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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6LS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 9839
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 March 2007

The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge crosses a narrow channel between the coast and an island. At 30 feet above swirling sea, it's not for the faint hearted. 'Rope bridge' does make it sound more ricketty than it is - there are solid wooden planks to walk...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 February 2014

I am a photographer and have traveled all over the beautiful isle of Ireland that is my home and have seen some great tourist attractions and been greeted warmly. However, I was very sad to find that The National Trust employees at the Carrick-a-rede to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely loved the rope bridge, we were on a coach tour and the bridge was part of the tour, there's a 20 minute (1km) walk to the bridge, no minibus i'm afraid so sensible shoes or boots are recommended the path is uneven and there's...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here as part of causaway tour. Did not enter the visitation center as it cost money. We walked the 1.1km to the bridge. I heard it is only open certain time of the day due to the strong wind. It does get really...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a definite for anyone who loves beautiful scenery. However, it's not for the faint hearted as the best views will require you to cross a 20m rope bridge 30m above the swirling sea below. The bridge itself is very well reinforced, however given...More

Thank TravelWithGaby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another stop on my coastal journey. Its believed the bridge was built for salmon fishing off the island. I wouldn't want this job! It is a great experience but if you have a phobia of heights it's not for you. It was a little windy...More

Thank jollygaunts
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved this place. The scenery is dramatic and beautiful and the rope bridge is well controlled and safe. The fishing hut on the other side is cute too! The walk down to the bridge and back up was a challenge for our older members...More

Thank ReenyJoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is accessible and well maintained, with ample parking. It is well advertised so expect a crowd. We were there at the end of October and there were still three buses in the lot. If you're at all adventurous and like hiking, climbing, etc.,...More

Thank Karla G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning part of the Northern Ireland coastline. There is no entry charge for National Trust members. Would recommend getting your tickets as soon as you get there, then you can see if you have time to visit tea shop etc. first. The...More

Thank emuslushy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't cross the bridge (kid had to use the bathroom) but the approach is absolutely gorgeous even for those non-GoT fans among us. Thankfully, we had a magnificent sunny day and were able to see clear across the water to Scotland. Well worth a stop...More

Thank MKB1701
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views on the other side are just incredible. A must see place if you're going to be in the area! I'm not a fan of heights, but it was well worth it once you're on the other side.

Thank aeholliday
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk was nice only 1km. The veiws of the cliffs were lovely. A bit of a que but moved quickly. The bridge itself was small but scary to walk over. Some nice history of the place on plaques A nice place for a picnic...More

Thank Philip M
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8 November 2018|
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Response from DREGS | Reviewed this property |
It will probably be open unless there are high winds or rain. The steps are steep and could be slippery so phone on the day if you aren’t sure. NT try to open bank holidays so unless there are staff sickness or safety issues... More
Ron O
14 October 2018|
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Response from karen21_10 | Reviewed this property |
£8 each, they don’t make it clear when entering, you can walk right up to bridge for free, if you don’t want to cross, giants causeway the same, pay going through shop or free as an ulter way through bridge.
27 August 2018|
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Response from redhead_roaming | Reviewed this property |
I read somewhere that while they 100% take cards, it's always possible that they're machines could be down because of their isolated location, due to high winds or something similar. So, it's a good idea to have cash just... More