First question: Where are the tickets taken at Carrick a Rede bridge? The tickets are timed, and I'm not sure where we're supposed to be at the assigned time -- at the parking lot or at the actual bridge? Given that there is a decent distance to walk between the parking area and the bridge itself, if the ticket is taken at the bridge, we'll need to make sure we arrive at the parking area earlier.
Second question: which is more strenuous, visiting Carrick a Rede or Giant's Causeway? (We want to do the more tiring hike first!)
Third question: Given that Giant's Causeway gets busy with tour buses, if we visit Carrick a Rede first, is it fine to visit Giant's Causeway right around lunchtime, or should we plan to wait till later in the day to avoid tour groups?
Fourth question: If some of my group have a fear of heights and don't want to cross the Carrick a Rede bridge, do they still need tickets, or are the tickets only needed for those actually doing the crossing to the island?
Thanks for your help!