Along the Causeway Coastal Route you must stop at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. This bridge was originally built by salmon fishermen. Only then it was no more than a single rope and some slats that the men would cross with a net full of salmon they caught from the island. Luckily for us, the bridge now is a real bridge. Scary and wiggly, but a lot safer. Still it’s a good way to test your fear of heights as it dangles 30 meters above the turquoise water hitting the gigantic cliffs underneath you. (in the past, when the bridge wasn’t caged as it is now, a lot of visitors had to be picked up by boat from the island, because they didn’t dare to return on the bridge). Another plus of this sight: it’s a well known bird watching spot and a great hiking area.