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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is currently closed. All facilities including car park and toilets remain closed at this time.We’re working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so

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.

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. For these reasons, it’s a busy place and pre-booking is essential. We limit the number of people who can cross the bridge in any given hour.

Timed tickets: Please note a timed ticketing system is in place at Carrick-a-Rede and you can now book online via: http://carrickaredetickets.com

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.

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.

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

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* We’re working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so, however Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge remains closed. All facilities including car park and toilets remain closed at this time.

Timed tickets: Please note a timed ticketing system is in place at Carrick-a-Rede and you can now book online via: http://carrickaredetickets.com

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