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.

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. Shortly after some people replaced the maiden bridge number of times. In the end it was finally reconstructed to became major tourist attraction.

Unfortunately in May 2017 someone cut the bridge’s ropes. Officials closed the bridge for tourist because of safety reason. Certain amount of people can to cross the bridge at the same time. Check also the opening hours before you get there as you would need to buy tickets.

Practical information:

  • 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.

What to see around? There are plenty of 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
  • 5 minutes drive west direction to famous Elephant Rock
  • 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.
View on a Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Would you go??? 🙂

View on a Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge