Gobbins Centre phone lines are jammed

The iconic tubular bridge at the Gobbins cliff path.  INLT 33-682-CON
The iconic tubular bridge at the Gobbins cliff path. INLT 33-682-CON

Callers to the Gobbins Visitors Centre are being asked to show patience following an extremely high volume of calls at the attraction.

The stunning cliff path in Islandmagee opened just this morning and already, staff have been inundated with hundreds of queries on the booking line.

Speaking early this afternoon, Gobbins Visitor Centre manager, Alister Bell said: “Staff are working hard to meet the large volume of calls being received.

“This can be frustrating for callers at times, but we would appeal to our clients to bear with us and be patient. They can be assured that the attraction is well worth the effort and suggest that if the number is engaged they call back later today or tomorrow, when things will be less hectic.”

Comprising of suspension tubular bridges, caves, steps, and tunnels carved through the spectacular rock face here, Mid and East Antrim Borough’s re-imagined treasure has brought what was once a thriving 1900s hotspot into the 21st century.

Along the trail, visitors will not only enjoy spectacular views of the natural landscape, but get up close to a diverse range of wildlife and gain privileged access to Northern Ireland’s only mainland colony of puffins alongside various other bird species.