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The Gobbins

Middle Road | Islandmagee, Co. Antrim,, Whitehead BT40 3SX, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9337 2318
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Hidden Gem in North antrim

This is a fantastic trip and many people will overlook it when visiting the North of Ireland: in a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SadWelshtraveller
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Wales
Brilliant Tour

The tour was excellent - spectacular location and the experience of nature at its best. Stevie was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
shekhara111
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“the cliff” (43 reviews)
“our tour guide” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Middle Road | Islandmagee, Co. Antrim,, Whitehead BT40 3SX, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9337 2318
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fantastic trip and many people will overlook it when visiting the North of Ireland: in a word Don't! This is a engineering marvel from the Victorian era that have been re-created and re-imagined and is a tribute not only to the original...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was excellent - spectacular location and the experience of nature at its best. Stevie was our guide and had so much knowledge about the area and made us all feel at ease throughout the walk. He also was very patient with us at...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After reading the website, I was anticipating a little more strenuous walk. The most strenuous part of the hike was the walk back up from the actual Gobbins walk to get back to the bus. The walk itself was interesting, and that fact it was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although the weather had taken a turn for the worse we still enjoyed the Gobbins cliff path. Grahame our guide was very light hearted and informative and got us through the OTT health and safety issues with his good humour. The cliff path has been...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been at The Gobbins last Sunday with my friends and I feel I didn't have a complete experience as promised at The Gobbins web page. I was expected to see the caves, the tunnel and the complete path but we went just until...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place. The history is very interesting, views spectacular, and just a fab way to spend half a day. Staff are lovely and so friendly. Health and safety a bit OTT, hard hats seem unnecessary but understandable, but walking boots??!!!

Thank Sydney991
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great little walk along the cliffs. We saw puffins, had perfect weather and our guide was fantastic. He was informative, upbeat, and been made a stop for taking photos for everyone. The launching area was clean, informative and had a gift shop....More

Thank Amy O
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited The Gobbins last Sunday. The weather was perfect - very calm and still although I can imagine it would be great on a rainy, windy day. My guide Gerald was great fun and full of really interesting information. The coastline is stunning, unfortunately...More

Thank Abbey P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since re-opening my husband had always wanted to visit the Gobbins, and although I was a little concerned after reading the website info we booked tickets. I couldn't have been more wrong! Gerald was a fantastic tour guide, knowledgeable friendly and in general enjoyed the...More

1  Thank sarahmE2017QQ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have wanted to visit The Gobbins since it re-opened a few years ago and eventually I was able to visit yesterday 11-07-2018. An amazing place. I had booked online about a week ago for 3.30pm which suited us. It is about 45 minutes easy...More

1  Thank Kevin1812
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Cheryl H
15 July 2018|
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Response from John J | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open - once booked do check availability the day before - if there was particular heavy seas and storms forecast it would be closed. - that should be rare tho’. Enjoy.
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Juliet D
24 June 2018|
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Response from lovelylynda29 | Reviewed this property |
No need to worry,the tunnel is quite short u can see light from both ends,an easy walk,I was worried about it b4i went.
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abpeterson
22 June 2018|
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Response from Nicholas D | Reviewed this property |
There isn't 50 flights of stairs, just lots of up and downs really and also there is a very steep gradient at the beginning and end but the tour guides stop a couple of times to allow people to take a break and also for them... More
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