Giant's Ring

Prehistoric enclosure, over 200 metres in diameter, with a dolmen in the centre.

The big earthwork circle, roughly 200m across, is a beautiful example of a 'henge' monument, built in about 2700BC during the Neolithic period. Similar monuments are found elsewhere in Britain and Ireland, but this is one of the finest. In the middle is a tomb made up of five upright stones and a large capstone, the bare frame of what was originally a chambered grave, covered with a cairn of stones and earth.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

Opening times:

March - October 10:00 - 16:00
April - September 10:00 - 21:00

Prices:

Free Admission.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Visit Belfast Welcome Centre Tourist Information

Location / Directions

At Shaw's Bridge, turn right onto the B23 Ballylesson Road, continue uphill to Ballynahatty Road, turn right berore Holy Trinity Church of Ireland. Follow road for 400 metres and take first left, signposted to Giants Ring for small carpark.
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Contact Details

Near Shaw's Bridge
Off Ballynahatty Road
Lisburn
County Down
BT8 8LE

Website:
www.doeni.gov.uk/niea
Email:
nieainfo@doeni.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 3885 3955