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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
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Sway with the wind as you cross and take in the stunning views along the Causeway Coastal Route, best known as an outstanding area of natural beauty in Northern Ireland.

Carrick-a-Rede one of Northern Ireland’s most loved attractions in Northern Ireland, cared for by the National Trust, a registered conservation charity founded to protect beautiful and special places for ever, for everyone.

The rope bridge has woven its way between Carrick Island and the County Antrim mainland across the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Island is the final destination and home to a fisherman's cottage steeped in history and heritage.

Suspended almost 100 ft (30 m) above sea level, the rope bridge was first erected by salmon fisherman nearly 300 years ago.

Brave the exhilarating experience by crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge high above the water and open to the elements – feel the creak of wooden slats in the rushing wind. Hear the waves swirling in beneath your feet. And breathe in the salty spray rising from below.

Thousands of people come every year to blow out the cobwebs, see beautiful coastal scenery, and spot rare wildlife.

To ensure you enjoy this exhilarating rope bridge experience at its best, the National Trust introduced timed ticketing allowing visitors to plan their crossing in advance of their visit by pre-booking tickets online.

As a conservation charity they are committed to preserving and protecting special places and spaces for everyone to enjoy therefore a limited number of people can only cross the bridge in any given hour and pre-booking is highly recommended.

The timed ticket to cross the bridge is valid for 1 hour.

The bridge is a 1km walk from the car park, please allow enough time to reach the steps of the bridge for your crossing. The last arrival time to collect your ticket from the ticket office is 15 minutes before the expiry time on the ticket. If you arrive late, we cannot honour your booking and you will not receive a refund.

Opening times

Normal opening times below, please be aware that the bridge may be closed due to weather conditions:

1 January – 31 January: 09:30 – 15:30

1 February – 31 March: 09:30 – 17:00

1 April – 30 April: 09:30 – 18:00

1 May - 30 June: 09:30 – 19:00

1 July – 31 August: 09:30 – 20:00

1 September – 31 October: 09:30 – 18:00

1 November – 31 December: 09:30 – 15:30

Final access to Rope Bridge is 45 mins before closing time.

Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December.

Price list

Visitors to the site who do not wish to cross the bridge can access the coastal pathways and the viewpoint for free by foot. It is essential for visitors who wish to experience crossing the bridge to pre-purchase a timed ticket. You can explore the island for as long as you like. Child tickets are valid for ages 5-17 years.

Adult: £10.00

Child: £5.00

Family: £25.00

National Trust members: Free

Facilities

  • Family Discount
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Euro Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Family Discount
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Euro Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
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Attraction / Causeway Coastal Route

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Address
119a White Park Road Ballintoy
Ballycastle
County Antrim
BT54 6LS
Phone number
T: (028) 2076 9839
Email
Web Address
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carrick-a-rede
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