The Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge is located outside Ballintoy off of the Coast Road in County Antrim in Northern Ireland.  It is an 20-meter rope and plank foot bridge that connects the cliffs to a salmon fishery on the south-east side of the little island of Carrick-a-rede. Crossing the bridge can be a challenge to those who are fearful of heights as it is over twenty-five feet above the sea and the narrow bridge (one meter wide) sways and rocks as people cross it. Once on the other side there are many birds to observe and views of Rathlin Island and Fair Head.

    The bridge is open daily weather permitting from March to late May

and early September to October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  In late May through August it is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The bridge has a great deal of

historical significance as it has

been used for centuries by the local fishermen to reach the tip of the island to place their nets in the

water to catch the salmon migrating

along the coast.

    Admission is 3 pounds (3.30 pounds/1.80 per child in July and August).  There is a small National Trust Information Centre and cafe at the car park.

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