We are delighted to announce that Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge has reopened to the public. The team of engineers have completed their repairs to the bridge and following a rigorous health and safety check the bridge has been declared safe to cross. We’d like to remind anyone planning a visit to the bridge that a timed ticketing system is now in place with tickets available on site.
Vandalism closes Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
We regret to inform our visitors, members and supporters that the iconic Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge is currently closed until further notice. During a routine safety check of the bridge before opening it was identified that the bridge was damaged overnight by an act of vandalism. This is now under investigation by the police.
We are engaging with structural engineers to assess the damage caused, however as the safety of visitors and staff is of paramount importance, the bridge will remain closed for the foreseeable future until all necessary repairs and structural assessments have been carried out.
Max Bryant, General Manager, North Coast commented: 'We were very disappointed to discover that the bridge had been damaged overnight and to have to close it as a result. This closure is very disappointing for visitors and the local economy, as well as for the National Trust, especially leading into what will be an extremely busy weekend.'
We would like to advise that while the bridge remains closed, the overall site is open and visitors can still come and enjoy the wildlife, coastal walks and take in the stunning views whilst enjoying refreshments in the tearoom.