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Timeless Tales at Carrick-a-Rede

Carrick-a-Rede, 119a Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, Antrim, BT54 6LS
Two visitors taking in the views of Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge


Winter is coming, the evenings are getting shorter and the sea is getting rough...

Join our Programming & Partnerships Officer, Keith, for an entertaining walk and talk at Carrick-a-Rede, and hear some traditional and lesser-known stories associated with the North Coast of Ireland.

To name a few -

The Sad Saga of the Children of Lir and their wicked stepmother;
Massacres a plenty on Rathlin Island;
The Cable Car on Larrybane Head;
Half-Hanged McNaughton, the likable rogue!
A wartime catapult at Benbane;
Now you see it, now you don't! The Disappearing Island of Tiree.

Tours will be running at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Meet your tour guide Keith beside the Ticket Hut at the white stones area.

National Trust Members and Local Pass Holders gain free access. Online booking is strongly recommended.

Ticket price includes reserved onsite parking, walks and talks illustrating the history of the site, access to all facilities, including restrooms and the café, and rope bridge crossing.

Please wear comfortable clothing suitable to the weather on the day and sturdy walking shoes/footwear.

The guided walk will follow the 1km coastal path to the rope bridge, and includes steep steps and uneven ground before crossing the rope bridge to the island.

Dogs on leads are welcome, however, aren't permitted to cross the bridge.

Discover the rich history and mythology of this special place, whilst taking in the breath-taking views from the coastal path, and cross the 20-metre chasm to the island of Carrick-a-Rede.

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, BallintoyCarrick-a-Rede one of Northern Ireland’s most loved attractions in Northern Ireland, cared for by the National Trust, a registered conservation charity founded to protect beautiful and special places for ever, for everyone.

The basalt stones at Giant's CausewayGiant's Causeway, BushmillsFlanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, the Giant's Causeway is a geological wonder and home to a wealth of history and legend. The 40,000 basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago, has captured the imagination of all who see it.

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