Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge is one of the things you should never miss while traveling around the island. It’s located in Northern Ireland and offers stunning views of the Causeway Coastal Route.
Carrick a Rede-Rope Bridge – North Ireland.
It’s an unforgettable walk 30 metres above the sea surface through the rope bridge, which links the mainland with the small island. It might be a little scary experience if you are afraid of heights but keep focused on the breathtaking panoramic view over the wild landscape and you’ll shortly find yourself on the other side of the rope path. 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 wile walking the bridge but it’s not allowed to stop in the middle of it. The guards keep chivvying you to make movement more efficient, as there’s only 10 people allowed to walk the bridge on the same time.
The original rope bridge was built by salmon fishermen in 18th century to be able to set the nets deep in the sea. In 20th century the salmon population was depleted in regards to water pollution. The maiden bridge was replaced number of times and finally reconstructed to became major tourist attraction.
Unfortunately in May 2017 the bridge was damaged, as some people cut the bridge’s ropes, and it was closed for tourist because of safety reason. There is certain amount of people allowed to cross the bridge at the same time. Check also the opening hours before you get there to be able to buy the tickets. Also remember the bridge might be also closed due to extreme weather conditions.
Would you go??? 🙂