PLAN YOUR VISIT

GETTING HERE!

The Gobbins Visitor Centre,
Middle Road,
Islandmagee BT40 3SL

Getting to the Start (by Car)

From Belfast

  • Take the A2 Causeway Coastal Route heading North from Belfast to Larne, travel through Carrickfergus past the historic castle, past the turn off for the seaside town of Whitehead and turn right into Islandmagee onto the Island Road Lower (B90) watch for the brown signposts for The Gobbins.
  • Travel straight ahead until you reach a mini roundabout with a sign indicating the village of Ballystrudder, and then continue straight ahead until you are facing the Rhinka ice cream parlour.
  • Turn left and continue less than ½ mile and you will find the Gobbins Visitor Centre located on your left.

From Larne

  • Take the A2 Causeway Coastal Route heading North from Belfast to Larne, travel through Carrickfergus past the historic castle, past the turn off for the seaside town of Whitehead and turn right into Islandmagee onto the Island Road Lower (B90) watch for the brown signposts for The Gobbins.
  • Travel straight ahead until you reach a mini roundabout with a sign indicating the village of Ballystrudder, and then continue straight ahead until you are facing the Rhinka ice cream parlour. Turn left and continue less than ½ mile and you will find the Gobbins Visitor Centre located on your left.
  • At the Circular Road roundabout (the one with the crown in the middle) take the A2 Causeway Coastal Route heading South from Larne to Carrickfergus, travel through the quient village of Glynn – where the first talking movie in Ireland was filmed, Through Magheramorne where scenes from the Games of Thrones are filmed in the disused quarry and turn left into Islandmagee onto the Island Road Lower (B90) watch for the brown signposts for The Gobbins.
  • Travel straight ahead until you reach a mini roundabout with a sign indicating the village of Ballystrudder, and then continue straight ahead until you are facing the Rhinka ice cream parlour.
  • Turn left and continue less than ½ mile and you will find the Gobbins Visitor Centre located on your le


Getting to the Start (by Train)

  • For the Belfast-Larne railway line timetable information please go to www.translink.co.uk or ring Translink's Contact Centre on +44 (0) 28 9066 6630 (Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am to 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am to 6pm.)
  • The nearest train station is Ballycarry, with approximately a 1 mile walk to the Gobbins Visitor Centre. There is normally one train per hour between Monday to Saturday and every two hours on a Sunday. However, if you intend to walk, please be aware that a small section of this walking route is without a pedestrian footpath.
  • The next nearest train station is Whitehead, which is approximately 3 miles away from the Gobbins Visitor Centre. This station offers a more frequent service with normally two trains per hour between Monday to Saturday and every hour on a Sunday.
  • For Translink policy on the carriage of bicycles please click here.

Getting to the Start (by Bus)

  • Unfortunately the local bus service is very limited, particularly at weekends. For bus timetable information please go to www.translink.co.uk or ring Translink's Contact Centre on +44 (0) 28 9066 6630 (Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7am to 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am to 6pm.)
  • Bus routes are as follows:
    163 Belfast - Greenisland - Whitehead
    168 Belfast - Carrickfegus - Whitehead
    169 Whitehead - Browns Bay - Whitehead
    169A Whitehead - Browns Bay - Whitehead
    263 Belfast, Laganside Bus Centre - Kilroot - Whitehead
    563 Belfast - Greenisland - Whitehead

Ticket pricing

Adults £10.00

Concessions
£8.00

(Under 16, Seniors, Students)

Family £25.00

(2 adults and up to 3 children)

Registered carersFree

Group Bookings

Please contact us directly for group bookings of over 10.

groups@thegobbinscliffpath.com

tel: +44 (0) 28 9337 2318

Opening Times

The Gobbins Visitor Centre open from 9.30 am – 5.30 pm daily

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One of Northern Ireland's greatest adventures...

Welcome to The Gobbins….

The Gobbins Path is currently CLOSED until Spring 2018. However our visitor Centre is open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm and the Café is open daily from 10.00am until 4.00pm.

Further updates on The Gobbins Path and its re-opening will be provided here and also on our social media sites.

Please contact us on 028 9337 2318 or email info@thegobbinscliffpath.com if you would like further details.

 


A spectacular location where you can truly escape everyday life and experience nature at its most elemental. During your amazing 2.5 hour fully guided walking tour you may even 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. The Gobbins experience 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 visitor centre is the start of your adventure and where you will meet your guide for your adventure, please remember to bring along your booking confirmation. The centre hosts a fabulous interactive exhibition telling the history of The Gobbins Path, its flora and fauna, and the story of how the path was reborn. Guests with young children or with reduced mobility are welcome to browse our gift shop, enjoy a coffee in The Gobbins Cafe, or enjoy the outdoor children’s play and picnic area. You may also avail of the free car parking located at the Visitor Centre. We understand that The Gobbins Path may not be suitable for everyone and details are contained on our booking page.

The Gobbins Path was masterminded by the Irish railway engineer, Berkley Dean Wise as an incredible tourist attraction. The path originally opened in 1902 and was later abandoned in the 1960’s until an investment of over £7.5 million brought about its rebirth in 2015.

 

The Gobbins Experience

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. Without exception, all guests must wear a safety helmet whilst experiencing The Gobbins. To enjoy The Gobbins a good level of fitness is needed. You must be fit enough to climb 50 flights of stairs and walk a very steep 1 in 5 gradient.



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