We've put together a list of up and coming events within The Gobbins area. We are confident that you, your family and friends will have a memorable time with us. Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

From the Gobbins team.

The Siege of Carrickfergus

A re-enactment of the infamous Siege of Carrickfergus Castle and the landing of King William including re-enactment groups from across the country. All dressed in period costume followed by a Pageantry parade to meet King William upon his landing.
Watch history come dramatically  back to life!


Opening Times

Thursday 13 July 2017
  12pm to 4pm,


*FREE EVENT! *Does not include free access to Carrickfergus Castle


Castle Green, Carrickfergus

Contact Details

Music Night at Arthur Cottage

Enjoy an evening of traditional music at the cottage.


Opening Times

Friday 30 June 2017


£6 per person


Arthur Cottage, Cullybackey

Contact Details

  Contact Ballymena Visitor Information Centre on T: 028 2563 5010.

“An Introduction to Ulster Scots” A Talk by Dr David Hume

What is Ulster Scots? Is it just something made up in the 1980s? Has it got historical validity? This talk looks at the origins and history of Ulster Scots in spoken and written form as well as the unique history and culture of Ulster Scots, including ancient history, the Bruce connection and Glenarm Bissets, folklore and belief.

Suitable for ages 16+.

Opening Times

Thursday 29th June 7.30pm – 8.30pm



Contact Details

Larne Museum and Arts Centre
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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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