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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 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

GETTING HERE!

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

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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The Gobbins path will be open for the summer season, Council Confirms.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has announced that the internationally-unique coastal path at The Gobbins will re-open at the end of June, just in time for peak visitor season.

The Gobbins closed unexpectedly last year, when extreme weather conditions caused higher levels of rock fall along the path. Council brought forward its programme of planned maintenance in the interests of visitor and staff safety, which it says are paramount.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim , Councillor Audrey Wales MBE outlined what has been happening in Islandmagee over recent months: “We were very disappointed last year to miss our first peak season due to the unavoidable closure. Our visitor figures had already well exceeded our targets for the period and out feedback worldwide had been, and continues to be, extremely positive.

“The Gobbins is an outstanding natural and sometimes unpredictable attraction and the only guided adventure walk of its kind in Europe. Over recent months we have been working to dislodge loose rock through scaling and the majority of that work is complete. We have been looking at options for the areas around the ends of the bridges, to ensure that they aren’t damaged during the scaling process and we will now move to complete that element of the maintenance work.

“Council had budgeted around £2 million for its maintenance work, which included work to restore the access path following Storm Frank in 2015. We have spent about a quarter of the budget to date, so the next phase to get The Gobbins open represents a significant investment in growing local economy in Mid and East Antrim through creation of sustainable jobs and tourism. Mid and East Antrim has a fantastic range of tourist attractions, from Carrickfergus Castle to Slemish mountain and we have been committed, together with our partners in Tourism NI and Tourism Ireland, to promoting all our assets on a world stage.

“The Gobbins is so special within Europe. It sits within an area of Special Scientific Interest on account of its wildlife and habitats. It is one of the only mainland sites in Ireland where puffins nest and as such we will always be restricted by the bird nesting season. We will be unable to open a small section at the end of the 2 km path in time for June because of the environmental sensitivities within this area and the associated Planning restrictions, but we will work on those areas during the off-peak season later in the year. Seasonal opening will be a feature of The Gobbins going forward and will be necessary in order for Council to carry out its annual cliff maintenance work off-peak.

“We’re very excited to have a re-opening date confirmed. Booking lines will be open again early in May and we look forward to bringing people back to The Gobbins and to Mid and East Antrim for an exhilarating and exciting raw experience with nature” she said.

 

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