On the thrilling Gobbins Experience, nature isn’t content to just sit back and be admired. It completely engulfs you: from the all-enveloping Irish Sea winds and the dolphins dancing off the coastline, to the squawking native sea birds and the salty air as it hits your lips.
When this cliff path was first constructed in Islandmagee, on the County Antrim coastline at the turn of the 20th century (the crowning glory of the Victorian railway engineer Berkeley Deane Wise), it was billed as having “no parallel in Europe as a marine cliff walk”. Arriving at The Gobbins and seeing how this network of walkways and bridges hug the dramatic basalt cliff face, that strapline remains true to this day. Local guides, proud of this spectacular place, join you as you lace up your walking boots
15 Minutes Before Tour Starts
Your driver / tour guide will be at your pickup location fifteen minutes before your tour time we would ask that you be on time as delays by the group will cost time and lengthen and incur costs. We will keep to the itinerary provided traffic & driving conditions prevent us from doing so, and we ask that the group keep an eye on the time as the guide will let you know its time to return to Belfast so please stay as a group. The driver/guide will answer questions and give you information to the best of his/hers ability.
Due to the nature of the rugged coastal location, you must wear suitable outdoor clothing, including walking/hiking boots with a thick tread and ankle support. Without exception, all guests must wear a safety helmet while on the tour and please remember that all boots must be cleaned before reentering the vehicle.
Finally, a good level of fitness is required. As a guide, you should be fit enough to climb at least 50 flights of stairs and walk a very steep 1-in-5 gradient. If you think you have what it takes, then don’t miss out on this awe-inspiring experience.
We’ll meet at your pickup point and travel to the first location, as the time is set to six hours this tour can end before or after the time given we will do our utmost to stay within the time table of the tour.
The Gobbins Path is an arduous walk that is often narrow and uneven, accessible only by a very steep pathway. The path hugs the sheer cliff face as the crashing waves of the North Channel pound the rugged coast just a few feet below. The tour traverses rugged staircases, incredible bridges, hidden tunnels, and caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers.Alps.
Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman castle in Northern Ireland, situated just on the edge of Carrickfergus town in County Antrim, on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the castle played an important military role until 1928 and remains one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland. For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
We can collect and drop off clients at location they choose, be that, Cruise Ship Terminal , Airport, (all Ireland) or any hotel they care to stay in, (surcharge applies of outside Belfast city centre) Starting from £2.00 pre person and Minimum £5.00
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