The Gobbins: Opening 19th August 2015

  The Gobbins, on Islandmagee along the East Coast of Antrim, was once Northern Ireland’s top tourist attraction in the early 1900’s.
Over the years they fell into disrepair and eventually closed in the 1950’s

Now, after a multi million pound investment, this once popular tourist attraction is getting refurbished and ready to open its once world famous cliff walk again on August 19th.

The cliffs are home to the largest NI mainland seabird colony and are an area of special scientific interest.

The Gobbins were famous due to the many bridges, caves, passageways, and also the tubular bridge which were feats of engineering in the early 1900’s. At the time, bridges had to be transported by sea and lifted into place. 

When it opens again, access to the cliff face walkway will be available on a guided tour which will depart from the visitors centre.

The Gobbins opening hours will be 9.30am – 5.30pm daily from Wednesday 19th August 2015.

Tour prices are the following;

Adults – £8.50 

Seniors (over 65) – £6

Children (up to 16) – £6

Family Ticket (2 Adults 3 Children under 16) – £23

Registered Carers – Free 

Online Booking of these tickets will be available on the official website.



Post Author: Belfast Times

5 thoughts on “The Gobbins: Opening 19th August 2015


    (February 28, 2016 - 10:31 am)

    This sucks … I used to enjoy the gobbins, Now I have to pay for the privilege and it’s closed and restricted to crappy tours.

    Andi Close

    (April 2, 2015 - 9:32 am)

    I’m interested to learn has the Tourist board decided to have a specific beginning point of The Gobbin trail…
    I would have for many years began at Whitehead.
    Will there be set charges now to walk this nature trail….?
    Can I still walk my dog?
    Can I still amble over the small stretch of open rock beach too?!
    Will there be set opening times plus seasonal time openings??

    Lastly Congrats & massive thanku on your conservation work for something so worthwhile & beautiful. .

    Deborah Parkes

    (April 2, 2015 - 8:28 am)

    Hi can u tell me if there will be a charge for the walk and how long the walk will be , so excited about this . Many thanks

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