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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.
Tours To Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $86
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Duration: 10 hours
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge Reviews
An expensive anti climax. Not really as described. Be prepared for a long and arduos walk which in bad weather is very exposed, so go prepared with good quality gear. The rope bridge is very secure... more »
We spent the 3 hours driving up from Dublin and when we got there at 4, they had already closed the gate for tickets. We walked ahead and got to where the bridge was, introduce Alex & Aien (the only..... more »
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