Ireland (Republic of Ireland)

Languages: English, Irish

Currencies: EUR · Euro (€)

Capitol: Dublin

Continents: Europe

Borders: United Kingdom

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Area: 70,273km2

Population: 4,994,724

Traffic/driving side: left

Landlocked country: No

Independent country: Yes

United Nations member: Yes

IDD Prefix: +353

Timezones: UTC

Last updated on November 30, 2023

Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge is one of the things you should never miss while traveling around the island. Located in Northern Ireland, this bridge offers stunning views of the Causeway Coastal Route.

Carrick a Rede-Rope Bridge – Northern Ireland

It’s an unforgettable walk 30 metres above the swirling sea surface. Rope bridge links the mainland with the small island. It might be a little scary experience if you are afraid of heights but keep focus on the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding cliffs and wild landscape. You’ll shortly find yourself on the other side of the rope. I consider this place as one of the most beautiful in the whole island. Once you get on the small island you can’t stop enjoying the coastal view and an amazing wildlife scenery. I tried to make a movie while walking the bridge but it’s impossible to stop in the middle as the guards maintain the traffic. They keep chivying you to make movement more efficient, as only 10 people can to walk the bridge at the same time.

View on a Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick a Rede-Rope Bridge – a fishermen’s tale.

Salmon fisherman built the original rope bridge in 18th century so he could set the nets deep in the sea. Beacuse of water pollution the salmon population depleted in 20th century. The maiden bridge was replaced many times over the years, until it was finally reconstructed to became major tourist attraction. It has quickly gain a huge popularity among visitors, only in 2019 over half million people crossed the bridge. 

Practical information before visiting Carrick-a-Rede-Rope-Bridge.

  • Always check if the opening hours
  • The bridge might be also closed due to extreme weather conditions.
  • There is a convenient car park opened for visitors with a ticket office.
  • Ticket to cross the bridge cost 6.50 Euro per person in 2020.

In May 2017 someone cut the bridge’s ropes and the attraction was closed for tourist for sometime.

Up to 8 people are allowed on the bridge at the same time. 

How to get to Carrick-a-Rede-Rope-Bridge?

There is a convenient car parking near the attraction. It’s a 20 minutes walk from the car parking along stunning oceanic coastline. 

Top attractions in the area you will be thrilled to visit!

  • The Dark Hedges – world famous attraction, a stunning tree tunnel from the Game of Thrones! The Dark Hedges is an avenue of beech trees along Bregagh Road between Armoy and Stranocum in County Antrim in Northern Ireland.
  • Giants Causeway, 20 minutes drove from Carrick-A-Rede-Rope-Bridge – exceptional phenomenon seen only in two places in the world: Ireland & New Zealand. Based on recent research these structures are caused by a volcanic activity which took place even 60 million years ago
  • Famous Elephant Rock – 5 minutes drive west direction.
View on a Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
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