If you take a trip up to Northern Island and feel like getting a bit of an adrenaline rush, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is definitely a place you’ll want to stop by! This is a narrow rope bridge suspended between two cliffs that allows you to look down to the ocean below! The bridge stands 30 meters (98 ft) above sea level, giving every brave visitor a little thrill as they go across.
A test of courage
People from all around the world make it a goal to visit this exciting bridge. If heights make you nervous, then this is a good place to challenge those fears! As you walk across this bridge, you can see and feel just how high you are. It might make visitors a little nervous at first, but the bridge is very secure and sturdy, with just a little bit of bouncing as you go across!
Take a nice long walk and breathe in the ocean breeze!
When you visit this bridge, you get to see more than just the bridge itself. To get here, you have to walk down a beautiful trail, which usually takes roughly 20 minutes. This gives you ample time to take a deep breath of the ocean breeze, appreciate the greenery along the cliffs, and get your head in the game for the walk across that exciting bridge! Make sure to wear your walking shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet, either from potential rain or just the splash of the ocean.
Once you cross the bridge, you can spend some time on the small island of Carrick-a-Rede, the home of a lone fisherman’s cottage, and get a beautiful view of the ocean! The island may be small, but it’s a very fulfilling experience, and interesting to see and explore!
A beautiful view!
No matter where you are on your trip to the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, you can always expect to see a breathtaking view. When we travel, we often rush through things. This is one of the spots in the world where I strongly encourage you to enjoy every step of the way, stop to smell the flowers (or the grass and rain), and take your time to enjoy where you are. This is a quiet place that gives you the opportunity to just appreciate slowing down for an hour or two. Whether you love the emerald-like nature or the tranquil ocean, you’ll be sure to find a place to relax and center yourself here!
This bridge was built hundreds of years ago in 1755 by salmon fishermen, and it has been consistently updated without issues ever since. So while this bridge looks intimidating, you can rest assured that thousands of people have crossed this bridge, and they make sure to routinely inspect the bridge to make sure it’s nice and safe. As I crossed it, I didn’t feel worried, so don’t be afraid to give it a try!
Watch your step!
Here’s a little preview of what you can expect to see as you walk across the bridge! If you have the time, be sure to make a stop here and enjoy yourself!
Go out on a limb!
This isn’t the scariest bridge in the world, but for all of you adventurous wanderers, this is a great start to continue testing your courage! It’s fun for all ages and a great stop for families and friends alike!
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