Would you dare to walk across Carrick-a-Rede hanging bridge in Northern Ireland? Or, would you rather keep your feet planted on solid ground?
This spectacular bridge is located in Ballintoy in County Antrim, near the Giant’s Causeway. It was built by the local fishermen, at the height of 100 ft above the emerald waters. Originally, Carrick-a-Rede consisted of a single rope handrail. Luckily, today the bridge is much safer to cross.
Visitors from around the world come to visit this part of Ireland. They are drawn by its beauty and breathtaking nature. Some of them are daring enough to take the rope bridge challenge. If you are afraid of heights, you better don’t look down. That’s the only way to cross the bridge and not get anxiety or panic attack. There were people who were unable to face the walk back, so they had to be rescued and taken off the island by boat.
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If you are brave enough to look down, you may watch the dolphins from above. Once you cross the bridge, you will witness the diverse bird life and stunning views of Rathlin and Scottish Islands. Along the way there are many spots where you can stop and enjoy breathtaking vistas and breathe in all the natural beauty.