial Operations Manager for the National Trustsaid, ‘As part of our anniversary celebrations we wanted to open up the Giants Causeway to the community and offer them the opportunity to experience the outstanding beauty of this world-heritage site at times when they wouldn’t necessarily think of visiting.
‘Over the past five years the centre has been widely recognised for its innovation and excellence and offers visitors the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the Giant’s Causeway Experience. With tourism as a key economic driver, we are committed to supporting our international guests as well as the local community and we hope that the activity planned over the summer will offer visitors the chance to experience this world heritage site in all its glory.’
The Visitor Centre building which was designed by Heneghan Peng Architects is widely recognised for its sustainability and design, winning awards such as the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Award 2012 for sustainability in design, materials, energy, construction management and ecology.
To win a space on any one of these unique and wonderful events simply apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited so apply now to secure your place.
The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s leading visitor attractions and the National Trust, as a conservation charity is committed to investing in and protecting Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site so that it can be enjoyed for ever for everyone.
For more information on the Giant’s Causeway and other events taking place this summer visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giantscauseway