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This brilliant bridge is 100 feet in the air and connects Northern Ireland to a small fishing island. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is managed by the National Trust and is a popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. So, you might want to make some pre-bookings to avoid disappointment.

This bridge is a fantastic experience for someone who’s not scared of heights and is ready to have a look at some mesmerizing scenic landscapes.

Here’s a detailed guide for you:

How To Get To Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge?

The bridge is located at an hour’s distance near Ballintoy in County Antrim. So, if you’re visiting Giants Causeway, then it is very close to the bridge.

You can park your car in the allotted parking area. And there’s a minimal charge to enter the bridge.

Is The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Worth Visiting?

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
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It’s a favorite tourist spot and a beautiful 20-minute walking route in the air. So, take a walk according to your pace and click some amazing pictures for your Instagram feed on the way. 

If you’re near Belfast, then it is a must-visit for you.

Some additional points to remember:

Wear a comfortable pair of shoes so that you don’t lose grip while crossing the bridge. 

The bridge’s path is completely fenced, so there’s no need to worry, but after you cross the bridge, some parts of the cliff ahead are open, so you need to be precautious.

Take a jacket with you as it gets a bit windy up there, so you might feel cold.

Though there’s a café after you cross the bridge, I would still suggest you carry a water bottle and some snacks with you.

History Of The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

It was built in the 16th century but was only used by salmon fishermen back then. They used to go by boat and do their fishing practice but after some years they all moved away a bit far from the coast. Up until 2008, the bridge was not open to tourists as such. 

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Track
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But now, after its reconstruction, the bridge attracts thousands of tourists every month and is a must-see location if you want to experience something very alluring and rare.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Viewpoint

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge cinematic shot
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The beauty of the coastal islands here is fascinating and will surely make your friends jealous. You can also see Scotland on a clear day at this spot where the Irish and the North Atlantic Sea meets and makes up a picturesque location.

No one ever thought that a place used for fishing could one day become a famous tourist spot in the whole world. And once you visit the site, it will justify itself with the set standards of a strongly built bridge and breathtaking view.

Due to COVID, we were not able to go to the island. And please make your bookings priorly and enjoy a coastal walk around this beautiful place.


I hope that this guide to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was helpful to you and will help make your trip go smoothly. 

Please share your trip pictures with me on Instagram, and do let me know in the comments about what other places you would want me to cover.

Head on to my blog to get more information about the things to do in Northern Ireland.


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