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“a "little" adventure”

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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$74.05*
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Giant's Causeway Day Trip from Dublin including Belfast
Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Ballintoy
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dublin, Ireland
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“a "little" adventure”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The walk to the bridge was a bit longer than I expected - take a snack for kids who get tired easily - but the views are very good. The bridge is indeed high above the water, but short enough to just give a bit of a thrill. Perfect for kids. The view off the island is really worth the hike and wait to cross the bridge. The grass and rocks are slick on wet days so make sure to wear good shoes!

Visited October 2012
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“Awesome experience”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Was totally unsure whether or not I would walk over to the other side, but what an adrenalin rush, absolutely spectacular and once in a life time experience.

Visited October 2012
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“Crossing the bridge”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

This attraction requires strong legs because you’ll be walking up and down a hill - exhausting. When I went there last March we needed to add further caution since it was raining so everywhere is wet and slippery. In addition to this, the cliffs at the attraction are not fenced!. There is a fee for the attraction (£5.60). The bridge itself doesn’t seem to be frightening unless you’ve set you foot on it. In my experience the bridge that time has been swinging which gets to my nerves but I did succeed on crossing and it has been an amazing experience. They'll also offer you a certificate after the bridge crossing for an additional pound. It’s just that the attraction fee is too much and the walk has been too long.

Visited March 2012
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“New bridge”
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

This national trust property consists of a walk along the coast to a rope bridge. They have just put in a new bridge. It swings a bit but is well constructed.

Great sighs along the coast.

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“Very Cool”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Have you ever seen Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? Well if you have, then you've probably always wanted to walk across one of those rope bridges! In Northern Ireland, you finally get your chance!

My wife and I checked this out as part of our vacation in Ireland and it's really something unique worth doing. The bridge itself connects the mainland to one of those little rock islands just offshore. Only eight people are allowed on the bridge at one time but that wasn't really a problem when we went. The bridge is very well made but still wobbles a lot; it is a rope bridge after all.

The little island you cross over to gives you a good vantage point to take some photos of the shoreline and you get some really nice views.

Overall, it's a fun little stop on your way to Giant's Causeway or the Antrim Coast, depending on where you're headed next. Just don't look down!

Visited October 2012
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