Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Co Antrim
The tiny island of Carr-a-Rede is accessible only by crossing this rope bridge, which lies approximately 100 feet above water.
The trip is spectacular: After a 15-minute hike, you will cross this rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede, where you’ll be treated to fabulous views of Rathlin, Scotland, and beyond.
The bridge lies above Northern Ireland’s most tropical turquoise waters, with lovely porpoises and dolphins swimming below you.
Back in the 1970s, the crossing comprised just one handrail and a handful of gapped wooden planks. Today, although there's a subtle shake to this sturdy bridge – just enough to thrill you – you're in far safer hands.