Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy

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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  • We went to lots of wind and light rain at the bridge. The way to bridge is approximately 1km long. It is well fortified and has a stone staircase (slippery in the rain). The bridge rocks very wind. It is not suitable for small children or anyone with a fear of heights. Unfortunately, the observation deck was locked on the small island. The admission cost £8 (before two years £4,5) for transitioning my opinion way too much. Unfortunately, we are likely to make no pictures on the bridge. Working with have asked us to leave the bridge quickly and to climb stairs to friends again. All in all can you save the entry in my opinion and only to observation deck on the Mainland walk (1 km with good block on the bridge and island).
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  • It is spectacular to walk across that bridge with similar views over the cliffs and the sea. It takes about 1 hour or hour and a half walk to the bridge, pass it back and forth and back to the parking area. This is really very good
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  • The rope bridge at Carrick a Rede continues to be a challenging and entertaining attraction. It is a good walk from the car park to the bridge and some places are sheltered and others can be very blus...  more »
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  • Fantastic views when walking to the site from the car park and when crossing the bridge. It is about a 1km walk with some steep inclines and about 160 steps so not for anyone who has mobility problems. There are plenty if benches and other places to rest on the route so it doesn't have to be a route march😀. If yo are on a coach tour visit the timing may be tight depending on your fitness levels. Once you cross the bridge muck of the Island was closed off during my visit which was a little disappointing because you had to queue to cross and then queue to get back. A lot of waiting for very limited access. On the bright side the views are great and the bridge experience is good. Staff were friendly and helpful. Toilets at car park were clean and in adequate numbers. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • Excellent place for family visit. Interesting history behind the bridge. Must go for the bridge walk. It's truly worth the money. Can be cold and windy so wrap up well before you begin the journey. Amazing views from the top. Good trekking walk up the hill. Worth going all the way up for the fabulous views.
  • Beautiful Location. Extremely Picturesque! It was part of our tour from Dublin to the Giants Causeway, and Belfast as well as the Dark Hedges. Be prepared for a long walk, I went in February cold about 2 degrees C, keep in mind, Ireland is Damp, weather can change on a dime, but that damp morning, makes a cool day with wind, feel even colder to the bone. But worth every second, loved the long walks, love even climbing stairs... The sights, the Ocean, Beautiful, if your not a nature lover.... You won't enjoy it. If you love to take memorable pictures, you will LOVE it!!
  • They only do 2000 tickets for the whole day, but no worries if you can't get one. The sites in the area are so fantastic and the parking was free. You can take the path east to see the ocean as well as Rathlin Island, go to the bridge, or see some sheep. Even without the crossing ticket, it's a pretty great experience. You can also go west towards car park 2 (if I recall correctly) to get a more natural view of the area and visit the shoreline. There is also a great view of Sheep Island! From what we were told, there was a bit of Game of Thrones filmed here as well.
  • Amazing place; those fisherman must have had guts... Given my sister's fright of heights, ranger Davis must be a hell of a motivational speaker; she went all by herself. Rest of our crew had lots of fun afterwards, when the bridge mysteriously started to swing. ;) Climb up the slope to enjoy the view down on island and bridge; great scenery!
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