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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

119a Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6LS, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 6609
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Ballintoy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I attempted to go down, but it was so windy & had been raining so the more I walked down, the more my phobia kicked in. When I got to the first stone stairs I could only go half way & had to give it up. My sister did make it all the way down & across & she said... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The walk down the the bridge was lovely an parking was not too expensive. We went at a quieter time where there were few people on the bridge and no queues so it was amazing to be able to walk across the bridge at out own pace and take lots of photos. Entrance onto the bridge had to be paid... More

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West Wickham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you want to avoid the crowds get there early, or do as we did and go late - after 6 o'clock. Only 8 people can be on the bridge at a time so queues will be long at peak times. As National Trust members it was free to us so I can't comment on the price but the views... More

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Kilcullen, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very overrated. Having said that my wife thought it was good and she doesn't have a head for heights. I thought it was overpriced for a family of four. The marketing makes you feel like you will miss out by not doing it. You are not missing much!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

For the price that the National Trust charged I expected something bigger, more interesting. With a family of four adults it was not cheap (about £1 per metre of bridge traversed!). One of the google sites says this is the most useless attraction in County Antrim, have to say I must agree.

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Auvergne, France
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the most overrated and disappointing paid attractions that I've visited. A 20 minute wait on either side of this very short but admittedly high rope bridge and we were across it in less than 30 seconds ! Don't be fooled by the brochure photos that make it look awe-inspring.... It was so busy that... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Carrick a rede rope bridge. Went here on a tour. When you get to the car park it's a 1 km walk to the bridge. You walk along the cliffs and it's about a 30 min walk. The hardest bit in the walk is the steps. The views are great and on a good day you can see Scotland. my... More

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Crossing the rope bridge is very touristy, but the views from the island make it worth it. The crossing isn't scary at all, unless you are afraid of heights. Very safe though. Nothing is bringing that bridge down.

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Bishkek
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The scenery here is breathtaking indeed, but the bridge experience itself is a bit overrated - it's nice, but you get to stand in a queue two times (for crossing and back) up to half an hour in our case, and most of that because everybody in the queue stops to shoot selfies on the bridge. The bridge itself is... More

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It was inexpensive. After we paid there was a 0.6 mile walk to the rope bridge. Once we got there it was a 20 minute wait which didn't seem too bad. It is a short bridge up and then back so you will have 2 opportunities to experience the trip. The surroundings at the bridge are breath taking. So worth... More

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