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Timeless Tales at Carrick-a-Rede

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


Dramatic scenery, crashing waves, Scottish Islands, birds of prey - Carrick-a-Rede has it all! And guess what? There's much more to discover...

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

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

Tours will be running at 11:00am & 1:00pm. Meet your tour guide Keith at the White Stones area.

National Trust Members and Local Pass Holders gain free access. Online booking is strongly recommended via the official website. This is a free event; normal admission charges apply.

Ticket price includes the full Visitor Experience; 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 and appropriate footwear suitable for the event and for the weather on the day.

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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