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Booking your visit to cross Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Visitors walking over the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede with the island and sea visible in the background
Visitors walking the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede | © National Trust Images/Ben Selway

All visitors are encouraged to pre-book bridge crossing tickets online before they wish to visit Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Here’s some information about what to expect when you visit and how to book.

How to book:

Pre-booking helps us prepare for your arrival and reduces queue times for you and your party. It also helps avoid disappointment or delays if you arrive at a busy time.

Booking online takes just a few minutes.

While National Trust Members and Local Pass Holders can visit Carrick-a-Rede for free, they are also encouraged to pre-book online to help us prepare for your arrival. Please remember to bring your membership card with you or have your local pass sticker displayed on the front window of your vehicle.

Carrick-a-Rede bridge crossing tickets include reserved onsite parking, walks and talks illustrating the history of the site, access to all facilities including restrooms and café, and rope bridge crossing.

Change your booking:

If you set up an account when you made your booking, you will be able to amend the date/time of your booking online up to 24 hours before the date of your visit, or by calling 0344 249 1895. If you are a member and you can no longer attend, please let us know by also calling this number.

When you arrive:

Please have your digital confirmation ready to show a member of staff on arrival in the car park.

If you only wish to walk the coastal path, there is a £10 parking charge. This doesn’t include rope bridge crossing.

How long will it take me to explore Carrick-a-Rede?

The vast majority of visitors spend approximately 1 hour 30 minutes at the site, taking in the breathtaking views from the coastal path, venturing across the 20-metre chasm, exploring the island of Carrick-a-Rede, grabbing a certificate on the way back to the car, and finishing the day with a coffee and a take-away treat from the café.