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The Gobbins

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Middle Road | Islandmagee, Co. Antrim,, Whitehead BT40 3SX, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9337 2318
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

The Gobbins is a wonderful 2 mile hike along the cliff side overlooking the Irish Sea. We booked about 3 months in advance and I recommend that. As we were waiting for our tour to start two couples had to be turned away as they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Duanne S
Reviewed November 9, 2018

I was here with a rambling club, taking a walk on the top path above the famous Gobbins Cliff Path. It was not a sunny day, but it was still lovely looking down on the sea below. There is a viewing platform that projects out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

What a wonderful way to spend a few hours, stories of smugglers, pirate ships and Victorian pic nickers ! The views are awesome. Tales of folklore, dragons and even a lesson about the Titanic. Our guide Jill has a great wealth of knowledge and is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matt L
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Just made the visit before attraction closed for winter months. An excellent experience from beginning to end. Staff were great with the preparation and briefing . We had an exceptional guide Gerald who oozed enthusiasm and commitment to ensure everyone enjoyed the experience. He went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BangorBarney
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We had a wonderful time in the Gobbins, an exhilarating walk in beautiful weather. Best of all was our guide Donal who was really funny and very entertaining. He even took photos for us as we had brought a camera with no battery and he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MaggieDublin_Ireland
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We dropped in on the Gobbins visitor center while driving through Northern Ireland and were lucky enough to get a spot on the cliff path tour. The tour takes you along the Gobbins path, which originally opened in 1902. The guides gives you a nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karla G
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Eagerly looking forward to this trip, I was not disappointed. Our tour guide Gerald was personal, full of stories and articulate. 40's°F, brisk wind added to the complete experience of splashing waves and crashing sounds against the cliffs. Reopened just a few years ago with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sygnmkr
Reviewed October 24, 2018

What a great time we had on the Gobbins cliff walk, seriously one of the top highlights of our trip! Not for everyone though- you have to be able to climb a lot of stairs and get into tight places- but the views- !! Wow,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CelSue89
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Myself and my friend enjoyed this walk very much yesterday from start to finish. It was so well organised our tour guide had wealth of knowledge on the history of the the gobbins which made it very interesting will definitely return with my family

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geraldineh715
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a great value for the experience. We were greeted as soon as we entered the visitor center and well informed throughout the entire experience. Our guide, Mandy, was friendly and knowledgeable. She appropriately prepared us for this walking tour of the cliffs along...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from helloimroxy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the last 3 bridges were opened when I was there in September. The only place still closed is the entrance to the small cave.
September 2, 2018|
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Response from T5385DAmichellet | Reviewed this property |
I have a fear of heights and it was fine for me. The path is not that high, there are railings all the way separating you from the edge, it’s a really great place, enjoy 😀
Hana N
August 12, 2018|
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Response from O7547IZrose | Reviewed this property |
Actually not worth doing. Very overrated