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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  • As part of Paddywagon Day, we stopped briefly (1:15 a.m.) at this location. Beautiful place, where it is good to walk to get some fresh air and contemplate the extraordinary landscapes. The bridge.? Very well with reservation. To borrow an image is like waiting in Indian queue to ride in a merry-go-round in an amusement park.
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  • For £9 and a lot of walking this bridge should be at least twice as long to make the trip worthwhile. We were pressed for time so all we really did was cross the bridge and then start back but I could...  more »
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