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“The Great Outdoors”

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Ranked #4 of 4 things to do in Ballintoy
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was part of a Day tour which we boarded from Belfast... we stopped here and fell in love with the great Irish greenery mixed with the bluish rough coast! to our fortune it was a sunny day (with a few showers now and then)

Its very pleasant to walk by and enjoy the fresh air cross the rope bridge ... and back head to the cozy little shop ... order Tea and cake and put a smile on your face :)

Thank Luke B
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

You don't need to pay any fee to walk to the bridge and look across the narrow channel and around to the surrounding cliffs. We were there on a clear day and it was spectacular. The bridge is short, high, and bouncy. If you don't like heights or don't want to pay the fee to cross, then just enjoy the walk.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

if you are going to ireland, make the effort to do this. great coastal/cliff views and an exciting trot across a bouncy swaying rope bridge on a windy pass high above the sea. and you can get the certificate to prove you didi it!!!

Thank mercmeist
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We happened to be very lucky while in Ireland and had mostly sunny days during our 10 day trip. On the day we went to the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, it had started out overcast. We parked our car, paid the fee, and started the trek to the bridge. By the time we got there, the sun had come out and it was magnificent. It is definitely not for someone who is afraid of heights (although I didn't think it was that high really). But once you cross the bridge, you get to explore this little island and see a two room building right by the water where they used to fish. If you are heading to Northern Ireland to see Giant's Causeway, don't forget to add this to the list. This was only 5 maybe 10 miles down the road from the Causeway and we did both in one day.

Thank Xraygirl420
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The rope bridge is a pretty fun thing to do! Hopefully, you will get good weather when you do it. If not, put a rain coat on, and go for it anyway! You walk a little ways from the parking lot to the bridge itself, but the path is well-maintained, and the walk is pretty easy. The rope bridge itself was smaller than I had envisioned, but I was actually quite glad of that. It is completely safe, but it can be a bit scary if you happen to look down! Once on the other side, you are allowed to spend as much time as you want. It's not all that big, but there is some beautiful scenery. You will enjoy this experience!

Thank chester110105
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