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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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119a White Park Road, Ballintoy, County Antrim, BT54 6LS
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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The Rope Bridge remains closed at this time. The Car Park at Carrick-a-Rede is open for visitors to enjoy the coastal walk.

Car parking spaces at Carrick-a-Rede will be limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Car Park open Monday to Sundays 10:00-17:00.

The site is open to allow local walkers to safely enjoy this section of the Causeway Coast Way to seek fresh air, space and nature. Please maintain social distancing from staff and other visitors when you visit.

Please see our website for further details and updates.

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.

Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Island (home to a single building - a fisherman's cottage) is the final destination. Suspended almost 100ft (30m) above sea level, the rope bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen 350 years ago

Crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is an exhilarating experience, high above the water and open to the elements. Thousands of people come every year to blow out the cobwebs, see beautiful coastal scenery, and spot rare wildlife. Pre-booking is essential. We limit the number of people who can cross the bridge in any given hour.
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.

As a conservation charity we are committed to preserving and protecting our special places and spaces for everyone to enjoy. This includes protecting ongoing conservation, managing health and safety and trying to ease traffic congestion around the site.

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Picnic Area

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Opening Times

* For local walks: Car Park (only) open Monday to Sundays 10:00-17:00. Last admission 16:00.
The Rope Bridge itself remains closed at this time.
Please see our website for further details and updates.
The car park is suitable for cars only; no coaches, campervans or caravans can access the car park at this time.
Please maintain social distancing from staff and other visitors when you visit.

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:
Train: Services from Belfast or Londonderry to Coleraine. Bus: Causeway Rambler (Ulsterbus No. 376) Bushmills to Carrick-a-Rede runs in the summer; or Ulsterbus No. 252 is a circular route via the Antrim Glens from Belfast. Both stop at Carrick-a-Rede. Car: On B15, 7 miles from Bushmills, 5 miles from Ballycastle. Drive time: Belfast 1.15 hours; Giant's Causeway 10 minutes.

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