Safety Information

The Gobbins is a strenuous outdoor experience and is not suitable for everyone. To ensure that our visitors are protected and have the best possible experience, please read this important safety information before you book -

  • The Gobbins tour is not suitable for very young children. Without exception, The Gobbins guides will not accept anyone under the height of 1.2 metres, or approximately 4 feet, on the tour, even if carried.
  • Under 16 year olds must be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • The Gobbins is an arduous walk of 2400 metres along a narrow, uneven path with many steps and with a very steep climb at the end of the walk. A good level of fitness is required to enjoy the experience. People with cardiac, respiratory or asthmatic conditions should not undertake this tour.
  • Due to the narrowness of the path walking aids are not permitted on the cliff face path.
  • The Gobbins Path runs at a height of 15 metres above water level in places and contains a dark tunnel and entrance feature where conditions will be cramped for taller visitors or those of a larger build.
  • Suitable outdoor clothing and walking shoes and boots must be worn. Keep your hands free by using our free lockers.
  • No smoking or animals are permitted on The Gobbins Path past Wise's Eye.

Other ways to see The Gobbins

If the tour is not for you, you are very welcome to visit the free interpretation within The Gobbins Visitor Centre or you may wish to consider taking a boat trip to The Gobbins. Details are available from


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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


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.



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