A visit to The Gobbins will excite and exhilarate, connecting all people to the dynamism of this unique site.
People will leave feeling that they have both physically and emotionally engaged with The Gobbins and the community in which it sits.
The Gobbins is a unique coastal experience. A reimagined version of Northern Ireland’s ‘best kept secret’, this dramatic cliff face path with spectacular bridges, tunnels and staircases first opened to the public in 1902.
Clinging to the sides of sheer basalt cliffs pounded by the waves of the North Channel, the path was masterminded as an incredible tourist attraction by Berkeley Deane Wise, an Irish Railway Engineer. With the advent of WWII it fell into decline before closing in the 1950’s.
The Gobbins re-envisioned will see this engineering masterpiece brought back to life alongside the eroded remains of the original path. Once again visitors will be able to feel like they are walking on water as they hear the wind, see the birds wheeling and clamber over the rocks with waves crashing alongside.
This amazing journey will begin a couple of miles away at a new Visitor Centre. After an introduction and welcome, visitors will be transported to the path by bus and enjoy their walk in the company of an expert guide. A small exhibition at the Visitor Centre will be available to explore before or after the coastline visit to further enrich visitor experience. Importantly for those visitors unable to walk the path itself (due to mobility issues or otherwise), the Visitor Centre will enable them to experience elements of the path and its story remotely.
For more information visit: www.gobbinsandsliabhliag.com