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


What's on

Upcoming events

Fishery Open Weekend

Sat 09 Mar 2019
See inside the old fisherman's cottage on Carrick-a-Rede Island.

Ballintoy Rockhound Club meeting

Mon 18 Mar 2019
Calling all fossil hunters! Come and explore Larrybane Quarry to find fossils and learn about the geology of the area.

Fishery Open Weekend

Sat 13 Apr 2019
Cast a net to the past!

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.





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

A view of Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge from the water

Current vacancies at Carrick-a-Rede 

Explore the vacancies 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