The Giant's Causeway in Co Antrim.iStock/Getty Images

New research has revealed that a vast majority of people in the UK have never visited the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Hertz UK, which commissioned the survey, asked 2,185 people and found that 82 percent had never been to the World Heritage site, making it the top UK destination never visited by Britons, Belfast Live reports.

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John O’Groats, the UK’s most Northern point, was next on the survey's list with 79 percent of those questioned saying they never visited the tourist destination.

David Rowlands, General Manager, Hertz UK, said: "There's an assumption that people need to travel far and wide for a holiday, but we've found there are lots of places much closer to home that people haven’t seen or experienced.

Gorgeous sunset at the Giant's Causeway.

"Some of the UK’s most picturesque destinations are just a car journey away, so there’s plenty of inspiration if anyone is planning a last minute trip or just looking for something different to do with their weekend."

The Giant's Causeway is a coastal area of approximately 40,000 basalt columns near the town of Bushmills in County Antrim. Its unique and stepping stone formation is the result of an ancient volcanic eruption that occurred 60 million years ago.

Climbing the Giant's Causeway.

The top ten UK destinations never visited by Britons are as follows:

1. The Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim (82%)
2. John O’Groats, Caithness (79%)
3. The Gower Peninsula, Swansea (74%)
4. The Angel of the North, Tyne and Wear (65%)
5. Loch Ness, Inverness-shire (61%)
6. Land’s End, Cornwall (52%)
7. Windsor Castle, Berkshire (51%)
8. Brighton Pier, East Sussex (48%)
9. Stratford-Upon- Avon, Warwickshire (46%)
10. Lake Windermere, Cumbria (45%)

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