GET READY TO STEP FOOT ON NI’S DRAMATIC COASTAL WALK ONCE AGAIN
The Gobbins reopened
Nothern Ireland is full of natural beauty and wonderfully dramatic settings made famouse the world over as a location for Game of Thrones. But now there is another wondrous location to visit.
FOLLOWING a multi-million pound investment programme, Northern Ireland’s unique experience, The Gobbins, a dramatic coastal walk, reopened on Wednesday August 19th 2015.
A reimagined version of a ‘best kept secret’ along the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland and only 40 minutes from Belfast, the attraction is a dramatic two mile long cliff-face walk with spectacular bridges, tunnel, and staircases, supported by a visitor centre and guided tours.
The Gobbins is located in scenic Islandmagee and was originally built in the early 20th century and took visitors on a spectacular engineering masterpiece – a cliff-face path not for the faint hearted, an unexpected, white-knuckle walk across one of Ulster’s most dramatic coastlines.
Guided tours along the new path will allow adventurous visitors to enjoy the coast of the Irish Sea in a way they have not been able to in over 50 years. The Gobbins promises to excite all the senses, and be the closest visitors will get to walking on water. Hear the waves crashing against the cliffs, feel the spray of the sea on your face and witness the ever-changing flora and fauna.
The re-envisioned Gobbins will continue with the tradition of innovation and bring back to life the spectacular tubular and suspension bridges that hung from the cliff-face and staircases, caves and tunnels that were carved through the rock. Built alongside the eroded remains of the original path, the new experience uses modern materials and methods, coupled with the original design ethos, as if Berkeley Deane Wise was building it today.
A new visitor centre located a short distance away from The Gobbins is where the expedition will start. After a brief safety induction, visitors will be transported down to the path and guided on their journey. Interpretation inside the visitor centre will tell visitors about the making of The Gobbins, as well as the geology and ecology of Islandmagee.
Fiona Cunningham from Tourism Northern Ireland said: “We are very excited that The Gobbins has reopened. It is one of Northern Ireland’s most unique attractions and is something that visitors from the Republic of Ireland should definitely pay a visit to.
“The new website (www.thegobbinscliffpath.com) has just been launched and it is a hub of information for visitors detailing the attraction’s history – from its conception in 1902, its demise in 1954, to its journey back to life in 2015; what it has to offer; news; events and online booking information; plus it will assist people in planning their trip,” Fiona added.
The Gobbins will open daily from , minimum height restriction in place, pre-booking is recommended and it is not suitable for very young children. To book a tour of this thrilling attraction, phone 048 9337 2318 or go to www.thegobbinscliffpath.com. For more information go to www.discovernorthernireland.
For a preview check out this promotional video on https://youtu.be/B0nSgZbZD34
To book a tour of this thrilling attraction, phone 048 9337 2318 or go to www.thegobbinscliffpath.com. For more information go towww.discovernorthernireland.