Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge

This bridge links the mainland of Antrim country of Northern Ireland with a tiny island named Carrickarede in the Atlantic ocean. It is thought that Salmon fishermen built a rope bridge in the same place around 350 years ago to transport their fishes to the main land. But fishing activities in the Antrim coast is now no longer exist. A new rope bridge built in the year 2000 is now solely used for tourist attraction. This bridge is 20 meters long and 30 metres high from rocks and water below.

There are many guided tour operators in Belfast and Dublin. They operate day tours into the Atlantic coast. We booked our tour with Paddywagon tours company from Belfast (capital of the Northern Ireland). Carrick-a-rede rope bridge was one of the best attractions of the day. It was an amazing experience to walk over the rope bridge and watch the scenic beauty around. If it is a shiny day, landmass of Scotland can also be seen from this place.

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