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Gobbins Cliff Path

The walk looks very unique and intriguing. Is it worth taking time, adding a day to the Ireland tour? Is the public transportation relatively easy to get to it from Belfast?

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hi there i am from Northern Ireland so i can fill you in the gobbins is located on Islandmagee it is a small rural peninsula that juts out and overlooks the port town of Larne the best way to get there is train to Ballycarry from Great Victoria street and then walk the rest of the way you will need to get the Larne Train from Great Victoria Street in Belfast the public transport in Northern Ireland is operated by translink (www.translink.co.uk) be warned its a 2/3 mile walk from the train station below is map i have included for you ...ps remember you need pounds to pay for ur train !

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it seems you have to buy tickets to visit a whopping £20 to visit (which as a local i feel is very expensive ) the google maps above id ignore (sorry about that) as its wrong you need to go to the visitor centre first here is the proper google directions
https://goo.gl/maps/BrEt49UrJsX43VWu5

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The Gobbins was one of the highlights of our early October 2018 trip. We’d hiked to the Giant’s Causeway the day before, which was spectacular, but this was a different coastal setting, also very rewarding. The metal ramps, steps, and walkways made it very unique. We learned that some of the metalwork followed the original route from over 100 years ago, and some was installed in a different arrangement - all safe and secure.

Our guided walk on the outer edge of the rocks wouldn’t have been possible without the walkways, and it certainly seemed to be something most tourists missed. Maybe with more publicity, it’ll get more attention - so do it before there are long lines and the price doubles - LOL. A seal followed us as we walked along the route, sticking its head out of the water every so often, watching us as we watched it - another unexpected treat. Very worthwhile doing. We were driving, on our way towards Belfast, and not using public transportation, so I can’t provide direct experience about that part. Anyone in the area, with a couple hours available to get there and do the walk, should definitely work the Gobbins into their plans.