Published: 09 September 2015 by: Ginny Cumming

A whiteknuckle cliff path at Islandmagee on Northern Ireland’s coast has just reopened following a multi-million dollar revamp.

“The Gobbins” first opened in 1902. The path carved into black basalt cliffs and connected by a network of walkways and bridges was an engineering triumph. Falling into disrepair after the war, the world-famous path has been closed to the public since the 1950s, but thanks to a mega update – including new bridges, handrails and a visitors’ centre – it’s again open to adventure-loving travellers.

But it’s not for everyone – the walk takes around two-and-a-half hours and is strenuous (plus you have to wear a hard hat), but en route you’ll have the chance to see coastal birds such as puffins, guillemots and kittiwakes, and perhaps even porpoises in the surrounding waters.

Discover more: The Gobbins

Photos: Arthur Ward / © Tourism Ireland 

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