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Plan Your Visit to the gobbins

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Plan Your Visit to the gobbins

The Gobbins experience is located in Islandmagee, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on the Causeway Coastal Route. Experience a thrilling world, where bridges will carry you over crashing waves to sunken caves and sheer cliff faces.

The Gobbins Visitor Centre

Middle Road

Islandmagee

Co Antrim

Northern Ireland

BT40 3SL

GETTING THERE

Please select a method of transport

By car from Belfast

Travel time: 35 minutes
  • Take the A2 Causeway Coastal Route from Belfast to Larne
  • Travel through Carrickfergus and turn right on B90 Island Lower Road
  • Look out for the brown signposts

Ticket Prices

Ticket Price
Adult
(16+ Years)
£20
Child
(Under 16 years. There is no age limit for children. Admittance is based on a height restriction of over 4 foot. An adult must accompany all children)
£14.50
Senior
(65+ Years. Production of valid ID required)
£14.50
Student
(16+ years. Production of a valid Student ID required)
£14.50
Family Ticket
(2 adults + up to 3 children)
£42.00
Registered Carer
(If accompanying the person you care for)
Free

Opening Hours

The Gobbins Visitor Centre is open from 8.30 am – 5.00 pm daily.

 

Your journey begins at our Visitor Centre where you can find a parking space, use the restrooms, buy some refreshments in the café and prepare for your adventure with our video introduction. You will meet your guide, who will take you through the simple but essential safety measures you’ll need to follow when you’re on the walk. Our dedicated shuttle bus will then take you from the Visitor Centre to The Gobbins trailhead, on the cliffs high above Wise's Eye.

Please arrive at the Visitor Centre 15 minutes before your tour departure to confirm your participation and ensure that you receive the brief safety induction.

Northern Ireland's weather can be unpredictable...
We may have to close for safety reasons. If so, we will be sure to contact you before your visit.

Our Facilities

Food
Take a seat in our café.
Restrooms
There are no toilet facilities at the cliffs. Make sure you visit the restrooms before you go.
Lockers
No bags are permitted on the path. Secure your valuables in our complimentary lockers.
Baby changing facilities
Small children are not permitted on the path, but we have baby changing facilities for anyone staying back with small children.
Boots for hire
Please wear walking boots with strong ankle support for your tour. If you do not own sturdy walking boots, we have a limited number for hire at £5. Trainers/sneakers will not be permitted, please contact Guest Relations if you are unsure of this policy.
Gift Shop
Take home a token of your adventures at The Gobbins from our range of gifts and souvenirs.
Accessibility
While visitors with special mobility needs are not permitted on the path, our visitor centre is completely accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, prams and strollers.
Safety induction
Take a seat in our briefing room for a short safety induction. You'll learn about what to expect on the path and a few precautions to ensure everyone stays safe on this coastal walk experience.

Safety

Is the Gobbins right for you?

The Gobbins Coastal Path is a physically challenging walk. The path is 3 miles (5 km) long, quite narrow, with many hand-carved and uneven steps. The entire walk is the equivalent of climbing and descending 50 flights of stairs.

As a result, it may not be suitable for people with:

  • heart conditions such as angina
  • respiratory conditions such as asthma or emphysema
  • musculoskeletal conditions such as back or joint pain
  • other conditions such as seizures or stroke.

 

If you live with a long-term condition like diabetes, it is your responsibility to make all necessary preparations in advance. Although no bags are allowed on the path, we will provide you with a small waist bag to carry your emergency treatment equipment. Please read our terms and conditions for the full details.

 

Please wear walking boots with strong ankle support for your tour. If you do not own sturdy walking boots, we have a limited number for hire at £5. Trainers/sneakers will not be permitted, please contact Guest Relations if you are unsure of this policy

 

All visitors must wear the hard hats provided. While we monitor the condition of the cliff regularly, we cannot rule out the possibility of a rockfall.

For safety reasons, anyone shorter than 4 feet tall (1.2 metres), are not permitted on the path. Children may not be carried. 

Please view our terms and conditions to read our full health and safety brief. For further information, please visit our FAQs page.