Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy
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119a Whitepark Road
Ballintoy, Co. Antrim BT54 6LS
Northern Ireland
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+44 (0)28 2076 9839
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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a heart-pounding North Coast attraction. This rope suspension bridge, first erected by fishermen in the mid-1600s, spans a chasm 20 meters wide and 30 meters deep. It links rocky Carrick-a-Rede to the mainland. It's the only way to access the island. Hike the coastal footpath to the swinging bridge. Cross the chasm, there and back. Watch birds on Carrick-a-Rede. Enjoy views of Rathlin and the Scottish isles.
Getting There
 
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is located at 119a Whitepark Road and is situated just east of Ballintoy. UlsterBus connects Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge with several North Coast destinations including Portrush, Bushmills, Giants Causeway and Ballintoy. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is on the Causeway Coast Way. The hike from Ballintoy is 1.5 miles; Giant's Causeway is an 11 mile (18 km) trek along a beautiful coastline. The Ordnance Survey grid reference is D062450. The rope bridge is also located on Route 93 of the National Cycle Network.
Hours & Times
 
The bridge is open daily, weather permitting, 10:00 - 19:00 July through August, 10:00 - 18:00 March through May and September and October, and 10:30 - 15:50 November through December. The last entry is 45 minutes before closing. The car park is always open.
Admission & Fees
 
Admission charged. A reduced rate is available for children. A family rate is also available. Guided tours are provided for an additional fee. Advance booking is required for guided tours.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge isn't for the fainted-hearted and may not be appropriate for adults and kids with a fear of heights or visions of burning bridges. Walking shoes are a must. The maximum number on the bridge is eight people at one time.
 
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