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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope suspension bridge near, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island. The site is owned and maintained by the National Trust, spans twenty metres and is thirty metres above the rocks below.

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Carrick-a-Rede

Today the bridge is mainly a tourist attraction, with 227,000 visitors in 2007. The bridge is now taken down every year in late October or early November, depending on weather conditions, having been put up in March. 

Although no one has fallen off the bridge, there have been many instances where visitors, unable to face the walk back across the bridge, have had to be taken off the island by boat.

It is no longer used by fishermen during the salmon season, which used to last from June until September, as there are now very few salmon left. 
The area is exceptional in natural beauty with stunning views of Rathlin Island and Scotland. The site and surrounding area is an Area of Special Scientific Interest, with unique geology, flora and fauna. Underneath large caves are visible, which once served as home for boat builders and as shelter during stormy weather.

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  • Dalriada Cottage

    Dalriada Cottage offers a high standard of Self Catering Accommodation and is ideal for Family Holidays or for a group of friends on a relaxing week/ weekend break and is in an ideal location for exploring the Glens Of Antrim and The Causeway Coast.

    • Ideal For Families
    • Ideal location
    • Pet friendly home
    • Sleeps 8 people
    • Free WIFI available
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