Did you know that Carrick-a-Rede is 350 years old?
Located close to Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist spots. Some 250,000 visitors come to challenge their fear of heights at the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge!
This 350 year old bridge was built by fishermen who realized that behind a small island, lots of salmons were passing by during their breeding season. The fishermen then decided to build a bridge that connected Northern Ireland on one side and Carrick Island on the other. It was from this story that the rope bridge was named Carrick-a-Rede, meaning “The Rock at the End of the Road”.
Suspended more than 30 meters high over a raging sea and sharp rocks, the bridge is completely safe for visitors thanks to strong and thick ropes. Once on the island, you can see a stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish coast. Further out, you can also see Scotland and Rathlin island.