Press Statement: “Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is delighted to confirm that The Gobbins cliff path will be open in time for May Day,” Mayor, Cllr Billy Ashe announced at last night’s full council meeting in The Braid, Ballymena.
“We have been working hard to get the path open as quickly as possible and are looking forward to welcoming visitors to Mid and East Antrim for the exhilarating experience The Gobbins has to offer as Northern Ireland’s newest major tourist attraction,” he said.
Bookings for 30 April onwards will commence with immediate effect via the phone line; with the new online booking system opening later this week. Pre-booking for tours is essential. The Gobbins would like to reiterate that pre-booking for tours is essential.
Whilst the Council recognises that the closure may have caused disappointment, it would like to reiterate that an Independent report commissioned has confirmed that the resultant landslip and damage to the access paths, was caused by the severe weather conditions was unforeseeable.
The attraction is of great importance to the local tourism sector and is a long-term investment project. The Council is confident The Gobbins will continue to deliver economic benefits to the local area and is looking forward to the summer season.