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Carrick-a-Rede | Hidden Gem in Northern Ireland

Updated: Jan 2

Carrick-a-Rede is a rope bridge spanning the dizzying gap over the North Atlantic from the mainland to a small island, and is a must visit if you're in Northern Ireland.

Image of Carrick-a-Rede in Northern Ireland
Photo taken by @paddybutler via Instagram.

It can be quite a long hike to the rope bridge, however there are some great photo opportunities along the way which should keep you going! It's worth noting that in bad weather, the rope bridge does swing a bit especially in the wind and is wet however it is still very safe.

Really beautiful spot. Very tranquil and peaceful. Rope bridge is the highlight, views are spectacular. – Google Review

If the weather is quite bad, you might have to wait around 10 minutes for it to clear up so be prepared for that. Depending on what time of the year you go as well you may have to wait depending on the number of people wanting to cross the bridge.

Things to know before visiting Carrick-a-Rede

  • There is an entry fee in order to cross the rope bridge, in which last time we visited was £8.

  • The bridge spans 20 metres (66 ft) and is 30 metres (98 ft) above the rocks below.

  • This place is dog-friendly, however dogs are not allowed on the rope bridge.

Image of Carrick-a-Rede in Northern Ireland
Photo taken by @ajwellington via Instagram.

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