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


What's on

Upcoming events

Fishery Open Day - December

Sat 07 Dec 2019
See inside the old fisherman's cottage on Carrick-a-Rede Island.

Eating and shopping

The local craft avaliable in the Weighbridge Tearoom at Carrick-a-Rede

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.





A view of Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge with Fairhead 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.


Our work

Fox Cub spotted at Innisfree Farm near the Giant's Causeway

Species that embrace winter on the Causeway Coast 

What winter wildlife could you spot out and about on the Causeway Coast this season?

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

5 Mins with...Alice McGill, our Food & Beverage and Retail Team Member 

We want to share the amazing staff members behind the scenes that play a crucial part in welcoming all thousands of visitors every year. #PeopleBehindtheBridge

Father and daughter having a picnic

Make your Picnic a Piece of Cake 

If you are searching for the perfect picnic spot this summer or looking for a change of scenery, the National Trust has shared its top tips for picnicking across spots nearby it’s special places.

The Clifftop Experience along the Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

An Alternative Guide to the North Coast 

Explore a new alternative guide to the North Coast with some top tips for what to do and not to do at the Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede

Membership and Visitor Welcome Assistant Joanna O'Neill

Five minutes with...Joanna O'Neill 

Meet Joanna O'Neill, Membership and Visitor Welcome Assistant, she knows the best walking trails and most idyllic picnic spots to make your visit extra special at Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

A picture of the new heart defibrillator installed at Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

Publically Accessible Defibrillator installed at Carrick-a-Rede 

Find out more about Carrick-a-Rede's new life saving equipment..

Matthew McMullan, Operations Manager at Carrick-a-Rede, pictured on the coastal walk down to the bridge

5 minutes with Matthew McMullan 

Meet our Operations Manager Matthew McMullan

Area Ranger Kevin Duncan

'No two days are ever the same as an Area Ranger' 

Meet our Area Ranger Kevin Duncan

Ciara McClements at Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge site

5 minutes with...Ciara McClements 

Find out more about the new Visitor Experience Manager for the Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede