Ballintoy, Co Antrim
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, swings high above the waves, linking the tiny island of Carrick-a-Rede along the dramatic Giant's Causeway coast.
Not for those scarred of heights, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge hangs some 30 metres above steep cliffs and crashing waves, spanning some 20 metres to the stack cliff of Carrick-a-Rede. This name translates to "the rock in the road", the road being the sea route by which salmon migrate back to their home waters.
For 350 years, the locals have fished the salmon in these waters traversing this chasm with the rope bridge to get to the island, though the bridge does get replaced each year, you'll be pleased to know.
The bridge is just 16km away from Northern Ireland 's famous World Heritage Site the Giant's Causeway and the fabulous stretch of coastline running along this part of North Antrim boasts tall chalk cliffs, spectacular sandy beaches and rewarding walks with views across to Scotland in a beautifully scenic Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI).
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge itself is an exciting photo opportunity not to be missed and just if you think the bridge is scary now, think it was when it would have only one hand rope!
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