Everything You Need To Know Before a Day Trip to Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge
The Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge is a Unesco World Heritage Site in County Antrim, in the North of Ireland. The bridge is not for the faith hearted, spanning 30 metres above the water and rocks below. Tourist flock here to get the adrenaline pumping and the heart racing as they cross. The bridge is connected to Carrickarede Island. The Island is the host to stunning views of the coastline. I have decided to put together an Everything You Need To Know for Carrick a Rede Day Trip. This guide will feature points on the opening times, prices, directions, parking, where to stay/eat and more.
How long does the Carrick a Rede rope bridge stay open for?
February to June: 9.00am to 6.00pm
July to August: 9.00am to 8.00pm
October to December: 9.00am to 3.30pm
(This is a general time schedule and may change) Carrick a Rede Day Trip
How much does the Carrick a Rede rope bridge stay open for?
Admission into the Carrick a Rede rope bridge costs 9 pounds for Adults and 4 pounds 50 for children. Carrick a Rede Day Trip
How do I get to the Carrick a Rede rope bridge?
Carrick a Rede rope bridge from Dublin: It takes 3 hours to drive from Dublin to the Carrick a Rede rope bridge. Both possible routes contain tolls, directions can be seen on Google Maps.
Carrick a Rede rope bridge from Dublin: The Carrick a Rede rope bridge is a 1 hour and 20 minute drive from Belfast. The perfect day trip away from the city. Directions can be seen on Google Maps.
Is there an parking at the Carrick a Rede rope bridge?
Yes, the car park is built into the price of the ticket and is located directly in front of the ticket kiosk. Carrick a Rede Day Trip
I Don’t want to drive is there any alternative ways of getting to the Carrick a Rede rope bridge?
Yes, tours are organised on a regular basis from both Dublin and Belfast.
Organised Tours from Dublin to the Carrick a Rede rope bridge: For those of you unable to get there by car. Many tour companies such as Paddywagon and Darby O’ Gill organise day trips from Dublin for the price of 45 to 60 euros.
Organised Tours from Belfast to the Carrick a Rede rope bridge:
What to do near the Carrick a Rede rope bridge?
The Giants Causeway is one of the Islands most visited tourist destination. It is a truly unique place, made up of interlocking basalt columns, a result of an ancient volcanic eruption.
Related Post: Everything You Need to Know about the Giants Causeway
The Dark Hedges has been made famous by TV program The Game of Thrones. It’s the perfect holiday snap to bring home to show friends and family.
Explore Ballintoy, Ballintoy is the gateway town to the Giants Causeway. This charming town is the perfect place to stop for lunch.
Where is best to stay when visiting the Carrick a Rede rope bridge?
If you plan on staying an extra night near the Giants Causeway, looking into booking accommodation in Bushmills, Ballintoy or Stranocum.
Alternatively, Belfast is an hour and a half drive away. It’s possible to get in a city escape and see the Carrick a Rede rope bridge, Giants Causeway and the dark hedges in the one weekend.
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