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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6LS, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I just loved it! Visiting in winter, we were alone on the 1.1km walk to the rope bridge. The weather was clear and still. The views breathtaking. The rope bridge crossing is actually quite short and very sturdy. The story behind it even more compelling....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there at the end of October. The weather was mild enough but still very windy. The bridge was very interesting connected to a very small island. The view was stunning and breath-taking. After the short visit to the bridge, we stopped at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a go even if you are not a Game of Thrones fan. (This is apparently the site of Stormcastle.) The bridge gives context to why my tour guides kept saying the Irish like bouncy bridges haha. I went as part of a tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank imouse1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Missed out on crossing this bridge last year as we arrived too late in the day, so made sure we got here in time this year ! Family day out - mom, dad and three kids (12, 14, 16). Our 12-year old (girl) insisted ahead...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited karrick rope in January. Weather was a bit cool just needed a jacket. Exhilarating walking the bridge. If others in the party don't want to do it it's okay there are plenty of places to watch and pic their family.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Valerie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With our family we took on the 2.8 kilometre round trip to walk the rope bridge. The path is very stable and all along the walk you’ve got stunning coastal views. We were at the bridge before the tour buses had arrived and had no...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GrantS670
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Along the path to Giants Causeway, we stopped off at this site. Take the time and hike to this rope bridge. You’ll be glad you did. Though it is a simulacrum of what the original fishermen built, you’ll feel a connection to their experience as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just a rope bridge, there was a ridiculously long 30-40 minute queue waiting to walk across it. My friend went and said it was cool. I didn't end up waiting. If you're in the car park, go left, instead of right (everyone else goes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank austrini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place and splendid view of sea. A bit scary initially for kids for crossing but they did enjoy on returning. Worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dineshkannan81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought the tickets on the spot and there was a short queue. Very scenic 2-hr walk (plus queuing up to cross the rope bridge). Could see Rathlin Island from far. Strongly recommended to visit this bridge if you do come to Northern Ireland.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kevin S
11 January 2019|
Response from redhead_roaming | Reviewed this property |
The attraction has parking! If you look on Google Maps, it's called Larrybane Quarry and goes up to around The Weighbridge Tearoom. When we went, the top section was full so we parked near the bottom, in the Larrybane... More
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.