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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy

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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.
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  • I'm a child of The Troubles. Though I was lucky enough to live on the North Coast. Lucky, because compared to Belfast and Londonderry, it was like another planet. We had the magnificent beaches... 
    I'm a child of The Troubles. Though I was lucky enough to live on the North Coast. Lucky, because compared to Belfast and Londonderry, it was like another planet. We had the magnificent beaches...  more »
  • This is a must do…we picked the windiest day to do it but felt very safe. Was greeted by the most lovely and friendly lady called Anne and the funniest guy called Jacob. The views are incredible from....  more
    This is a must do…we picked the windiest day to do it but felt very safe. Was greeted by the most lovely and friendly lady called Anne and the funniest guy called Jacob. The views are incredible from....  more »
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  • Really beautiful spot. Very tranquil and peaceful. Rope bridge is the highlight, views are spectacular. Its a 1km walk from the car park to the bridge. You would want dry weather to enjoy this location. There is public toilets - but no gift shops.
  • I have heard stories and I experienced it myself back in 2017 but this place often closes. I guess it opened up last Monday. Absolutely beautiful area and a simple 20-30 min walk. My grandma did it without issues. The bathrooms were really clean and the staff was friendly. Water was blue and colorful but the sun was out. You'll need to pay ahead of time online. Just makes it easier and quicker. I paid right at the entrance before I parked. The staff was right there with a QR code for wifi.

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