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Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge - About

Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge is a popular tourist attraction and is one of the most beautiful places on the north coast of Northern Ireland. It offers spectacular views and an unforgettable experience.

The bridge is 23 metres high and links to a small Island where you can enjoy a view of Scotland and Rathlin Island. You will also be able to enjoy the views on the walk down to the bridge.

The old bridge, consisted of one rope hand rail was used by Salmon fishermen. There has been some form of bridge used by fishermen to get across to the island for over 300 years. However, they no longer fish here as most of the salmon are gone. Instead, a new ‘very safe’ bridge has been built and it is only used as a tourist attraction.


Group Adult£4.20

Opening Times

2015 Opening Times 
1 January to 22 February09.30 to 15.30
23 February to 24 May 09.30 to 18.00
30 March to 12 April (Easter)09.30 to 19.30
25 May to 30 August09.30 to 19.30
31 August to 25 October09.30 to 18.00
26 October to 31 December 09.30 to 15.30
*The bridge is only open if the weather permits
*The Rope Bridge is closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th December
*Final access to the Rope Bridge is 45 minutes before closing time


119a White Park Road,
County Antrim,
BT54 6LS

Telephone:028 2076 9839