Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

Today, we continued our Northern Ireland tour by focusing on the northern coastline and three places in particular: the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy Harbour and the famous Giant’s Causeway.

All three sites are in relatively close proximity thereby facilitating a relaxing time at each one.

The Rope Bridge is very popular. To reach it entails a lengthy walk along a coastal path. At busy times access to the bridge is rationed by queuing.

Here is a video clip of the Rope Bridge

Ballintoy Harbour is very picturesque with sandy beach, crashing waves and limestone caves. This location has featured in the T.V. series ‘Game of Thrones’.

Due to clement weather we were able to spend most of the afternoon at the Giant’s Causeway site, which was absolutely stunning. The five sided volcanic pipes date from about 60 million years ago. In addition to scrambling over the famous rocks we were able to walk round the coastal path for excellent views of the entire bay where strong winds were forming large waves which crashed over the beach and rocks. The Visitor Centre has been re-built and is now an excellent facility.

Video clip of Giant’s Causeway

Video clip of Causeway Coast.

Tomorrow we head for Londonderry in the West whilst taking in castles and other scenic sites, including some associated with the Game of Thrones series. Fingers crossed for another spell of sunny weather!

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

 

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

 

Video clip of Ballintoy Harbour

Ballintoy Church, Northern Ireland

Ballintoy Harbour, Northern Ireland

Ballintoy Harbour, Northern Ireland

Whitepark Bay, Northern Ireland

Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

 

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