UPCOMINGEVENTS

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.

Loose Thread Quilters Christmas Quilt Exhibition

An exhibition of Christmas themed quilts by Loose Thread Quilters, a small group of active quilt makers drawn from all over Nor​thern Ireland.

 

 

Opening Times

Friday 8 December 2017 To Friday 5 January 2018

Cost


Address

Larne Museum and Arts Centre

Contact Details


Tree Week Activities

Get involved in the UK’s largest annual tree celebration! Plant trees, make wreaths, learn the ancient skill of hedgelaying and enjoy other activities such as nest box building during National Tree Week.

For information on each of the events please click the links below:

Big Community Plant Out!

Wreath Making

Coppicing and Countryside Crafts Workshop

Celebrate the Christmas Hedgerow

 

Opening Times

Saturday 18 November 2017 To Sunday 3 December 2017

Cost


Address


Contact Details

Contact 028 9335 8231 for further information.

Heavens Above Exhibition

This spectacular astrophotography exhibition, on loan from the Irish Astronomical Association, features stunning images of the local skyscape as well as a special display of astronomical objects on loan from the Armagh Planetarium.

Launch event Friday 10 November at 7pm. Public talks on the Night Sky, following by a stargazing event (weather permitting) and access to the Stardome, a mobile planetarium (Stardome – £2 per person). Suitable for all ages.

 

Opening Times

Thursday 9 November 2017 To Thursday 4 January 2018

Cost


Address

Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre

Contact Details

For further information contact Carrickfergus Museum on 028 9335 8241or email carrickfergusmuseums@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
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Booking Temporarily Closed

 

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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