We've put together a list of up and coming events within The Gobbins area. We are confident that you, your family and friends will have a memorable time with us. Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

From the Gobbins team.

European Heritage Open Days

This is a fantastic opportunity to get behind the scenes access and enjoy a weekend of FREE Heritage and Nature themed events across the Borough.

Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers Museum

Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm

‘Living off the Land’: Talks and Demonstrations 1pm to 4pm

Join us for griddle baking, a forage walk and food prep demonstrations relating to seaweed and our traditional herb garden.

Andrew Jackson Cottage

​Arthur Cottage, Cullybackey

Saturday 11am to 4pm

Baking demonstration, tour of Cottage and Interpretive Centre.

Arthur Cottage, Cullybackey

Ballymena Town Hall

Saturday 11am to 12noon

Guided behind the scenes tour of Ballymena Town hall and Mid Antrim Museum.  Includes visit to the Mayors Parlour, Council Chamber, Collections Store and Conservation Workshop.

Ballymena Town Hall

Carrickfergus Museum

Saturday 10am to 4pm

Join archaeological specialist Dr Ruairi O’Baoill on a tour of Carrickfergus town walls.  Learn about Carrickfergus’ rich varied history on this guided walking tour, which lasts approximately 2 hours.  The tour begins at Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre at 1pm.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Nature related children’s craft activities will take place from 2pm to 4pm.

Additionally why not pick up an iPad and travel through our museum with our interactive self-guided museum tour.  IPad’s are available for tour hire free of charge from our Museum reception.

Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre

Carrickfergus Town Hall

Saturday 3pm to 4pm

All access tour of the historic town hall, including a visit to the museum next door which holds unique and fascinating artefacts relating to the development of the town from the medieval period to modern day, from 3pm to 4pm.

There will also be a chance to view a special exhibition on the ‘Civic History of Carrickfergus’.

Carrickfergus Town Hall

Carnfunnock History Hike

Saturday and Sunday 9am to 8pm

Dr David Hume will be giving a guided tour of Carnfunnock Country Park.  Learn all about the buildings still here for all to see and the historical links to the Chaine family and Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon.  Free event, wear appropriate clothing.  Suitable for children aged 8+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Guided tour from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Carnfunnock Country Park

Carnlough Town Hall/Heritage Centre

Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 3pm

On Saturday discover more about the industrial history of this historical village on a walking tour led by Mary Watson from Carnlough Town Hall.

On Sunday Dr Kirsten Lemon will lead a geo tour from Carnlough Town Hall to Cranny Falls including Gortin Quarry.

Both of these walks will depart and return to the building.

Carnlough Town Hall and Heritage Centre

Flame! Gasworks Museum

Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 5pm

Guided tours provided on both days.

For further information please contact 028 9336 9575.

Flame! Gasworks Museum

St Nicholas’ Church

Saturday 11am to 3pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm

The church will be open on both days on the times listed above.  For further information please contact the church office on 028 9336 0061.

St Nicholas' Church, Carrickfergus



Opening Times

Saturday 9 September 2017 To Sunday 10 September 2017



Contact Details

For further information please contact our visitor information centres at: Ballymena Visitor Information Centre T: 028 25 63 5010  or E: tic.reception@midandeastantrim.gov.uk Carrickfergus Castle Visitor Information Centre T: 028 9335 8222 or E: visitorinfo@midandeastantrim.gov.uk Larne Visitor Information Centre T: 028 2826 2495 or E: lticreception@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
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One of Northern Ireland's greatest adventures...

Welcome to The Gobbins….

The Gobbins Path is currently CLOSED until Spring 2018. However our visitor Centre is open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm and the Café is open daily from 10.00am until 4.00pm.

Further updates on The Gobbins Path and its re-opening will be provided here and also on our social media sites.

Please contact us on 028 9337 2318 or email info@thegobbinscliffpath.com if you would like further details.


A spectacular location where you can truly escape everyday life and experience nature at its most elemental. During your amazing 2.5 hour fully guided walking tour you may even taste the sea salt on your lips, feel the Irish Sea wind, marvel at tales of local smugglers, witness the native sea birds and keep your eyes open for some dolphins swimming off the rugged coastline. The Gobbins experience will take you along a narrow path hugging the dramatic cliff face; across spectacular bridges amid the crashing waves of the North Channel; traversing hidden Tunnels under the Irish Sea; up and down rugged staircases carved into the cliff face and into caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers.

The Gobbins visitor centre is the start of your adventure and where you will meet your guide for your adventure, please remember to bring along your booking confirmation. The centre hosts a fabulous interactive exhibition telling the history of The Gobbins Path, its flora and fauna, and the story of how the path was reborn. Guests with young children or with reduced mobility are welcome to browse our gift shop, enjoy a coffee in The Gobbins Cafe, or enjoy the outdoor children’s play and picnic area. You may also avail of the free car parking located at the Visitor Centre. We understand that The Gobbins Path may not be suitable for everyone and details are contained on our booking page.

The Gobbins Path was masterminded by the Irish railway engineer, Berkley Dean Wise as an incredible tourist attraction. The path originally opened in 1902 and was later abandoned in the 1960’s until an investment of over £7.5 million brought about its rebirth in 2015.


The Gobbins Experience

The Gobbins Path is an arduous trek that is often narrow and uneven, accessed by a very steep pathway. Due to the nature of the rugged coastal location suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots or shoes are essential. Without exception, all guests must wear a safety helmet whilst experiencing The Gobbins. To enjoy The Gobbins a good level of fitness is needed. You must be fit enough to climb 50 flights of stairs and walk a very steep 1 in 5 gradient.


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