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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 today via mobile

Ok... At the beginning I thought 💭 It’s gonna be easy, it’s not a challenge, but you feel nervous when the bridge is moving... The bridge moves!! The path to the bridge is nice, I think maybe 8£ is a bit expensive, but... there are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pepe_rdg
Reviewed 3 days ago

The walk up to the actual rope bridge is a treat in itself. The scenery alongside the coastal path is beautiful. The rope bridge itself is a wonderful feat of engineering. We were lucky we arrived before a tour bus because as we were leaving...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DecMul
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Complete rip off cost for a few seconds on a bridge that you cannot even stop for a photo without being shouted at by the staff to hurry up. I went when weather wasnt great so no queues but i would have left a worse...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Spike_PKH
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a rope bridge 98 feet above the rocky sea below. The bridge is sixty six feet long and is very secure. We crossed it before we knew it. But it WAS TERRIFYING. I didn’t look down. Just looked ahead and crossed quickly. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery and crossing the bridge is a thrill, but it was quite crowded. The site is particularly smoothly run by the National Trust staff.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lucynougat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a tour bus up from Belfast and toured the northern coast. This rope bridge was one of our stops. We were blessed with a beautiful day and immaculate views. A cool and easy must do if you’re in Ireland or Northern Ireland!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lynseyengle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the car park there is a beautiful walk, along the stunning coastline to the rope bridge. Luckily the weather and wind were calm and so we were able to cross over to a small island. It is a strange sensation with the rope bridge...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angela S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove by, while on my way to Bushmills; just to have been told from the nice lady at the parking gate, that the bridge is closed due to bad weather conditions. I could have done the walk, but not the bridge. I refused, because...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bobx77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is very unique place. The bridge allows you to visit a small island. The views both from land and from the island are breathing. Also the fact of going through rope bridge is an experience hard to compare with something else, you can see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paulina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit. Stunning walk up to the bridge along the cliffs. Some of the most incredible views in Ireland to be seen here !

Date of experience: March 2019
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Carly W
March 23, 2019|
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Response from Steviefull | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, there was a woman who I'd guess was a little bit further along than you and she took a steady walk to the bridge and back. It's more the lack of toilets and seating on the walk than the bridge itself... More
Kevin S
January 11, 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
November 7, 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