With much anticipation, Northern Ireland’s newest tourist attraction, The Gobbins Cliff Path has opened to the public! This dramatic 2-mile cliff face walk on the very edge of the stunning Causeway Coastal Route is set to reclaim its title as Northern Ireland’s premier visitor attraction.
Located on a small peninsula in Islandmagee, Co Antrim and just a short drive north of Belfast, the Gobbins is a reawakened coastal experience that was first enjoyed by the Edwardians back in 1902. An engineering triumph in its day but since lashed by the elements and almost forgotten--the path has been restored to its former glory and offers an exhilarating adventure for its visitors. Navigate the winding path that has been carved into the black basalt cliffs and connected by a network of walkways and bridges. The route gives visitors an intimate view of the breathtaking rugged coastline where they can see and hear the waves crashing against the cliffs below.
The Gobbins is an arduous walk along a narrow, uneven path with many steps and a very steep climb at the end. A moderate level of fitness is required to enjoy this experience and is not suitable for young children. Outdoor clothing and walking shoes or boots must be worn.
The attraction offers guided access to the stunning bridge and paths. Groups of 10- 15 will meet in the visitor’s center and given hard hats and a safety brief by their escort. Tours last about 2.5 hours and take place every hour from 10am – 3pm. Due to the popularity of this attraction- -it is highly recommended that reservations be made in advance.
If the tour isn’t for you, enjoy the visitor center and learn about The Gobbins through the exhibition. The visitor center also houses restrooms, a café and gift shop stocking local arts and crafts.
Tickets: £8.50 Adults/ £6.00 Under 16, Senior Citizens or Students
For more information: www.thegobbinscliffpath.com