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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  • The rope bridge is a must on the North Coast Tour, it combines excitement of the crossing mixed in with a little bit of our history . The bridge is not to be feared , very well secured on all sides. 
    The rope bridge is a must on the North Coast Tour, it combines excitement of the crossing mixed in with a little bit of our history . The bridge is not to be feared , very well secured on all sides.  more »
  • Is the café open at Carrick a Rede rope bridge at present ? (April 2022) as we would still like to go for the walk. 
    Is the café open at Carrick a Rede rope bridge at present ? (April 2022) as we would still like to go for the walk.  more »
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  • I can't say enough about the pleasant, helpfulness of the staff here. However, the bridge is not much. Short and so stable you don't get the thrill it must have given at one time for salmon fishermen. It is also a good 20 minute walk from the parking lot. On the other hand, the walk was beautiful and worth the cost of entry.
  • Bridge is closed till Easter but no information online regarding this. Presumed we'd be able to walk to the bridge to see it but the path was fenced off quite high up. Pretty poor form for a popular attraction. Scenery along the walk is quite nice though

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