22 January 2018

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Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen in 1755

Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Island (home to a single building – a fisherman’s cottage) is the final destination.

Suspended almost 100 ft (30 m) above sea level, the rope bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen 350 years ago.

In 2016 Carrick-a-Rede welcomed the highest number of visitors ever to this exhilarating rope bridge experience.

As we approach our traditional busy season, we have introduced some new measures to help ensure your experience to Carrick-a-Rede is the best it can be.

As a conservation charity we are committed to preserving and protecting our special places and spaces for everyone to enjoy.  This includes protecting ongoing conservation, managing health and safety and trying to ease traffic congestion around the site.

Opening and Pricing Informating

Coastline Opening Times: Generally Dawn to Dusk

Rope Bridge Opening times: 09:30am – 15:30

(You can view live opening times here)

Admission Prices: £7.00 Adults – £3.50 Children – £17.50 Family

Facilities and Access


  • Prebooking is essential for all groups via the North Coast Booking Office on Tel: 028 2073 3419
  • Dogs on leads but not permitted to cross the bridge
  • National Trust Weighbridge tea-room serving hot food, snacks and drinks to sit-in or to go. Daily special: Cream Tea: £3.95
  • Weighbridge tea-room also offers wonderful gifts and souvenirs


  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Unfortunately pushchairs not permitted over rope bridge


  • Map of accessible route available
  • Mobility parking spaces


119a Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, County Antrim, BT54 6LS

By Car
on B15, 7 miles east of Bushmills, 5 miles west of Ballycastle. Giant’s Causeway 7 miles. Parking: free.

Click me for Google Map directions!