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The Gobbins

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Address: Middle Road | Islandmagee, Co. Antrim,, Whitehead BT40 3SX, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
442893372318
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Gobbins is a dramatic, two-mile-long cliff-face path which includes...

The Gobbins is a dramatic, two-mile-long cliff-face path which includes spectacular tubular and suspension bridges, a staircase, caves and tunnels carved through the rock. A fully accessible cliff-top path will provide breathtaking views of the rugged North Coast.

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Absolutely worth it!

We were fortunate enough to hit on a good weather day for our walk in mid-May. It is a beautiful and unique experience, with a well informed and entertaining guide! The most... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vetpatho
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to hit on a good weather day for our walk in mid-May. It is a beautiful and unique experience, with a well informed and entertaining guide! The most difficult part of the walk is up the hill back to the bus. You won't regret walking the Gobbins!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place was opened about 2 years ago at a few million but has been closed more than it has been opened The original Victorian path was there four decades but the new fancy stainless steel job keeps falling apart One bit of Northern Ireland's attractions I'm not proud of so don't plan a visit to see it - it's... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Even though. The Gobbins was closed when we got there we still had a great time. A bus and tour guide took us out there to see the edge and some of the bridges. The coastline is gorgeous to see! We also had a ride of the area and some stories to go with them. All in all still a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was closed in August 2016 but they say they would reopen in September 2016. You need to have trekking shoes, waterproof camera and clothes for the rain. You must have a good condition to do this attraction. We will come back for sure when it will be open again.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Very informative tour on a stunning coastal walks which is very unique. Better than giants Causeway in my opinion

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were lucky to walk the Gobbins cliff path before nature wreaked havoc with its opening times! Even then the day required a great deal of forward planning. I think we booked about 5-6 weeks ahead. We were lucky to get good weather and really enjoyed this guided walk. It isn't a difficult walk but you need shoes with good... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I went to the Gobbins Visitor Centre to see a specific show there, as opposed to going on the (fabulous) cliff walk. The place hosts excellent history talks, art shows, and more. For the centenary of the Battle of Jutland they hosted the Islandmagee Seamen Exhibition. Historian David Snook, plus members of his family, had researched and put together a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We visited The Gobbins Walk early June and were delighted with the experience. Lovely history behind this walk and our tour guide was very friendly and helpful. There was a part of the walk closed off due to maintenance and a gift voucher for the restaurant was issued to each ticket holder as a result, which I thought was a... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Our group of five Wirral Wobblers ended our epic 500 mile moped tour of Northern Ireland by participating in The Gobbins experience. The staff were very knowledgeable, extremely helpful and good company. After having done our research we were not disappointed with the location, engineering, nature and even the weather was superb. We have recommended the attraction to other people.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

But don’t take a chance on just turning up or you may find it closed (or fully booked). We had been watching the reconstruction of the Gobbins path over the years from our boat as we travelled down the coast each year, so when we had a day to spare we took the opportunity to book a visit. We had... More 

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