High cliffs, hidden ledges and rich fishing make The Gobbins a magnet for many kinds of birds, one reason it is An Area of Special Scientific Interest.

Northern Ireland's only mainland colony of colourful Puffins dig burrows here to lay their eggs. Guillemots and Razorbills crowd the cliffs during breeding season. Cormorants are a striking sight as they dive deep for fish. Kittiwakes and Shags can also be seen here.

Great care has been taken to ensure the reimagined path at The Gobbins does not impact on the local birdlife.

Thanks to the very different habitats created by the sea, rocks and cliffs, a great variety of plants, ferns and grasses can be found amongst the caves, ledges and rocks of The Gobbins. The path allows visitors rare access to treasures such as the bell- like sea campion, kidney vetch and spleenwort.


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Due to government restrictions, The Gobbins is closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming visitors back as soon as it is safe and restrictions have been lifted. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further updates.

We are delighted to announce that The Gobbins Cliff Path is now OPEN. There will be a number of changes both prior to and during your visit. Your safety and that of our staff is paramount and we are proud that The Gobbins has been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ certificate which is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism or hospitality business is following Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, putting in place processes to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. For more details on these changes please Click Here


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