Important notice -

For reduced waiting times at the bridge visit outside of 2 pm - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday during Summer

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


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

North Coast Summer Scheme

Tue 26 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.

Stargazing with Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society (NIAAS)

Sat 15 Oct 2016
Did you know, on a clear night, you can see thousands of stars at Carrick-a-Rede? Low levels of light pollution and accessible well-maintained paths makes Carrick-a-Rede one of the best places to stargaze in the north of Ireland.

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.