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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  • The views were unbelievable and the history of the place was very interesting. The rope bridge itself is a great thing to say you have done.  more »
  • A must-see stop on your tour of Northern Ireland. Feels like you are standing at the edge of the world. The bridge is one of the sturdier rope bridges I've crossed, though the drop is pretty steep, so...  more »
  • If you don't like heights, or wobbly bridges, perhaps this isn't for you, but I'd still tell you to go! We've been twice now and have really enjoyed it. I absolutely love walking over this bridge. The...  more »
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