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Published on Apr 27, 2016
Historian and children's author Christopher Lloyd describes how a massive volcanic eruption 60 million years ago led to the creation of the strange giant hexagonal columns now known as the Giant's Causeway.
The columns give rise to several legends, most famously the legend of Finn McCool, a giant who is said to have built the causeway to reach his rival in Scotland.
This is the 1st in a series of vlogs that describe the 10 most pivotal moments in the history of Britain. Go to the What on Earth? YouTube channel to view them all.
You can find more fascinating facts in the What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of the History of Britain - available to purchase at www.whatonearthbooks.com.