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One Of Ireland's Most Dramatic Walks Has Reopened Just In Time For A Bank Hol Adventure

By Sarah

May 2, 2018 at 10:34am


Up for an adventure this weekend? Hop on up north for a dramatic walk along a rugged cliff on the Causeway Coastal Route, voted the number one region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. 

Intrigued? You should be. 

The Gobbins, near Islandmagee, a spectacular coastal walk that's one of Northern Ireland’s most exhilarating tourist attractions is getting ready for another busy summer season.

The brainchild of railway engineer Berkley Dean Wise, The Gobbins was opened way back in 1902 in an attempt to attract tourists to this pretty, if secluded, little corner of the world.

The route takes two and a half hours to complete and on it you'll traverse narrow metal bridges which hugs the cliff face, explore hidden tunnels and climb stone staircases that were once used by smugglers. 

This year’s visitor experience is better than ever with full access to all areas of the attraction, with the coastal path, cliff path and viewing platform all open to the public.

Looking down to the sheltered waters, an abundance of wildlife is often visible and the suspension bridge provides an expansive viewing point over a nesting place for seabirds.

Gobbins Cliff Path 3
Gobbins Cliff Path 1

You wouldn't want to have a fear of heights though...

What a slick way to enjoy the coast of the Irish Sea in a way that hasn't been seen in over 50 years.

Online booking is now open for public tours with tour slots available every half hour and you can see more info here.

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