High cliffs, hidden ledges and rich fishing make The Gobbins a magnet for many kinds of birds, one reason it is An Area of Special Scientific Interest.
Northern Ireland's only mainland colony of colourful Puffins dig burrows here to lay their eggs. Guillemots and Razorbills crowd the cliffs during breeding season. Cormorants are a striking sight as they dive deep for fish. Kittiwakes and Shags can also be seen here.
Great care has been taken to ensure the reimagined path at The Gobbins does not impact on the local birdlife.
Thanks to the very different habitats created by the sea, rocks and cliffs, a great variety of plants, ferns and grasses can be found amongst the caves, ledges and rocks of The Gobbins. The path allows visitors rare access to treasures such as the bell- like sea campion, kidney vetch and spleenwort.
Availability & Weather Report Update...
Work is well underway at The Gobbins and the attraction is on track to reopen in time for the peak summer season.
The Gobbins Path tour will operate for two/thirds of the path up until the Man ‘o’War sea stack. Visitors will be also have an additional guided tour of Portmuck harbour where they will learn about the sea life, geology and history of this picturesque gem in Islandmagee.
Tours will be held hourly from 10am to 6pm and each tour will last approx. 2.5 hours. Booking prices and conditions are available via out website www.thegobbinscliffpath.com.
Priority booking will be given to members of the public who have previously had tours cancelled due to our closure last year.
Have you a gift card from The Gobbins which you havent used yet? We are also giving priority to those with a gift card to book for the summer season before we open sales on general release.
The Gobbins guest relations team are currently welcoming inquiries from anyone holding a valid gift card. To inquire further, please don’t hesitate to contact the Gobbins Visitors Centre on 02893372318 quoting your gift card number (found at the bottom of your gift card).
Once priority booking is complete, tickets will be put on general release at the beginning of June through our website.
We will update you again once the on line booking has gone live.
If you have any queries, please contact us on 028 9337 2318.