Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Places to See | Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.



One of Northern Ireland’s best-loved attractions, Carrick-a-Rede boasts unrivalled coastal scenery with stunning views of Rathlin and Scottish islands and an exhilarating rope bridge experience. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island over a 30m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today visitors to this family attraction in Northern Ireland are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge!

Spanning a chasm some eighty feet deep at this place to see in Co Antrim is the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, it’s construction once consisted of a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which the fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island.

Although no-one has ever been injured falling off the old bridge, there have been many instances of visitors being unable to face the return walk back across the bridge, resulting in them being taken off the island by boat.

Address: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, 119a White Park Road, Ballintoy, Co. Antrim BT54 6LS


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