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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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Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge  is currently closed until Tuesday December 27, 2022 due to bridge replacement works. The site car park will be open at weekends for visitors to walk this section of the Causeway Coastal Route, with a £5 charge for car parking, free for National Trust members and local pass holders.

Subject to the bridge replacement works being complete, the rope bridge is planned to re-open between Christmas and the New Year, with bridge crossings from Tuesday December 27th until Sunday January 1st inclusive. As always, online booking is recommended in advance.

Please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carrick-a-rede for opening times and details on how to plan your visit

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. The National Trust 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 they 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.

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  • On site parking

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge is currently closed until Tuesday December 27, 2022 due to bridge replacement works. The site car park will be open at weekends for visitors to walk this section of the Causeway Coastal Route, with a £5 charge for car parking, free for National Trust members and local pass holders. The rope bridge is planned to re-open between Christmas and the New Year, with bridge crossings from Tuesday December 27th until Sunday January 1st inclusive.

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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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