Daily guided tours at Carrick-a-Rede
We are pleased to introduce a new partnership with Dalriada Kingdom Tours to deliver daily guided tours at Carrick-a-Rede.
The new tours will depart daily from Carrick-a-Rede site at 3.30pm each day, seven days per week.
Visitor Experience Manager, Ciara McClements said: ‘We have been very keen to offer regular guided tours for some time and I am pleased we have been able to work with a local company to deliver this service. Dalriada Kingdom Tours are very well established as local guides and we are delighted to be able to offer something extra to our visitors to Carrick-a-Rede.’
Visitors will now have the opportunity to upgrade their normal admission ticket of £9 per person. By adding an extra £3.50 they can enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of the popular coastal destination.
Mark Rodgers, owner of Dalriada Kingdom Tours, said “We are delighted to be delivering these tours in collaboration with the National Trust as so many visitors come here, cross the bridge and leave the site again without truly understanding the rich maritime and industrial history of this place.
‘We see this as an opportunity to bring the site to life and to educate about the National Trust’s conservation work and how they look after this very special place.”
The new guided tour will encompass the industrial and maritime history held within the limestone walls of Larrybane Quarry. Visitors can trace the line of coast over windswept grasslands and winding rocky paths to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The coastal walk covers 1km of ground, with each step closer their guide will piece together the history of the site. Learning about memories of the past when the salmon fishery was at an all-time high and how fisherman first constructed a single handrail rope bridge to transport boxes of salmon caught off the island.
Each tour time slot allows for 20 spaces at maximum. National Trust members and children can complete the guided tour for £3.50 per person.
It is essential that bookings are secured in advance by Booking Online via our ticketing website. Ffor more information please contact the Carrick-a-Rede Booking Office via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 028 2073 3335.