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


What's on 

Fisherman's Cottage at Carrick-a-Rede

Fishery Open Weekends - a glimpse at life for Carrick-a-Rede's fishermen

Discover the rich history of Carrick-a-Rede, where fishermen first erected a bridge in 1755 - then a single hand-rope bridge to access the island, known as the 'Rock in the Road' (Carraig a' Ráid). The island sat in the migrating path of salmon as they searched for the river in which they were born; as such Carrick-a-Rede Island was a prime spot for fishing until as recently as 2002.

Upcoming events

Fishery Open Weekend - June

Sat 11 Jun 2016
Cast A Net To The Past

North Coast Summer Scheme

Mon 25 Jul 2016
Join us for a '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' inspired week of activities. Site visits to special places like the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and Rathlin Island - as well as lots of fun and games! Bring a packed lunch....

Go Wild with the Rangers

Fri 29 Jul 2016
Join our rangers for a morning of fun and adventure and we will will help you complete some of your '50 Things To Do' challenge.

Eating and shopping

A Carrick-a-Rede mug by Tracy Beattie

Treat yourself 

After a bracing coastal walk - and braving the rope bridge - you'll have worked up an appetite for a delicious treat in our Weighbridge Café. Don't forget to browse the gift section for a souvenir - the majority of our gifts and souvenirs are crafted by artists or producers from the UK or Ireland.





Visitors crossing the rope bridge with the sea in the background

The perfect place to bring your group 

We have a wealth of things for groups to see and do on visits here, as well as exciting special interest tours.