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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Originally, a place where fishermen from local villages used to come to have a good catch. An interesting sight to visit. It is not scary at all to cross it, the cliff on the other side is quite steep though. Allow yourself about an hour to wander around and take all the pics :-)

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were advised the walk to the rope bridge was 1 km but it was more like 1 mile. The good pathway was rather steep in places and you need to be prepared for quite a lot of steps especially tiresome on the return although some seating was provided on the walk.

I was apprehensive crossing the rope bridge as the wind had got up slightly and there was movement but it was worthwhile to realise how the fishermen managed to bring their catch ashore.

Entry to the site was free if you didnt want to cross the bridge, but £5.60 (which I thought a bit steep) for the crossing.

The views to Islay, Jura, the Mull of Kintyre and Ailsa Craig together with Rathin Island were superb.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Not as scary as I feared, in fact it quite a short bridge. It was very blowy on the day I visited but the bridge didn't sway much, there was more movement from the number of people on the bridge at one time,which caused it to bounce more than sway. Rather steep steps down from the landward side so care needed and a walk of at least half a mile to the bridge from the car park. There are some tricky steps cut into the rocks en-route which can be dangerous, especially when wet. A person it front of me fell down on them.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

There is a £5.60 charge to pay at the car park (slightly less if you're on a coach group and free if you're a National Trust member. The walk along to the bridge takes 15-20 minutes and be aware there are some steep slopes and steps in places though there are hand rails and benches if you're feeling tired.

Numbers on the bridge are structly controlled by the Narional Trust staff who can assist anyone in any difficulty. The climb up on the island at the other side is steep and unpaved so I only went up halfway.

Amazing sea views throughout. Back in the car park is a small gift shop and nice tea room with toilets. If it's a nice day, more spectacular views can be had from the beches outside the tea room.

Thank Travelfromessex
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

The hike from the car park to the bridge is about a mile, along gorgeous cliffs. Yes, it costs 5.60 euro to cross the bridge, as some reviewers have complained. I won't complain though, because the National Trust takes great care of this area, and what an experience! I only wish we had brought a picnic lunch to have on the small island after crossing the bridge. But there is a cafe, shop, and toilets at the car park.

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