Originally erected by local fishermen to help them access their nets, the rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island crosses an impressive, and sometimes intimidating, 23 meter deep and 20 meter wide chasm. It has now become a must-see tourist attraction and something of a challenge.
The old rope bridge originally consisted of a single rope hand rail which has now been replaced by a two hand railed bridge, but it can still get the pulse racing on a breezy day. Once across, make sure to takes a few minutes to enjoy the uninterrupted view across to Rathlin Island and Scotland.
The area around Carrick-a-rede is simply stunning and an ideal place for a picnic. It's also a great starting point for exploring the eleven miles of mesmerising coastline which leads up to the Giant's Causeway.
There are limited visitor facilities at Carrick-a-rede including a viewing platform for visitors with disabilities. Guided tours are available for larger groups.
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