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Explore The Gobbins, a spectacular location where you can truly escape everyday life and experience nature at its most elemental. During your amazing 2.5 hour walking tour you taste the sea salt on your lips, feel the Irish Sea wind, marvel at tales of local smugglers, witness the native sea birds and keep your eyes open for some dolphins swimming off the rugged coastline.
Your adventure is led by one of our fully trained local guides who will take you along a narrow path hugging the dramatic cliff face; across spectacular bridges amid the crashing waves of the North Channel; traversing hidden Tunnels under the Irish Sea; up and down rugged staircases carved into the cliff face and into caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers.
The Gobbins Path is an arduous trek that is often narrow and uneven, accessed by a very steep pathway. Due to the nature of the rugged coastal location suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots or shoes are essential. To enjoy The Gobbins a good level of fitness is needed.
- Dramatic Coastal Walk.
- Hear the stories of the smugglers of the path.
- Fully guided 2.5 hour tour.
- Fantastic Photo Opportunities.
- Only walk of its kind in Europe.
- One of the few places in Ireland to see a colony of Puffins – May to September.
Closed for Maintenance - Re-opening Spring 2017
The Gobbins cliff path is currently CLOSED due to ongoing essential maintenance involving scaling of the cliff face to mitigate the effects of coastal erosion on the path. The Gobbins Visitor Centre and Exhibition will continue to open. Check their website for the latest updates (and this website will be updated once re-opening dates and times are confirmed.
Closed: The Gobbins is currently closed for essential maintenance and due to re-open in Spring 2017. The attraction can occasionally close due to weather and tidal conditions.
Approx. visit duration: Please allow up to 3 hours for your tour and additional time for the café, exhibition and shop.
Senior (aged 65+): £8.00
Student (with valid ID): £8.50
Child (aged 7-17): £8.50
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £25.00
Pre-booking is required.
Other Useful Information
All cliff walk tours are guided in English.
All cliff walk tours are guided.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Café at visitor centre serving teas, coffee, breakfasts and light lunches i.e. soup, sandwiches, stew, burgers etc. Can cater for pre-booked groups,
The gift shop stocks a range of locally crafted goods as well as merchandised items and exclusive gifts. The Gobbins Gallery features art work from local artists.
Free car and coach parking.
The Visitor Centre is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets. The Cliff Walks, of their nature, are not. The Gobbins Path is arduous and requires a good level of fitness. Suitable clothing and walking boots or shoes are required. It is important to check their website for suitability and safety advice and guidance.
Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.
Free Wi-Fi available in the Visitor Centre.
The Gobbins is on the Causeway Coastal Route between Carrickfergus and Larne. Just a 2 hour drive from Dublin Airport and 30 Minutes from George Best Belfast City Airport and 1 hour from Belfast International Airport.The Gobbins - A Dramatic Coastal Walk Nearby Attractions