Each spring, local fishermen put up this rope bridge across a chasm 18m (59 feet) wide and 24m (79 feet) deep, swinging over the sea between the mainland and a small island. The bridge has a practical purpose—allowing access to the island’s salmon fishery, which it’s been doing since 1755 (don’t worry, they do maintenance). Visitors can use it for a thrilling walk and the chance to call out to each other, “Don’t look down!” (By the way, that is excellent advice.) If you are acrophobic, stay clear; if you don’t know whether you are, this is not the place to find out. Note: A 12-mile (19km) coastal cliff path leads between the Giant’s Causeway and the rope bridge. It is always open and is worth the exhaustion.
Causeway Coast and the Glens of Antrim
Causeway Coast and the Glens of Antrim› Attraction
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
119A Whitepark Rd., Ballintoy, Co. Antrim, BT54 6LS
Our Rating Hours July–Sept daily 9:30am–7pm; Mar–June and Sept–Oct daily 9:30am–6pm; Nov–Feb daily 9:30am–3:30pm Phone 028/2076-9839 Prices Admission £7 adults; £3.50 children; £17.50 families Web site Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Map119A Whitepark Rd., Ballintoy, Co. Antrim, BT54 6LS Causeway Coast and the Glens of Antrim
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