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Carrick-a-Rede

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

119a Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, County Antrim, BT54 6LS

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Visitors walking over the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede with the island and sea visible in the background

Important notice

The bridge is currently closed today 13th April due to high winds. Unfortunately, no tickets are available.

Planning your visit

Visitors walking over the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede with the island and sea visible in the background
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Booking your visit to cross Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge 

It’s essential you book your visit in advance to cross Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. If you’re planning a visit to Carrick-a-Rede, read this article to find out everything you need to know

Visitors on the rope bridge between the mainland cliffs and the island at Carrick-a-Rede, County Antrim

Events at Carrick-a-Rede 

Find your next adventure here: Discover exciting events at Carrick-a-Rede

A small white single-storey cottage with a slate roof, next to dark grassy cliffs and green sea, at Carrick-a-Rede, County Antrim
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History of Carrick-a-Rede 

The famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen in 1755. The name, from the Gaelic 'Carraig-a-Rade', means ‘The Rock in the Road’, an obstacle for the migrating salmon as they search for the river in which they were born. Follow in the footsteps of the vanishing fishermen by uncovering the history of Carrick-a-Rede.

The exterior of Carrick-a-Rede Cottage, County Antrim

Stay at Carrick-a-Rede 

A fisherman’s cottage with sea views, perched on the hillside close to the famous 200-year old Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

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Visiting Carrick-a-Rede with your dog 

Discover where you can take your dog along the coastal route to this two pawprint-rated place, what you need to be aware of and what facilities are available for them.

A rope bridge strung between two rocky outcrops on which it's possible to walk over

Book your visit

Pre-booking is essential to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Book online before travelling to the site to avoid disappointment or delays.