For GPS purposes our address is:

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

Getting to the Start (by Car / Bicycle)

  • Take the A2 from Belfast to Larne and turn right onto the Island Road Lower (B90) with brown signposts for Islandmagee and 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.

Getting to the Start (by Train)

  • For the Belfast-Larne railway line timetable information please go to 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 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


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

Ticket pricing

Adults £10.00


(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.

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….

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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