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Sway between two cliffs faces 30 m (98 ft) above the rocks and water on Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. Fishermen once used it during the salmon runs, but currently the National Trust manages it as a tourist attraction. Over 247,000 visitors walk across the bridge every year to the island of Carrickarede, an Irish word meaning "rock of the casting," for the views over the sea below and the land behind. You must pay a small fee to cross the bridge, but once you pay you're on your own. The money goes toward upkeep and preservation. To visit Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and other attractions in Ballintoy, use our Ballintoy road trip planning website.
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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge reviews
We parked on the road with others as it was quiet and walked down the steep hill and steps (need to be fit). There is a car park part way down next to the ticket office. It's NT and £10 admission... more »
This is another one of the "can't miss" activities in Northern Ireland. Walk across a 30-meter high rope bridge from the mainland to the small Carrick-a-Rede island and walk around the island and... more »
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