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


Co Antrim

Northern Ireland

BT40 3SL


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

Please contact us directly for group bookings of over 10.

Ticket Price
(16+ Years)
(There is no age limit for children. Admittance is based on a height restriction of over 4 foot). All children must be accompanied by an adult
(65+ Years) Production of valid ID required
(18+ Years) Production of valid ID required
Registered Carer

Please contact us directly for group bookings of over 10.

Opening Hours

The Gobbins Visitor Centre is open from 9.30 am – 4.30 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 you 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 trail head, 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

Take a seat in our café
There are no toilet facilities at the cliffs. Make sure you visit the restrooms before you go.
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
If possible, 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.
Gift Shop
Take home a token of your adventures at The Gobbins from our range of gifts and souvenirs.
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.


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 are living 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 suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy walking boots. We will check your footwear before departure from the Visitor Centre and you may be refused access if your shoes are not suitable. We have a limited number of boots for hire at £5, but please do not rely on this service.


All visitors must wear the hard hats provided. While we monitor the condition of the cliff on a regular basis, we cannot rule out the possibility of a rock fall.

For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age, and 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.